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Emil Stanish, 67, retired teacher and elementary guidance counselor

Emil Stanish
Emil Stanish

WILMINGTON — Emil Stanish, 67, died Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Wilmington after a courageous year-long battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family.

Emil was born Dec. 5, 1950, in Washington, Pennsylvania, a son of Margaret Velegdon Stanish Mermon and the late Emil Alexander Stanish.

Emil was a graduate of Burgettstown High School and California University of Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Air Force. On Sept. 11, 1971, he married Connie Walker of Hickory, Pennsylvania.

Emil was a teacher and an elementary guidance counselor in the Trinity Area School District, retiring after 30 years of service. He also coached football at Trinity High School and Washington & Jefferson College. After retirement, his greatest joys were spending time with his granddaughters and golfing.

In addition to his wife, he also is survived by his daughters, Kiley Shafer (Wayne) and Karissa Stanish; mother, Margaret Mermon; sisters, Judi Forman (Alan) and Kristine Stanish; granddaughters, Briley, Brinley and Bristol Shafer; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John G. Stanish; and beloved stepfather, Max Mermon.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, June 17, at Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, 336 Wilson Ave., Washington, where services will be held at noon, Monday, June 18. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burgettstown Athletic Scholarship Foundation (BASF), 100 Bavington Road, Burgettstown, PA 15021.

The family would like to thank the staff of New Hanover and Duke Cancer Centers and Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the outstanding care they provided.

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