Stanley S. Targos 09/09/1920 Passed away of leukemia 02/13/2006. Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Army veteran, 53 year resident of Lawndale, 35 year employee of Northrop Aircraft Company. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, of 54 years, his three daughters, Kathy Abney (Chuck) of Pleasanton, Sherry Targos of Torrance, Beverly Clement (Gary) of Torrance, and grandchildren Nicole Clement-Mahany (Toby), Kristen Clement, Christopher and Kelly Abney, brother Frank Targos of PA, brother Ed Targos (Muriel) of Fountain Valley, sister Wilma Kashawlic of PA, and sister Blanche Nalevanko (George) of South Dakota, and many nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday, February 16, 2006 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. with the Rosary at 7:15 P.M. both at White & Day Mortuary Chapel located at 3215 Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. The Funeral Mass will be Friday, February 17, 2006, 2:00 P.M. at St. Catherine Laboure Church located at 3846 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, CA 90504. The Committal will follow the Mass at Green Hills Memorial Park at 27501 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

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  1. Aunt Rosie and family, Gary, Erin, Travis and Sandy want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. This is a very difficult time, but please know that there are people out there who care about you and who are thinking about you. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do. Love, The Wagner Family

  2. Stan has always been a special person. I married his eldest daughter (Kathy) and he welcomed me into his family. He loved his grandchildren Christopher and Kelly and enjoyed time with our family. He spent time with us on family outings and we will always remember our trip to Lake Shasta. My fondest memory are the walks and trips we took through Alondra park. He loved the ducks, rabbits, squirrels, geese and other animals at the park. He loved the sky and bueaty of just being part of this life. Stan believed in God and Christ with all his heart. He asked God for more time on earth so he could continue to love his family. I prayed that Christ meet Stan, testified before God to have him enter into eternity with them and to say hello to my father who passed January 22nd 2006. I know he will tell me father that I miss and love both of them. God Bless you Stan and please look after us each and every moment. Love always: Chuck


  4. Rosie (Mom), Kathy, Sherrie and Bev (and Nicole, Kristen and all the Grandchildren and Nieces and Nephews), I’m so sad that Stan isn’t with us anymore, my heart aches because his wonderful spirit that lit up our world isn’t so apparent anymore. Our world is dimmer now but Heaven is a brighter place for his arrival. I’m so thankful that Bev and I met at the bus stop that day 20 years ago and grew to be best friends, Sisters really. I got to enjoy Stan since then and my life is richer for it. The smiles he gave and brought, his love support and especially his hugs and kisses are all treasured. My New Year Eve party will never be quite the same. I love you all and am here to do (or not do) anything you may need and be (or not be) with you. My shoulders are all yours. You are my family and I love you. Forever, Meryl/Sis

  5. I enjoyed your trip here to Las Vegas in October of 2005, Vic and Stan shared memories and time together. Unaware that they would leave this earth only weeks apart and meet again in heaven. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family and I will keep you in my prayers.

  6. Dear Mom, I just want to say hi to you & let you know that I love you very much. I will miss Dad so very much, he truly was my hero. I am so very thankful for the last 6 months we all got to spend together. We are truly blessed to have had such a wonderful Father in our lives. I know that our prayers were answered. Dad didn’t suffer or linger in pain. He got to go out of this world in his own bed next to you. I am so thankful for my wonderful Dad! He is now in Heaven with God ! Love, Bev

  7. The Achen family sends there deepest regards to your family.We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss…Our families go back to 1960 when we moved in on their street and stayed until 1995. Their are so many wonderful memories of the families friendships, but one of my ALL TIME favorites is hearing Rosie saying “Oh Stanley”. We lived only two doors apart so it wasn’t hard to hear each other…(smile)..Laurie called me today to tell me about the beautiful service and tribute to Stan..He was a man of GREAT character and had much love for his wife and daughters..(Can you imagine his challenge living with 4 women in the house.) (Big smile)..We know there is sunshine in Stan’s life now as he sits with our Lord…God Bless you and we will always hold the families memories in our hearts…..

