Stanley "Stan" Ren, Jr
Stan passed peacefully in his sleep at Saratoga Hospital on Saturday, February 17, 2018.
He was born in 1934 in Depew, NY, the son of the late Stanley and Bertha Sosnowski Ren, Sr. He attended Oakfield-Alabama high school in Oakfield, NY, where he excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and wrestling while also playing the tuba in the marching band. Stan studied accounting at Alfred University, where he was a two-way starter on Alfred's undefeated football teams in 1955 & 1956. He was also a member of Alfred's Kappa Phi chapter of the Kappa Nu fraternity.
Stan settled in Rochester, NY after college and, over his professional career, held various accounting and management positions at Xerox, Itek, and Rochester Coca-Cola. Upon retirement, Stan started his own bookkeeping company where he worked with small businesses in the Rochester area. Stan was a member of National Accounting Association as well as the Financial Executive Institute in Rochester, NY.
Stan was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend who cared deeply about his family and enjoyed spending time with loved ones. After 56 years together in Rochester, Stan and his wife, Joyce, moved to Ballston Spa, NY in 2015 to be closer to family members.
Stan had a love of nature and the outdoors. He also loved sports and coaching his children in CYO basketball for St. Helen's in Gates, NY. Stan was an active supporter of the St. Helen's parish and the Aquinas Institute activities. He was quick to laugh and find humor in everyday life and was quick to make new friendships. He was a skilled gardener and loved to fish in his favorite spot, the 1000 Islands, where he spent much of his summers since the early 1980's. He enjoyed reading, puzzles, music, good food and good conversation. He was an ardent follower of Alfred University football, University of Notre Dame football and basketball, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute football, St. Bonaventure University basketball, and Aquinas Institute sports as well as the Buffalo Bills.
Stan was predeceased by his brother Louis Ren.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Joyce Ren, his children Stephen (Peggy) Ren, Eric (Bridget) Ren, Mark Ren, Karen (Max) Maxwell, his sister Rosemarie (Donald) Ruck, his brother Edwin Ren, his grandchildren Maureen Ren, Sarah Ren, Justin Blount, Harrison Blount, Caroline Ren, and Colin Ren, along with nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm at Mevec Funeral Home Inc., 224 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 am at St. Mary's Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa.
Committal service will be 10:00 am on Friday, February 23, 2018 at St. Peter's Cemetery,
For directions or to light a candle visit us at www.mevecfuneralhome.com.