Stan the Man
Stanley Dwight Smith
  • 72 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 17, 1942
  • Place of birth:
    Pasadena, California, United States
  • Date of passing: May 15, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Orange, California, United States
Our memories of Stan will be with us forever... Aloha

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved husband, father, brother and friend, Stan Smith, born into this world on January 17, 1942 who left us on May 15, 2014 to join his loved ones in heaven who passed on before him.  We will remember him in our hearts forever as the wonderful man he was.

Please visit the Stories section on this website to share your special memories about Stan with all those who loved him!

Thank you and God bless. 

Stanley's Angels 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Leanda Huff on 5th September 2016

"ok...how I met Stan's wife Barb...(before she was his wife).  I was dining room manager at Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, and we had a ladies luncheon that none of us knew about! The Chef called me and I had to act fast to staff it! No employee was available (no cel phones in the 70s) soooo...I went to Stan's house to ask if he knew anyone to help me work it.  He nodded across the room and said "How about her?" I look over, and sitting there, very stoic, was Barb! (She later said she tried to be a piece of furniture so as to not be noticed!)
Well, she did it! She came to the Yacht Club and together, we pulled off a successful booked event! We went on to be great friends, roommates, and later and happily, sisters-in-law! She and Stan were soulmates of the highest degree.....so much so, that I took a back seat.  That was all good, because Barb made Stan HAPPY, at peace, in love, and whole! I know he did the same for her.... he made us all happy, so full of love and life....."

This tribute was added by Leanda Huff on 5th September 2016

"Gosh, I miss you, Stan! When I was a little girl, I gave you a birthday card, and on the envelope, I misspelled your name, and wrote "Stanely"...always a running joke between us, to the point where I often wrote that on your envelopes.  Hear Blood, Sweat and Tears or Poco or Buffalo Springfield...and so many others and I know you are sending those songs to me.  You are a wonderful presence in my life daily, and I am grateful to have you there, since I can have your physical, earthly self here.  "Tell em where you got it" and "don't let your meat loaf!"  Love you, Aloha, my angel brother!"

This tribute was added by becca booth on 19th May 2016

"Love you dad, miss your jokes and all your laughter. You are the best :) Love and aloha "cough cough cough""

This tribute was added by Cherine Keiser on 15th May 2016

"Missing you.  Gonna make a blue cheese salad today in your honor.  Love ya!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Smith on 15th May 2016

"Happy 2nd anniversary in heaven, Stan.  

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure.
You are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.

Love you FOREVER....
Miss you for ALWAYS!  XO!!"

This tribute was added by DeNaya Green on 15th May 2016

"Miss you so much"

This tribute was added by Leanda Huff on 17th January 2016

"Happy birthday Stan the Man, Mayor,Swotzlebot. ...love and miss you every day...Remembering when we were driving a long drive and you tested me by asking what was the #1 song...this time it was "close  to you " ...song rings true now " "just like me, they want to be...close to you""

This tribute was added by Barbara Smith on 17th January 2016

"Happy 74th Birthday....and your 2nd birthday in Heaven, Stan.  Wish I could hold you in my arms & give you a birthday kiss today.  Miss you madly & LOVE you dearly!  Sending you ALL MY LOVE....XO!!"

This tribute was added by DeNaya Green on 17th January 2016

"Happy birthday Daddy❤️ Miss your smiling face!❌⭕️"

This tribute was added by Larry Smith on 15th May 2015

"Thank God my kids got me on facebook, I for some reason was not aware of this web site, I think I had brain fade,  until I read DeNaya's post on face book today.
Thanks DeNaya, it got my attention and had post a few messages before I found this one. As a tribute to my little brother Stanley all I can say is we spent a lifetime together and a loving one at that, Through times of trouble and times of joy. always with a positive attitude.  After I was married and had started a family, Stan was always there to help out in so many ways. As he grew older and started to have a life of his own we remained not only brothers but good friends.  Later on in the Newport days sometimes we had to watchout so we did not get into to much trouble but we maintained. I think of Stan often and somehow wish we had spent more time togther in our later years.  But the love remained, I miss him very much as we all do. Thinking of him and Kenny this day they both passed on to heaven, Again ALOHA BROTHERS!!!"

