Stanley L. Zedekar died of heart failure Thursday [May 30, 2002] in his Port Angeles home at age 78.
He was born in Grundy Center, Iowa, to Laura and Laura Bernice (Robins) Zedekar.
Serving in the Marine Corps, he was with Carlson’s [Raiders] and Coast Watch in the South Pacific during World War II and was an aviator, with the rank of captain, during the Korean War.
Mr. Zedekar received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts degree in agriculture from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.
In Anaheim, Calif., he was an engineer for Autonetics, which is now the Boeing Co.; in Yuma, Ariz., he was president of AgriTech Development Corp.; at Norton Air Force Back in San Bernardino, Calif., he worked for TRW; after which he lived in Big Fork, Mont., before moving to Port Angeles one year ago.
Mr. Zedekar was an avid fisherman, enthusiastic chef, HAM radio operator, woodcarver, chess player and mycologist.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Marshalltown, Iowa, and former member in Big Fork, Mont., as well as belonging to the U.S. Chess Federation, Marines Memorial Association and Association of Naval Aviation, Inc.
His first marriage, in the 1950s, was at Las Vegas to Grace Protopapas; then, July 29, 1966, in Orange County, Calif., he married Charlotte Irena Main, who survives him.
Other survivors include sons Mark Stevenson of New York City and Greg Stevenson of New London, Conn.; and two grandchildren.
Services: Wednesday, June 12 at 10 a.m., memorial with full military honors in Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. Burial will be in Tahoma National Cemetery at Kent. Drennan & Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, is in charge.
Memorials: Marines Memorial Association, 609 Sutter Road, San Francisco, Calif. 94102.