Stanley J. Hnatonko, USAF

September 05, 1945 – September 22, 2017

ADAMS – Stanley J. Hnatonko, 72, of 28 Grove St., passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at his home.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 5, 1945, son of the late Stanley and Anna Weslowski Hnatonko he attended schools in Pittsburgh and was a graduate of Point Park College in Pittsburgh with a Bachelor degree in Business Management.

He came to Adams in 1973 and became employed for the K Mart Corp at their various stores for twenty one years, after which he became employed for the Brooks Pharmacy for several years and then for the Rite Aid Pharmacy where he retired in 2012.

Stanley was a US Air Force Vietnam Veteran, where he was a helicopter pilot flying rescue missions during the war.

Stanley was a communicant of Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Church in Adams. He was a member of Adams Post 160 of the American Legion, the Adams Lodge of Elks, and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan. Stanley enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, the former Karen Degere, whom he married on August 28, 1976. Two sons, Jason Hnatonko and his wife Erinn of Adams, Robert Hnatonko and his wife Jennifer of Adams. A daughter, Krista Sebastino her husband Sean of Quincy, MA, a sister, Catherine Kraus and her husband Joseph of Pittsburgh, PA, five grandchildren, Landon, Preston, Liam, Evan, and Payton Hnatonko.

He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Angel Hnatonko.

SERVICES: The funeral for Stanley will take place Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11AM from the TROTTIER PRINGLE FUNERAL, 6 Summer St., Adams, MA 01220, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church at 12 PM, celebrated by the Rev. Steven G. Montesanti, Pastor. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery in Adams. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 4 to 7PM.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to the Adams Ambulance or the St. Stanislaus School in care of the funeral home.

Published by The Berkshire Eagle on Sep. 26, 2017.

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