-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.