Dad 2009
John Walter Stanford
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 22, 1927
  • Date of passing: Feb 23, 2011
Let the memory of John Walter be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, John Walter Stanford who was born on March 22, 1927 and passed away on February 23, 2011. We will remember him forever.

A memorial service will be held on March 12, 2011 at 11:00am at the Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ken Anusavice on 24th February 2015

"John inspired me to dedicate a part of my career to the development of dental standards. He has left a positive lasting memory with me of his dedication to dentistry and to his family and colleagues.

Ken Anusavice"

This tribute was added by walter stanford on 23rd February 2015

"Dad, you live on through your greatest gifts; children and family.  We do what we can for our children and the family to continue to honor this.  Miss you every day.  Brent"

This tribute was added by walter stanford on 22nd March 2014

"Today is your birthday, happy birthday to you dad.  Love, you son Brent"

This tribute was added by walter stanford on 24th February 2013

"Thank you dad for your love, strength, and presence in our lives.  Rembering the way you lives your life will continue to inspire us forever.  You will always be in our memories so live on forever in our hearts.  Miss you dad"

This tribute was added by Margo Sargent on 23rd February 2013

"Two years!  I am so glad Dad is home in Heaven.  He is waiting for all our family and friends and wants us to be there with him some day.  
Love you Dad!

This tribute was added by Margo Sargent on 22nd March 2012

"The other night I heard you calling me from the base of the stairway in our home in Northbrook just like you used to with your patient voice. I still hear it.
We just returned from Maui where I have so many fond memories of you and the trips we took together.
I'm so happy you now have a perfect body and perfect peace in our Lord, Jesus Christ. You were so brave!"

This tribute was added by Michelle SargentLeask on 22nd March 2012

"I remember sitting at the kitchen table and watching Grandpa making banana pancakes , they where the best ! I miss you Grandpa Love your Granddaughter Michelle"

This tribute was added by Michael Orecchia on 28th February 2012

"On February 22 i was in Chicago for the Mid-Winter Meeting and i thought of the many friends i had made throughout my time in the dental business.  I thought of the many activities i was involved with during the Chicago Meeting and i did take time to think about the many dinners at the Stanford home.  Thank you John and Joan for your friendship."

This tribute was added by Philippe Calfon on 10th June 2011

"On behalf of French delegates who had the pleasure to work with John at ISO TC 106 meetings, I would like to express my sincere condolences to his family, and a warm support to Sharon"

This tribute was added by Supattra Adisorn on 26th April 2011

"On behalf of Thai Industrial Standards Institute, I would like to express the condolences to his family."

This tribute was added by John Tesk on 21st April 2011

"I met John Stanford after entering the dental industry and participating in dental standards activity; he became a friend/mentor.  He had the standards work so well planned that he made it fun.  I offer condolences to Joan and his entire family."

This tribute was added by Steven Jefferies on 15th March 2011

"I have not forgotten how John Stanford, with kindness and patience, helped me in ISO/TC 106. His stature within organized dentistry was without question. He will be missed by all of us. Sincere condolences to Sharon and John's entire family."

This tribute was added by Edward Santucci on 14th March 2011

"I met John Stanford when I first became associated with the dental industry in the mid seventies. His dedication,enthusiam and personable nature encouraged me to become involved with the standards setting process where I witnessed the tireless efforts of John's army of volunteers. My condolences to his family. Ed Santucci, DENTSPLY/Caulk"

This tribute was added by Thavalyarat Holasut on 13th March 2011

"It was such a great honor working with Dr. Standford in ISO/TC106 meetings.
All of us from Thailand appreciated his dedication and contribution to bring about a standard development. The dental professions are indebted for his hard work resulting in higher standard dental materials benefiting our patients. He will be missed by his colleagues around the world."

This tribute was added by Juanita Poore on 11th March 2011

"Rest in peace, Uncle John.You are on your final trip to Heaven.When your Sister passed, my Mother, your love and strength were a loving support for me and my family.
Juanita Poore"

This tribute was added by Nicole Pechamat on 11th March 2011

"I would like to express my sincere condolences to Mrs John STANFORD, Sharon STANFORD and the family."

