Maximilian X. "Boobie" Stanisch, 87, of 623 Virginia Rd., St. Marys, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 25, 1926 in St. Marys, a son of the late Maximilian Sr. and Anna Geci Stanisch.
On May 22, 1954 in St. Marys Church, he married Marcella "Sally" Bankovich Stanisch, who survives.
Boobie was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of St. Marys Church. He graduated from Central Catholic High School, class of 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Paciﬁc aboard the USS DeHaven. He attended Coyne Electrical School in Chicago and then retired from West Penn Power after more than 38 years of service. He was a member of St. Joseph's Society and the Tin Can Sailor's Association. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife of nearly 60 years, Marcella "Sally" Bankovich Stanisch, he is survived by three daughters, Loretta "Lori", Mrs. George Saleh, of St. Marys, Susan, Mrs. Don Vargo, of Monroeville, and Mary Ann Stanisch of Brockway; two sons, Stephen Stanisch and his wife Mary Sue of St. Marys, and Max A. Stanisch and his wife Laura of Kane; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph Stanisch of St. Marys, Ronald Stanisch and his wife Jean, of Hollywood, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Erma Stanisch of St. Marys; a brother-in-law, Thomas DeWald of St. Marys; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Walter Stanisch; and one sister, Delores DeWald.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Maximilian X. Stanisch will be celebrated at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Street, St. Marys, on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Thomas More Sikora, O.S.B., as Celebrant.
A Military Service will be conducted by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Thursday evening 5-8 p.m.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com .