Stanley B. Marx passed away at home peacefully on June 26, 2018 at the age of 89. Stanley is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carol Davis, his son, Stephen (Debbie), and their three sons, Jeremy, John and George, and his daughter, Leslie Gerstung, and her two daughters, Greta and Amelia. He is also survived by his sister Maxine Goodman.
Stanley was born and raised in Bogalusa, Louisiana, where his family owned the “Marx Million Article Store,” Bogalusa’s main general store. He was the Valedictorian of his graduating class at Bogalusa High. Stanley would never mention it, but people who knew him then will tell you he was the most productive running back Bogalusa High ever had. He also played running back at Georgia Tech for two years. Stanley graduated from Georgia Tech as a member of Tau Beta Pi, the oldest engineering honors society and the engineering equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa. He proudly proclaimed himself a “Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech and a Hell of an Engineer.”
Stanley served in the Army during the Korean War, and was honorably discharged as a Reserve Commissioned Officer in 1956. Thereafter, he pursued a career as an electrical engineer, designing electrical systems for oil rigs and chemical plants. After retiring from that career in the early 2000s, he served as a volunteer at Touro Infirmary Hospital, where he worked until the week before his passing.
In addition to his passion for family and fun, Stanley was also passionate about the Saints, and is enshrined on the monument at the Dome for those holding season tickets for 50 consecutive years. He went to every game in the Super Bowl year. Stanley was blessed to have many friends, never needed a caretaker and lived life to the fullest until the very end.
Visitation will be at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Avenue, on Friday, June 29 at 10:30-11:30 with a service at 11:30 and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, Stanley would want donations to go to the Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher Street, New Orleans 70115 or the charity of your choice.
Arrangement by Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Information 504-835-2341. Condolences may be expressed online at www.tharpsontheimerfh.com.