This tribute was added by Leanda Huff on 15th May 2015

"One year ago today you and Kenny flew together to heaven, leaving us on this earth to miss and love you.  I know you are an angel and have lots of people to be an angel to, including Barb, Naya, Cherine and Rebecca, Tess and Emma, Larry and myself.  I will always treasure the brother you were (are) to me...the best! I miss your goofiness and the way you could always read a situation and react accordingly...remember it was you who taught me "when you assume you make an ASS out of U and ME! I look up to my heavenly stars and talk to you each night.  I listen to my wind chimes and hear you.  I hear your songs and my heart glows.  Love you, your baby sis...(you always said I was your favorite sister... always funny, because I was your only sister) Aloha Bruddah!"

This tribute was added by Leanda Huff on 15th May 2015

"One year ago today you and Kenny flew together to heaven, leaving us on this earth to miss and love you.  I know you are an angel and have lots of people to be an angel to, including Barb, Naya, Cherine and Rebecca, Tess and Emma, Larry and myself.  I will always treasure the brother you were (are) to me...the best! I miss your goofiness and the way you could always read a situation and react accordingly...remember it was you who taught me "when you assume you make an ASS out of U and ME! I look up to my heavenly stars and talk to you each night.  I listen to my wind chimes and hear you.  I hear your songs and my heart glows.  Love you, your baby sis...(you always said I was your favorite sister... always funny, because I was your only sister) Aloha Bruddah!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Smith on 14th February 2015

"Missing you so.....on this special "love" day, Stan.  Always know that you HAVE my heart....you're IN my heart.....you ARE my heart!  I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!  XO!!"

This tribute was added by DeNaya Green on 17th January 2015

"Dear Daddy, We are missing you so much. Thinking of you and your crew partying in heaven on this special day.
Love and hugs and kisses,
Naya and Jimbo
XOXOXOX"

This tribute was added by becca booth on 17th January 2015

"We love you Dad... And are  imagining the John Wayne quotes you must be sharing...." Get off your horse and drink your milk!"
Love and  Aloha, Nate and Becca xxxxx"

This tribute was added by Barbara Smith on 17th January 2015

"Happy Birthday in HEAVEN, Stan!  Missing you today....but I know that celebrating with God & the other angels, must be so much better than anything here on earth.  Knowing that you're pain free.....and "forever young" warms that empty place in my heart that you left behind, and makes me smile.  Selfishly tho, I still wish you were here!  Love you more than words can say.....FOREVER & FOR ALWAYS!  XO!!"

This tribute was added by Cherine Keiser on 17th January 2015

"Happy Bday, Grampy!  Miss you <3"

This tribute was added by Leanda Huff on 17th January 2015

"Happy Birthday in Heaven...I love you my brother and miss and speak to you every day...Please look down on Barbara, your beautiful daughters, Larry and me.....you are the best angel...because you were the best man...I see how wonderful you were in all aspects of your life in my memories....Aloha"

This tribute was added by Leanda Huff on 7th September 2014

"Still miss you every minute of everyday, Stan! You have a new great nephew....Jace Michael Kenneth Little....wish you were here to teach him to "not pick his nose" (consequences you showing him what happens to your little finger).  I remember you tackling everything you did in life with pure determination and gusto.  The best thing you ever did was to marry Barbara....what a love life you two lived...should have taught it....I will always love Newport and Balboa because of you...because of the memories of our times there....brother and sister...there will never be anyone like you..I love you..."

This tribute was added by Kerry Velasquez on 3rd September 2014

"So many attributes when describing Stan - loyal, funny, compassionate, and with a joy for life that few realize.  Even though I had not had contact with Stan for many years, I always remembered this good man with a smile on my face.  Sleep well with the angels, dear Stan.  "Lemonhead" will always miss you!"

This tribute was added by Dian Taylor on 19th July 2014

"Im so sad that i will miss the memorial for my Uncle Stan tomorrow but I will be there in spirit!  I have so many wonderful childhood memories with Uncle Stan and Aunt Barb! He will always be in my heart and ill never forget his amazing smile! He could light up a room! Love you so much! Xoxo"

This tribute was added by Pamela Smith on 6th July 2014

"He will be missed sooooo. much. We know him and his brother Kenny are together. They both had such a great sense of humor. I am sure they are visiting and laughing together. Will always be missed. Love them both so much and forever."

This tribute was added by Leanda Huff on 30th June 2014

"It makes me "nermous" when I don't know how to pour out my heart! The memories flood into my heart and head every day...not enough time and pace...but I will say...You were an awesome brother...funny, tough, loving, accommodating, caring and always there when I needed you...your life is an example to everyone...Bless Barb from above...you were another of the Smith Golden Couples, and I love you!"

This tribute was added by DeNaya Green on 27th June 2014

"I love you Daddy!"


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