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Obituary for Stanley J. Gill

Stanley J. Gill, 94, lifelong resident of Chicago, passed away January 10, 2023. Beloved husband of the late Loretta (nee Kulas). Loving father of Carol (John) Rohlfs, John Gill, and Thomas (Kimberly) Gill. Caring grandfather of Thomas (Ketchadapron) Rohlfs, Christopher, Michael, and Daniel Gill. Devoted son of the late Ignacy Gill and Mary (nee Reczek). Also survived by brother-in-law Frank Kulas of Hot Springs Village, AK, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, and innumerable dance partners. Preceded in death by sisters-in-law Catherine Kulas and Margaret (Roman) Ziolek.

Stan attended St. Ann Catholic grade school and high school (18th St.) and Cosmopolitan Preparatory School in Chicago. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served at the close of W.W.II, and again during the Korean Conflict as a pharmacist's mate and dental technician. He later worked as a petroleum chemist for Cities Service Oil Company (later Citgo) in Cicero, IL.

In the early 1950s, Stan discovered dancing, and frequented the Trianon and Aragon Ballrooms, where he advanced to instructor and member of the prestigious 400 Club. For many years, he and Loretta danced weekly at ballrooms across the area, including the Willowbrook and Melody Mill, and earned awards in numerous competitions. Stan continued to dance well past his 91st birthday, swinging ‘til the wee hours every Thursday during big band night at the historic Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, and on weekends at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.

Stan enjoyed more than 34 wonderful years of retirement. He loved lake life and frequent getaways to his northern Indiana lake home; family vacations down south; “getting a dose of Vitamin D” outdoors on sunny days; vegetable gardening; and cooking. His specialties included gołąbki, spareribs with sauerkraut, chop suey, and a variety of hearty soups. He continued to drive until his 94th birthday.

Stan was forever grateful to the Union League Boys and Girls Club of Chicago for the educational and medical services and the recreational opportunities they provided him during the 1930s and 1940s at their Pilsen facility.

Private committal service at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Justice, IL

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