Stanley Corwin, 96, of Iowa City, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.
Stanley was born on June 19, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the oldest of three children. Stanley was an avid reader and excelled in school. After high school, he attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a mechanical engineering degree in 1944. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Navy to serve his country during World War II as an engineer.
When Stanley met Ethel, he realized she was his true love and they married after a brief five-month engagement. They raised their two daughters, Roberta and Claudia, in Queens, N.Y. Stanley was instrumental in providing his daughters with an abundance of rich experiences, always encouraging them to discover their passions and pursue their dreams. During their elder years, Stanley and Ethel moved to Iowa City to be closer to family. Devoted to each other, Stanley and Ethel lived life to the fullest during their 60-year union.
Stanley had a quiet elegance. He was an excellent listener who was acutely present and interested. He forged deep connections with many people from all walks of life.
Stanley's passions included photography, skiing, fine wine, good food and opera. He played doubles tennis into his late 80s. His most beloved destination was Mark and Roberta's ranch in Montana.
Stanley lived until the age of 96, with clarity and an indomitable spirit, forever gracing his devoted family. He passed away in the comfort of his daughter's home, embraced by his loved ones. His memory lives on in Roberta and Claudia; his sons-in-law, Mark and Tony; and his grandchildren, Jordyn, Cory, Max, Ava and Ben, who were his pride and joy.
A celebration of Stanley's life will be held on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Services will begin at noon at Agudas Achim Synagogue. Burial will follow at Agudas Achim Cemetery. A meal of condolence at the synagogue will follow the burial.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to United Action for Youth (unitedactionforyouth.org).
Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service. Online condolences at www.lensingfuneral.com.