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Funeral for Stanley Cleaner

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Funeral: 12:00 PM Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Eternal Home Cemetery
1051 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014

May 17, 1931-March 12, 2019

Stanley Cleaner passed away on March 12, 2019 at the age of 87. Born on May 17, 1931 in New York, Stan was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. A Brooklyn native, Stan was the son of Harry and Tillie Cleaner (may their memories be for a blessing) of Williamsburg, NY, and a brother to Arthur Kleiner (Rose) and Marcia Gniwesch (Jack - may his name be for a blessing). In his youth he was an avid athlete (he played in Madison Square Garden) and was known to bet the ponies and roll the dice. He loved to be part of the action and even spent time as a New York City cab driver - once driving Jackie Gleason. He served his country as a Marine during the Korean War and upon his honorable discharge he moved to California to live with his Aunt and Uncle, Sam and Ceil Feldman (may their memories be for a blessing). In San Francisco, Stan met and married Lorraine Kaplan of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Stan and Lorraine were married in 1959 and shared 59 years of happiness. In his early California days, Stan worked as a truck driver delivering deli meats to supermarkets until he opened Town and Country Billiards in Daly City, CA in 1966. He was loved by all of the “regulars” at the pool hall and known for his wit, generosity, and affable style. As a young father, Stan was a proud member of his synagogue (Adath Israel of San Francisco), serving on the Board of Directors and as a Youth Leader. Stan and Lorraine were blessed with two children, Mark (Lisa) and Murray (Andrea) who were their pride and joy - until their grandchildren (Jennifer (Kenneth), Selena (Elliot), David, Lauren, and Rena) and great-grandchild (Ella) came along. Upon retiring, Stan and Lorraine moved to Lincoln Hills, CA to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Stan - who adored his mother - was incredibly proud of his family. From his children, grandchildren, and great grandchild to his many nephews, nieces, and their children, he found his greatest joy in their happiness and successes. Stan’s infectious style, silly mannerisms, and joyful smile will live on in all who knew him.