  8. Mom, Just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you and how much I love you. I already miss dad so much, but I am so thankful for all the time we spent together and all of the things we were able to do as a family. We spent more time and did more things together in the last six months than alot of families do in a life time. I will always cherish those times. I love him so much. Remember – Beverly, Kathy & I will always be here for you. Love Sherry

  9. Dad I will miss you and I will always be greatful for all the family times that we all got to spend over the past 6 months. You will always be in my heart. I know that you are watching over your family in this time of sorrow, but we will remember how you lived your life and how you were able to share yourself with us . Dad I love you and you will never be far from our hearts. Love Kathy

  10. Dear Mom, I know that you are going to a tough time, just know that I am here if you want to talk or if you need anything at all Sherry ,Bev and I will be there for whatever you need. It is so hard to believe that Dad is gone. We got the pictures back and there is a good one of you by the flowers. Well I will close now and send all my love

  11. Dear Rosie & Stan (AKA Ma & Pa ) Thank you for adopting me. When I lost my Mom at the age of 13, you & Stan let me join your family as often as I wanted to. I’ll never forget how you were there for me when I got married. Brooke & Bryan adored you both as grandparents & still do. We will miss you Pa. I promise to be here for you Rosie.The bond we have means so much to me. Every day will get easier & our memories of Pa smiling & laughing will comfort us until we see him again. I love you Ma…Sue

  12. Hi Gramma, I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and I am here when ever you need me. Grandpa’s services were so nice and I know he’d be so pleased with the way they turned out. He deserved the best and I believe he got it. He was so very loved by so many; we were lucky that he was ours! I miss Grandpa so much every day but I know he is here with me in my heart. I have so many wonderful memories of him and I am so grateful for all of the things we all got to do as a family. Now, he watches over us alongside Grandma Lorraine, Chester, Buddy and all our other loved ones. Thank you for letting me help you create his headstone-that really meant so much to me. I know Grandpa would really like it. I love you Grandpa. I love you Grandma! Love, Nicole

  13. Aunt Rose, Kathy, Sherry, Beverly, I was so disappointed that I was not home when you visited PA, and would have gotten to see Uncle Stiney for the last time. I always cherished our visits. Uncle Stiney was always one of my favorite uncles and even though I hadn’t seen him for years, I miss him terribly, as well as my Dad does. I’ll never forget his smile and great laugh, both of which showed his great warmth. Take care and God bless all of you. Love, Francine and Family

  14. I will share two memories that I like to talk about frequently regarding Stan: 1) I met Stan shortly after he retired and I commented about his strong handshake for such an “old retired fella”. Afterward, he always made a point of giving me his strongest handshake. A few years later, I commented on how his handshake wasn’t quite as strong as it used to be… Stan, of course, would put up with none of that; and thereafter -even at our last get-together, I could always tell he gave it that extra strong grip whenever we clasped hands. 2) Shortly after he was diagnosed with his illness, Stan, Rosie, Sherry and I attended an Angels baseball game and Stan was determined to walk the three stadium levels to our seats. He would stop and rest on the way up, but shunned any repeated suggestion of using an elevator. Then he would pick up and carry-on to his seat. We were all proud of him for not giving up and Stan was proud of himself for completing his mission. Therefore, it was not surprising to me one bit that Stan refused to allow his illness to get the best of him early-on as predicted. I count myself privileged when others accuse me of harboring a similar stubborn “attribute”. I was equally privileged when Rosie and her girls afforded me the opportunity to escort Stan to his final resting place. God bless Stan, his family and friends.

  15. Although I miss my “adopted Dad” tremendously, Stan and his family have left me with great memories that will last a life time, whether it be at their house for the super bowl or going on vacation with them. I miss you, Stanley.

  16. I am so glad I was able to meet Stan. He seemed like an incredible family man. I was honored to partake in his funeral mass. I hope the family is healing from their loss, a little bit each day. Love to the family. Tracy

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