Stanley Raffel

Stanley Raffel

March 19, 1927 - April 4, 2021
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    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 12:00pm
    Virtual Funeral
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Donations are being accepted for:
National World War II Museum in New Orleans

945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


Stanley Howard Raffel passed away Sunday April, 4th, 2021 at the age of 94. He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Raffel (Jen Higham), and Janet Rothstein (Jeffrey), grandchildren, Sam Nachman (Megan), and Sara Nachman, his brother Earl (Lorraine) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Betty (nee Hornstein), son, Michael, and parents Sam and Reba Raffel.

Stanley was a graduate of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, the University of Maryland where he became a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving most of his enlistment in China. He worked most of his career as an engineer at Westinghouse where he retired. His life long interest in stamp collecting earned him many awards and honors from the Baltimore Philatelic Society, his other interests were travel, jazz from the 20's and 30's, Big Band, Latin jazz, and food from around the world all of which stayed with him until his passing.

A virtual funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 7 at 12 pm. Click the link above to watch the service. Please omit flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans,, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.
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Norman DuBois

Posted at 01:15pm
Dear Earl and Lorraine My sincere condolences to you on the loss of your brother Stanley. Norman DuBois (Tucson Az)

Lynn Schreiberg Montgomery

Posted at 01:44pm
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I met your parents years ago because they were friends with my aunt and uncle, Eta and Jerry Rolnick. Your dad lived a long life, but I know that it doesn’t make it any easier for those who cherished him. I hope all of your memories of him help you get through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Adele Taube

Posted at 01:28pm
Dear Barbara, Janet and family,
Bernie and I were both neighbors on Ripple Road, an awesome neighborhood because of people like your parents and the Eisenbergs. Bernie & I often reminisce about the families that lived there.
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. We hope that good memories, as well as caring family & friends, will help bring a sense of comfort and peace.
Thinking of you,
Adele (nee Miller) and Bernie Taube

Paul Eisenberg

Posted at 12:43pm
Barbara, Janet and the all other family members too numerous to mention, as you know, growing up as neighbors, our lives have intermingled for literally as long as I have been alive. I remember as children, the many trips we would all take, Stan and Betty, my father Arthur and mother Dede with all us kids, all 6 of us at a time, stuffed in the back of your family’s station wagon, pre seatbelt of course! So many places, so many memories. I also remember as children, that Stan was the scary father of the neighborhood, a big man who’s anger, when we did something wrong, could send into hiding! But I also remember going on Boy Scout Jamborees and hikes on the C&O canal with Stan as the Scoutmaster. And in later years talking with him about his Naval service, as I was a sailor too, and discussing radar technology he had worked on and that I was then working on. I will always be deeply thankful to him for the kindness and care he showed my mother, even after Betty had passed, my mother’s best friend whom she misses to this day, and after my father passed. All four of them such good friends, and the two of them remaining have been friends for over 60 years, a blessing by any account! Stan would pick my mother up and drive everywhere and anywhere most weekends and as Janet mentioned in her letter read at the service, as long as there was a good restaurant at the end. When I would visit Maryland I made a point to always visit Stan, and of course it always included a trip to Solernos for crab cakes or even one time Stan drove my mother and me to a crab house I would love to find again, somewhere on the bay, and if I do, I will again order the crab cakes not only because they were wonderful, but in fond memory of Stanley! Generous to a fault, I had to argue with him to let me that pay for that meal! I am heartbroken to not be there today for the funeral, heartbroken I will never again be able to call and chat or visit and go for a meal at Solernos, but also, I feel so lucky to have visited him with Janet just 2 months ago, bring Stan a crab cake and talk for that last time. Rest in Peace, Stanley, you will be missed…Love Paul

Diane Aronson

Posted at 12:34pm
Joel and I always enjoyed Stanley's enthusiasm for the many topics that he disscussed. Perhaps most memorable are Betty's words to me at our wedding, "I hope you have as good a marriage as mine." May you all find comfort in your memories. Sending our love.

William Raffel

Posted at 12:25pm
I am so sorry for your loss.
For many years I would connect with Stanley at stamp shows and it was a pleasure when he visited me when I lived in Savannah. May his memory be a blessing.

The Hurwitzes

Posted at 09:06am
Dear Cousins,

We always thought of Stanley as Cousin Stanley. He was one of my father's best friends. They were first cousins, but they were more like brothers. He was really Uncle Stanley.

It seems like Stanley was there every Thanksgiving, every seder, every New Years Eve. We loved listening to his stories of China, of work at Westinghouse, and of camping with the Boy Scouts. During my father's long decline, Stanley was always there for him, and for us. He was a mensch, and we miss him.

The Hurwitzes
(Elaine, Roberta, Sierra, Marc, Carolyn, Sara, and Abe)

Carol Miller Fradkin

Posted at 07:22am
I grew up living across the street on Ripple Road, often babysitting for the Eisenberg’s while my best friend Ruth babysat at the Raffel home. Betty and Stanley would be out for the evening with Didi and Art. I always admired the wonderfully close relationship the 4 of them shared. It was so nice that Stanley maintained the friendship with Didi for years after their partners were gone. He was such a nice and helpful man. I’m so sorry for your loss, Barbara and Janet. May wonderful memories bring you comfort.

Phil and Ruth Sager

Posted at 12:02am
The Baltimore Philatelic Society and the Israeli Philatelic Society mourn the loss of Stanley Raffel. For nearly 20 years he was the secretary of the Israeli Philatelic Society, keeping track of more than 1000 members. For nearly 25 years he was on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore Philatelic Society, and was responsible for helping to run BALPEX, the international stamp show now held in Hunt Valley. My wife and I have known Stanley for over 30 years and know that he was constantly helping others.

Andre Moshenberg

Posted at 03:02pm
I was so very sorry to hear of Mr. Raffel's passing. I had the opportunity to know him under many different circumstances and he was such a kind man. May his memory serve as a blessing.

Mrs. Sheila Mentz

Posted at 10:42am
Dear Sam and Sara,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your grandfather. My deepest sympathy.

Eugene H. Stombler

Posted at 10:39am
To the family of Stan Raffel,
So sorry to learn of Stan's passing. We go back a long time. Stan worked for me at Westinghouse and we commuted together. We were also fraternity brothers (AEPi), he from U of MD and I from Hopkins.
Stan was very dedicated to his work, spending many late hours in the factory in order to meet "tight"
delivery schedules. He was devoted to Betty and his daughters of which he spoke about often during
carpoolining. We were both in the Navy and spoke about our experiences. I'm sure you're very proud of
his service to his country. Even though I haven't seen Stan for many years, I have many pleasant memories of our association. He sure he will be missed by his family and friends.
Eugene "Gene" Stombler

Carol Hess

Posted at 08:23am
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. I adored Stan and we always had interesting discussions. My father and he went to school together at Poly and were good friends. We’ll all miss him and the true gentleman he was!

Michael and Judy Finifter

Posted at 07:36am
Janet and family- So sorry for your loss. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

Joan & David Uhlfelder

Posted at 07:00am
Janet ..our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father....our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

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