This tribute was added by Richard Geary on 8th March 2011

"I want to thank Dr. Stanford for giving me my first and only professional job. I have a 38 year tenure with the American Dental Association and have accrued many skills that go beyond the halls of the University of Illinois. I am deeply indebted to Dr. Stanford for giving me this opportunity."

This tribute was added by Akihiro Inagaki on 7th March 2011

"John was a great world leader in the development of international standards for dental products. Thanks to his warmhearted and enduring encouragement and support, the “ISO/TC106 Japan” has grown up to be quite visible on the global scene, for which we are very grateful. He will be long remembered here in Japan.
Mitsuo Okubo & Akihiro Inagaki"

This tribute was added by Hidetaka Yoshikawa on 7th March 2011

"We had a great honor of working with Dr. Stanford in ISO/TC106 activities.
Especially, his support to Japanese delegates has been highly appreciated.  He will remain in our heart forever.
Hidetaka Yoshikawa,
Chairman, Japan Research Council on Dental Products (Japanese National Committee for ISO/TC106)"

This tribute was added by Mitsuo Okubo on 6th March 2011

"When the Japan Dental Association started to be more involved in the global dental community in early 1970’s, John was very supportive by giving us invaluable advice about how to positively participate and efficiently contribute to the FDI committees as well as ISO/TC106. We appreciate his great guidance and very much miss him.
Mitsuo Okubo,
President, the Japan Dental Association"

This tribute was added by Carolyn Van Eck on 6th March 2011

"My thoughts and prayers are with Joan and the entire family on the passing of Dr. Stanford. John was a great support to GC and helped us achieve our ISO Certification. He was very successful with his career and specifically the remarkable contributions made at the ADA developing Standards that the worldwide dental industry could rely on. His friendship to GC will be truly missed."

This tribute was added by P L Fan on 5th March 2011

"John Stanford was an enabling supervisor, a patient mentor and a friendly colleague.  The encouragement and support he provided me as CDMIE staff were influential in my work on standards as well as national and international science issues."

This tribute was added by Robert Ahlstrom on 4th March 2011

"John inducted me to the "Standards" group at the ADA and showed what integrity, hard work, and ethics meant.  What a great individual and he and his family know that he started a legacy (professionally and personally)that will live on.  Truly a bright star in the night and he is in a much more comfortable home now."

This tribute was added by Michael Orecchia on 3rd March 2011

"I was saddened to hear of John's passing and my thoughts are with Joan and his children.  I worked closely with John both during his time with the ADA and later when he came to GC as a consultant.  My fondest memories of John are the dinners he hosted for the GC family. When I think of John I will always remember the man who helped me understand and better appreciate the work of the ADA"

This tribute was added by Jiro Masuda on 3rd March 2011

"John was a great mentor to me since the late sixties.
He kindly introduced me to many interesting international venues such as
FDI committees, and ISO/TC106., and gave me priceless advice
throughout the years.  
The Japanese dental community has been greatly benefited from his willingness to share information and help others.
We will miss him very much.
Jiro and Kumiko Masuda"

This tribute was added by Jack Mitchem on 2nd March 2011

"John brought me out of "volunteer retirement" from the ADA in 1980 to serve on the Council for Dental Materials,Instruements and Equipment.  I then spent the next 26 years volunteering in the field of Standards development.  Thanks so much for the opportunity John and,of course, for all your contributions to International Standards.
Jack Mitchem, Portland, OR"

This tribute was added by Clive Ross on 1st March 2011

"It was with a sense of sadness and loss that I learned of John's passing. he was a fine man,courteous, a man of humility, dedicated to his family and always a gentleman. He was a role model for those with whom he came into contact  
In my association with him through FDI,he was there with quiet advice and a willingness to serve.He will be missed by friends and colleagues around the world."

This tribute was added by Dennis smith on 1st March 2011

"John Stanford will be remembered for his contribution to the development and systematization of dental materials.His work as Chair of ISO TC106 brought structure and organization to the appraisal and testing of materials , instruments and equipment which resulted in improved standards for clinical practice and thus to better dental health  of patients worldwide."

