Stanton J. Gralnick

Stanton J. Gralnick of Springfield passed away at his home on January 10, 2022. Stan was born May 9, 1940 in St. Louis, MO. Son of Alex and Esther Gralnick. Educated in St. Louis and University City schools, received his college education at Washington University and Berkley. Stan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Sciences in 1962. He married Laurel D. Garber in Springfield in 2001.
Stan is survived by his wife Laurel Garber, his children Jay Gralnick (wife Jeanette) and Sari Awadalla; grandchildren Josef and Sofia Awadalla, and Kerianna and Corbin Gralnick; his sister Toby Shear (husband Jeff) and sisters-in-law Gwen Martens (husband David) and Lisa Reis (husband Greg).
Stan was licensed as an architect in Missouri and Illinois, as well as licensed as an asbestos building inspector, project manager and designer. For ten years he owned and operated a scrap metal recycling company in the St. Louis Metro East area. He was employed by the State of Illinois Capitol Development Board as a Senior Program Analyst from 1997 until his retirement in 2012. Stan worked on and supervised over 100 projects. Stan’s specialty was working on hospitals, and he was especially proud of the projects he had worked on at Memorial Medical Center, including the Renal Dialysis building and the Daycare Center for children of hospital staff.
Stan was a member of the American Institute of Architects and served on the Illinois Council of AIA, on the Executive Board of the Central Illinois chapter, and as President of the Sangamon County Section. He was a member of the Constructions Specifications Institute, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and the American Business Club. He served on the Board of Directors of Falling Brook Townhomes Association.
Stan served on the Sangamon County Planning Commission and on the Advisory Committee of Sangamon Valley Greenways and Trails. He was a member of the Springfield Art Association and served on the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Club of Springfield, Big Brother/Big Sister of Sangamon County, Certified Development Corporation SBD 503 Program, and the Springfield Bicycle Club. He was a member of the special committee of School District #186 appointed to study facility utilization.
Stan was affiliated with Temple Israel for over 40 years, served on its Board of Directors and as House Committee chair, and represented the Temple on the Jewish Community Relations Council.