Stanley Nelson Hollander

Stanley Nelson Hollander

Stanley Nelson Hollander, died October 7, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Joan, precious father of Michael, Susan and Robert (Huilan), loving grandfather to Jack Hollander Edison and Henry A. Hollander, son of the late Herman and late Bertha Hollander, brother to the late Stuart (Sharon) and Barry, son-in-law to the late Jack and late Eva Feld, dear uncle, cousin and friend.

After Demun Grade School and Clayton High, Stanley attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  World War II intervened and Stanley enlisted in the Army Air Corps, becoming a commissioned officer and a Meteorologist. He flew weather observation flights.  He was decorated for research work he conducted improving long distance storm detection equipment using Sferics.  Continuing education during his time in the Air Corps took him to Brown University.  He spent time transferring results from the Sferics efforts to the University of Florida. Returning to MIT at war’s end, Stanley became president of Pi Lambda Phi, was inducted into Tau Beta Pi, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree focused both on engineering and management in 1947.

Businessman, entrepreneur, and dedicated community member, Stanley was Chairman, President and CEO of Hollander & Company, Inc., co-founder of Joan’s Antiques with his beloved wife Joan, President of Merrick Machinery, Brian Industrial & Lesley Finance companies.  Stanley also was a Board Member of: Hollander and Company, Jefferson-Gravois Bank, and Jaeger Machine Company.  He was a member of the Advisory Councils for Zenith Radio Corporation and the Kelvinator Division of American Motors Corporation.  

Stanley served as Vice Chairman of the Jewish Hospital Board of Directors; board member of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation; board member of the Jewish Federation; Vice President of Temple Israel; and Vice President & Board member of Westwood Country Club.  Stanley was a lifelong Master Mason (32 degree) & Shriner and Trustee of a fund for Excellence in Nursing at Barnes Jewish Hospital.

Stanley loved golf, travel, art, reading, and writing – and, most importantly, his friends and family. He had a way of helping others see through problems and a sense of humor that could put the world in perspective. He had a beautiful mind with a heart to match. He was dearly loved and is greatly missed.

Funeral services to be held Sunday, October 11, 2015, 10:30 a.m, at the New Mt. Sinai Mausoleum, 8430 Gravois (there will be no visitation prior to the funeral service). Gathering afterwards at Westwood Country Club, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions appreciated to your charity of choice. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.comfor more information.