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William Brinker Stanard
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
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From a contemporary press report:

Lieutenant Commander William Brinker Stanard, USN, Retired, 79, of 255 College Cross, died November 29, 1999, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Commander Stanard was a native of Huntington, West Virginia and a resident of Norfolk since 1970. He graduated from the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, class of 1944 and served on the USS Massachuttes during World War II. His Military service included      piloting blimps and later patrol aircraft and sea planes. He retired from the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander after 20 years service to his country. 

He subsequently worked for the United States Civil Service Navy Department and retired as a Project Manager. LCDR Stanard was a self employed real estate broker and a lifetime avid photographer.

Commander Stanard was a member of the Retired Officers Association, National Aviation Association, Surburban Kiwanis club, Norfolk YMCA.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Sarah Frances Terrell Stanard of Norfolk; daughter, Beverly S. Johnson and her husband David of Charles City County, VA; son, Richard Earl Stanard of Raleigh; sister, Mary Ann Brittenham of New York City,      NY; grandchildren, David R. Johnson, Jr. and his wife Lori, Kimberlyn Stevenson and her husband Andrew, Amy Frances Stannard and Marc W. Stannard and one great-granddaughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Johnson.

A chapel service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 3, 1999, at Little  Creek Naval Amphibious Base Chapel. Burial with full military honors will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donors choice.


Posted: 11 August 2001 Updated: 3 January 2007
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