Stanley Chakales obituary (1945 – 2021) – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Stanley chakales
November 15, 1945 – October 23, 2021
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina – Stanley James Chakales of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, at the age of 75, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2021. His death was the result of complications from his two-year battle against cancer of the esophagus. Stan is predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara Batey Chakales. Stanley was born in Hopewell, Virginia on November 15, 1945, to his parents James and Estelle Vlahos Chakales. Tragically, Estelle died of a coronary embolism just hours after Stan was born. Soon after, Stan went to live with his aunt and uncle, the late Stephen and Eugenia Vlahos Michaelson and grew up in Ravena, New York, and later in Carmel, California. Stan is also predeceased by his sister, Georgette Beaver. He remains to be cherished by his memories: his daughter, Allyce Estelle Tasanasanta (Sam), and his grandchildren Julia and David Tasanasanta of Atlanta, Georgia. Stanley is also survived by his sisters Estelle (Kathy) Bockis (Joseph), Beverly Patton (Joseph), Nina Palermo (Michael), nieces Sarah Beaver, Sheri Ciccone (Edward), Althea Shaver (Blaine), Erin Gough, nephew Jason Gough and a host of other loving relatives and close friends. After graduating in 1963 from Carmel High School in Carmel, Calif., Stan attended Ithaca College where he received a full scholarship to play baseball as a pitcher on their Division 1 baseball team. in his rookie year, Stan helped his team secure a spot in the Divisional World Series. In addition, Stan served his country for six years as part of the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Upon graduation from college, Stanley embarked on a long and successful career in sales management with AM International and Mergenthaler Linotype. He held various sales leadership roles before purchasing a successful restaurant and catering business in Atlanta. After his many business activities, Stan enjoyed living in Southington, Connecticut; Boston, Massachusetts; Atlanta, Georgia and finally Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. A talented left-handed athlete, Stanley found his true passion playing tennis. Although Stan didn’t start playing competitive tennis until after college, he competed successfully on several top ALTA and USTA teams each season until the year of his death. On the court, Stan was highly competitive with an unparalleled balance of mental strength and tenacity, but it was the many incredibly supportive friends he made through tennis that carried him through the most moments. difficult. Stanley married Barbara Batey on August 19, 1992 in Carmel, California. Together, they shared 19 adventurous years of married life. Stan was an avid reader and political enthusiast. He and Barbara loved to travel, play tennis, ski, cook gourmet meals, visit their many friends and family, but most of all they loved their dog Mason and all their cats. Full of compassion, Stan and Barbara never tire of helping stray animals in any way they can. Stanley will be remembered for his insight and love of life. There was never a time when he was without a thoughtful suggestion or a word of wisdom. Stanley may have disappeared from our sight, but never from our hearts. The family will be forever honored and would like to especially thank all of their friends in Hilton Head Island and Atlanta, who were so generous and gave her the best gift life can give: their friendship. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Ravena, NY. Interment will follow mass at Saint-Patrick’s cemetery in Ravenna. Condolences can be sent to Allyce Tasanasanta’s care at 340 Highlands Trace, Roswell, GA 30075. In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Stanley Chakales to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home, 760 Pollard Blvd SW, Atlanta , GA 30315 or Hilton Head Humane Association, 10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.

Posted by The Island Packet on October 30, 2021.

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