Roger P. Stansbury, 77

August 13, 2009

-AUG. 11, 2009

EASTON, Md. - Roger P. "Pat" Stansbury died on Aug. 11, 2009, in Easton, Md., of COPD. He was 77.

Mr. Stansbury was born in Baltimore, Md., and attended Baltimore Public Schools and Forest Park High School. He joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1950 and was called up to serve in the regular Corps and served in Korea. He was on the front lines for the whole 18 months he served and was captured at the infamous Chosin Reservoir by the Chinese and North Koreans. Mr. Stansbury was awarded several medals and maintained a camaraderie and loyalty to his perished buddies the rest of his life.

He started working at Kann Ellert Electronics and then Western Electric. That became AT&T, then Lucent. He was a supervisor in Installation. He worked, as an avocation, as a stagehand and set designer and builder for local community theaters. There he met Mildred Rider and they married on Oct. 24, 1953.


Building furniture and working with tools and wood was an important part of his life. In his retirement, he made and flew remote-controlled airplanes, but his greatest joy was boating on the Chesapeake Bay.

Mr. Stansbury is survived by his beloved daughters, Teresa M. Weber and her husband Alan; Mary Pat Kelley and her husband Michael; and Anne M. Ray and her husband Scott; and six beloved grandchildren, Caitlin and Amanda Weber; Brennan and Patrick Kelley; and Keegan and Aidan Ray.

Friends may call on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Easton from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Easton on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at 11 a.m.

Burial will be at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057 or

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