Stanley Rill

February 2, 1952 - August 15, 2019


Stanley Rill passed away peacefully at UW on August 15, 2019, due to complications from a double lung transplant he received in January. He was surrounded by family and a beautiful full moon shone through his window as he left us.

Stanley was born on February 6, 1952 in South Africa. He was a unique, kind, and greatly talented man whose positivity and gentle charm touched everyone who knew him. Stanley was an exceptional artist and master woodcarver who was often inspired by his great love and respect of nature. He enjoyed camping, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family. All dogs loved him.

Stanley was preceded in death by his beloved mother Ruth, brother Victor, and father Ed Rill. He is survived by his siblings Ray, Carolyn, and Gloria, his daughter Feather, 2 grandchildren, 4 nieces and nephews, and 5 great-nieces and nephews. A memorial potluck will be held at the Fort Flagler picnic shelter on Saturday, September 14, at 3pm.


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