Stanley L. Meleen Jr.

Born: Fri., Jan. 18, 1929
Died: Fri., Mar. 15, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 20, 2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Mar. 21, 2019
Location: Sugar Grove First United Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 21, 2019
Location: Sugar Grove First United Church

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Stanley N. Meleen, Jr., of Sugar Grove passed away peacefully on March 15, 2019 at the home of his daughter, Crystal Meleen Keats, in Great Falls, VA.

He was born on January 18, 1929 in Frewsburg, NY, son to the late Stanley and Cora Meleen.  He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Gladys Abbott Meleen, whom he married on October 7, 1950.
Stan was a proud Army veteran who was honored to serve his country in both World War II and the Korean War and to be a member of the Sugar Grove Post of the American Legion.  He retired from Penn Dot where he represented employees as a union steward for many years.  Stan was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church.  He served the Church in various roles, including Trustee and loved fundraising at Sugar Grove Sales Days.

Soon after he moved to Sugar Grove in 1950, he began working at Stateline Speedway where he developed a love for racing that never ended and where he enjoyed the camaraderie of working with his close friends, including Red Brown and Marv Thorpe.  He enjoyed road trips (even with kids), camping with friends and family, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Stan is survived by his children Debbie (and Bill) Hirsch of South Lake Tahoe, CA, Crystal Meleen Keats of Great Falls, VA, and Jim Meleen and his companion Linda Falconer of Warren, PA; his grandchildren Rebecca Williams of Tampa, FL, Justin Troxell of Port St. Lucie, FL and Aaron Hirsch of South Lake Tahoe; his great grandchildren Chase, Grayson and Gavin Williams, and Shaniah Caldwell, Isaiah Caldwell and his companion Sheli Joy Martinez and their son Braven; and his two brother-in-laws Richard Abbott of Long Pond, PA and Richard Larsen of Frewsburg, NY.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Gladys and his son, Jeffrey Meleen; his son-in-law John Keats; his sisters and brothers Janice Cartner, Elizabeth Intihar, Elaine Larsen, Arcelia Trossauer, Gwendolyn Waterhouse, John Meleen, George Waid and Walter Waid; and his bother-in-law Marion Abbott.  

Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church from 4-7pm and also for 1 hour prior to the 11:00am funeral service held there on Thursday, March 21, 2019, with the Rev. Shelia Auer officiating. Burial to follow at Wesleyan Cemetery in Sugar Grove.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church at 3 Race St. Sugar Grove, Pa., 16350. Condolences may also be made to the family at

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Joyce Wilson
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
So sorry for the loss of Stan. He was such a good friend and neighbor. I will miss jumping on my 4 wheeler and driving up the other hill for a quick visit with Gladdy and Stan. Their presence are missed by many. Love to their family at this time of sorrow.

Revs. Robert and Sandra Howles
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
Saddened by the loss of a good man!
May God’ Peace be with alllof the family.
Love you all!

Sherry Foust
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
Dear Deb, Crys, and Jim and families, So sorry for your loss. Your dad and mom were so good to me when I first came to Sugar Grove and I am grateful to have known them. They meant a great deal to Mom (Helen Hoglin) and she always enjoyed their visits. Take care.

John Morton
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
Deb, Crit , Jim & Family

God’s Speed 🙏🙏 in your loss of your great father. May the Good Lord surround you in his love in your time of sorrow.. Your folks were so very kind & good to me over the years. They both will always be in a special place my heart..

Mary Troxell Ames
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Debbie, Chris and Jim your parents were wonderful people. All the memories of them will sustain you at this time. Thinking of you,
Mary Troxell Ames

Joanne & Hossein Khavari
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Crystal, Deb, and Jim,
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.

Sheri Sherrard Kowalski
   Posted Wed March 20, 2019
Deb, Crystal & Jim:
I'm so very sorry for the deep loss you are feeling.
I thought the world of your parents. I was raised going to UMC with them.
They were very kind & caring people that will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered.
My Heart & prayers are with you all.

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