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December 28, 2013

Stanley 'Sonny' Ziemba

Stanley ‘Sonny’ Ziemba

GILBOA — Stanley “Sonny” Ziemba, 84, of Hubbard Road, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 24, 2013, at Ellis Hospital.

Stanley was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force having earned the rank of Staff Sergeant serving from 1949 to 1953.

He was a resident of the Catskill Mountains for approximately 70 years.

He loved his grandchildren, and was known for collecting all sorts of treasures. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his son, John of Gilboa; and two daughters, Donna Ford of Oliverea and Patricia Olsen of W. Shokan; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A service to celebrate the life of Stanley will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the E.B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main St., Phoenicia. Burial with military honors will be in the Oliverea Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the E.B. Gormley Funeral Home.

You may share a condolence or light a candle at Stanley’s memorial page at

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