H. Stanley Cady, 81, of Sycamore, passed away at his home surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008. He was born June 28, 1927, the son of Rev. H. Milton and Mabel (Marlow) Cady in Buckhorn, Ill.
Stanley grew up the son of a Methodist minister and attended several local schools throughout Illinois.
Following graduation from Carbondale High School in 1945, Stanley enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
Upon returning to civilian life, Stanley eventually settled in DeKalb and worked for his brother at Goal Post Restaurant. Later, with his mother-in-law, he opened Maple CafÃ© in Maple Park before working for Northern Illinois Finance. He retired on his birthday from the National Bank and Trust of Sycamore after 23 years of dedicated service in June 1992
Stanley found a home for his heart in Roseann Keenan after only a few dates. Following a whirlwind Christmas courtship, they were united in marriage on Oct. 17, 1953. They began their new life together in Maple Park for a time until moving to Sycamore, where they have since made their home for the last 39 years.
Stanley was a longtime member of the American Legion of Maple Park.
Stanley was a simple man at heart. He was most happy surrounded by family and friends, especially when they were gathered around the table for Sunday dinners, whether they were at his home or at his favorite restaurant. When the sun was shining, you could find Stanley in the yard or on the road listening to his favorite big band music. Overall, he was a loving father and husband whose memory will never diminish, but become more golden as the generations pass.
He now leaves his loving wife of 55 years, Roseann of Sycamore; four children, Cindy Cady and her daughter Heather Lay, Kim (Randy Vaughn) Bower and their children Clara, Tim Jr. and Ryan, Patrick (Christine) Cady and their children Michael, Ashley and Zachary, and Kevin (Karen) Cady and their children Courtney, Trace, and Cole; two great-grandchildren, Lilyana and Ryan Jr.; two nephews, Fred (Millie) Cady Jr. and Fred Green; one niece, Marcia Jean (Dick) Tracy; several cousins and a special family of friends and neighbors.
He now joins his parents; one brother, Marshall (Eula) Cady, who died in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII; a brother, Fred (Elfrieda) Cady; sister, Eldora (Earl) Gree; and one nephew, Gordon Green, who preceded him in death.
Private family services were held Friday, Jan. 2, and were followed by a public celebration of life reception at his son Kevinâ€™s office, Cady Heating and Cooling at 116 S. California St. in Sycamore, from 2 to 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name to benefit DeKalb County Hospice. Checks may be made to the â€œStanley Cady Memorialâ€ and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through www.conleycare.com.