It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Stanley Finkelstein on September 25th, the morning of Yom Kippur 5784. A devoted father to Alan, Debra, Ronda, Gary, and Eric; a cherished grandfather to Jillian, Sean, Elyssa, Kevin, and Alex; a doting great-grandfather to Jacob; and a cherished uncle and cousin to his large extended family, Stan's legacy is etched in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
Earlier this year, Stan bid farewell to his beloved wife, Regina Powell, and the two are now reunited in their USC and Detroit Tigers attire.
Stan was an avid athlete with a lifelong zest for baseball. He pitched for his high school and college teams and even tried out for the major leagues.
A true pillar of the Jewish community, Stan served as president of two Jewish congregations and president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan. In more recent years, his soulful voice joined with others in the choir of his synagogue in Tucson, Arizona, where he sang with heartfelt passion. His commitment to his faith was paralleled only by his dedication to his family, who stood at the center of his universe.
Professionally, Stan made notable contributions during his engineering tenures at Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, and LTV Aerospace. His colleagues respected and admired him, not just for his astute analytical skills but also for his vibrant sense of humor.
Stan's legacy is not just about the milestones he achieved but the countless meaningful moments and love he shared with all those he held dear. His commitment to family, faith, and community will forever serve as a beacon of inspiration to all of us.
May his memory be a blessing.