Stanley Morgan Peterlin, 69 of Dunsmuir, California, passed away at home on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Stan is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Paul and Marcus and daughter-in-law, Jayne; grandsons, Brock and Alek; sister, Laurin; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ben; daughter-in-law, Cynthia; and granddaughter, Sophie.

Stan was born in San Francisco, California; attended grade school and junior high in Palo Alto, California; high school in Vallejo, California; and graduated from Alhambra High School, Alhambra, California in 1962.

Stan joined the US Navy, trained as a combat medic and surgical technician, and served during Vietnam.

He was employed as a surgical technician at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California, where he met his wife and worked his way through college.

He graduated from California State University, Los Angeles and subsequently earned two Master’s degrees and a PhD. Stan spent his entire career as a Public Servant.

In retirement, he worked at Dunsmuir Fly Fishing Company. He was also a Major in Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the US Air Force.

Stan was a quiet, gentle man, an inspiration to all, and respected by his family, friends and peers.

A lifelong athlete, he excelled at baseball, football, softball and golf. He was an avid fly fisher and golfer. He loved playing golf and fly fishing with his wife, spending time with his family, and cherished his grandchildren.

Contributions in Stan’s name may be made to Civil Air Patrol, Squadron 126, 6781 Woodrum Circle, Redding, CA 96001.