Stanley Garceau |

Stanley Garceau

Stanley James Garceau died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Meadow View Manor in Grass Valley. He was 83.

A burial service will be on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif., with full military honors.

He was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Yakima, Wash. In 1944, he lied about his age and joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and served in the South Pacific. He also proudly served in the Korean War.

After retiring as a county road worker in Washington, Mr. Garceau lived in Grass Valley for 10 years, from 1982 to 1992. In 2007, he moved back to Grass Valley to be near his daughter.

He was known as a happy, jovial man, greeting all with a cheerful smile. His hobbies included playing the trumpet, walking in the community, big band music, and reading of The Union newspaper daily.

He will be remembered with love.

Mr. Garceau is survived by his ex-wife; one daughter and three sons; and eight grandchildren.

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