This tribute was added by Jean Narcisi on 1st March 2011

"We would like to express our sincere condolences to the family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May your memories give you strength. Jean, Rick, Nick and Mia Narcisi"

This tribute was added by David Mahler on 28th February 2011

"I've known John for more than 50 years and when discussing the ADA Specification Program, his name immediately comes to mind.  His dedication to the important contribution he has made to this program has promoted the availability of the best materials for use by the Dental profession with the ultimate benefit being to people receiving dental care, both nationally and internationally.
Dave Mahler"

This tribute was added by Glen Johnson on 28th February 2011

"So many word-wide have benefited from the many initiatives John Stanford successfully undertook during his illustrious career with the ADA.   I am so grateful for these accomplishments, and also for his kind, nurturing manor in mentoring so many of us in dental science and the politics of organized dentistry.  He was a scholar, teacher and gentleman. Glen Johnson, Univ. of Washington, Seattle"

This tribute was added by Dorin Ruse on 28th February 2011

"My sincere condolences to Sharon and the family.

This tribute was added by marcia greenberg on 28th February 2011

"My deepest sympathy to the Joan and her family.  John was an amazing  man and made many contributions to dentistry.  I worked with him for many years at the ADA.  Marcia Greenberg"

This tribute was added by William Brantley on 28th February 2011

"Our deepest condolences to John's family. It was my pleasure to observe John's expert guidance in dental specifications and standards for many years. He has left us with many wonderful memories and worldwide contributions."

This tribute was added by Wayne Wozniak on 28th February 2011

"I had the great honor of working with John for some fifteen years at the American Dental Association.  The advice and counsel he gave me regarding the ADA Acceptance Program and other Association activities was invaluable to me.  His dedication and perseverance in the development of national and international standards for better patient care in dentistry is unmatched."

This tribute was added by Heinz A Erni on 28th February 2011

"I had the priviledge to know John in many functions in the FDI during my Presidency. His contributions were very much appreciated and I thank him for his support. Heinz A. Erni"

This tribute was added by Judy Vasconi on 28th February 2011

"I have known you my whole life, Uncle John.  You are the
most funny, loving, supporting person I have had the
pleasure to know the last 66 years.  I didn't see you often but you were always in my heart.  I will miss your
soft voice and soft ways."

This tribute was added by Satoshi Tosaki on 27th February 2011

"The first time I met John was May in 1984 and then he supported me a lot during my stay at CDMIE Lab for one year.  I had been enjoying meeting Joan and John every year at the ISO/TC106 Dentistry meeting until his retirement from the meeting. His contribution to the development of international standard for dental products was great and not to be forgotten."

This tribute was added by arthur d on 27th February 2011

"Arthur A. Dugoni lit a candle on 27th of February 2011

"As president of the ADA and a trustee in the 1980's John was a valuable contributor to the development of international standards for dental materials. A true scientist he led the field and was a remarkable source of information and innovation.""

This tribute was added by Helmut Heydt on 26th February 2011

"Helmut Heydt:
I was introduced to John by Harold Hillenbrand in 1967;subsequently we worked in close harmony on ISO TC 106.
Ellen and I remember John and Joan with great fondness."

This tribute was added by Michelle SargentLeask on 26th February 2011

"Grandpa John was an amazing man. He was one of the first people who saw me take my first steps and say my first words. I will always miss him. I love you grandpa John!"

This tribute was added by Ken Anusavice on 26th February 2011

"We are fortunate to have shared many positive experiences with John that were related to ADA and ISO activities. His advice and recommendations to us on development of ISO TC 106 international dental standards made our tasks less stressful and the process more efficient. We are grateful for the talent and expertise that he shared with us."

This tribute was added by Stephen Bayne on 26th February 2011

"John was key to my experience in working with the ADA.  As a graduate student at Northwestern, John was one block away and continually supportive.  He always had time for me.  He is part of the reason that I became involved in the ADA's efforts for standards and dental materials testing. His smile and energy will always be part of my memory.  Stephen Bayne, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor"

This tribute was added by Ramon J. Baez on 26th February 2011

"I met John in the late sixties when I started working at the ADA; soon I recognized his vast knowledge and leadership abilities. He made remarkable contributions to the standards development field, both nationally and internationally. I learned much from him. We have included him and his family in our prayers. Ramon J. and Martha Baez"

This tribute was added by An-Shih Cheng on 25th February 2011

"As a novice to dentistry when I joined the ADA, John was incredibly supportive.  His passing will be missed by many throughout the world."

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