Ben Stanley

Ben C. Stanley 80, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021. He was born in Schenectady, NY on September 20, 1940 to Howard and Golda Stanley. He graduated from Colonie Central High School and served in the US Army Reserves. Ben was the founder of Simmons Elevator Co, Inc. Ben married Judith Stanley and was a devoted husband for over 58 years.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers James and Gerald. He is survived by his wife, Judith and their children, Tracy, Gregg (Stacey), and Wendy (Emily Morgan); grandchildren Leslie, Renae, Laura, Baxter and Edie.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in memory of Ben may be made to the charity of your choice.

Guest Book

Larry Stanley, Greg Hurd

I have so many fond memories of summer clam bake parties at Aunt Judy and Uncle Ben’s country home in Galway. All day swimming in the pond followed by endless hotdogs and homemade claim chowder by the gallons surrounded by my cousins and grandparents, parents and brother and sister. At the time and as a little kid you do not realize how very special this time was and how much it helped to form you as a person. The time with family then and now is our foundation, our footing if you will and it is from that footing that we build a life. I am grateful to my Aunt Judy, Uncle Ben, my own immediate and extended family for my footing and a cherished childhood memories, the foundation of my life.

God bless you Uncle Ben and glad you are with my mom and dad.
Lots of love, Larry and Greg

Sue Costanzo

To Wendy and your family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. May your dad rest in peace and may you and your family have comfort during this time.

Kel Zelker

Dear Aunt Judy, Tracy, Greg and Wendy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Uncle Ben will be missed. Love, KZ

Linda Klementowski

Deep condolences to Judy, Tracy, Wendy, Gregg and their families. Prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Diane Fiore

My dear sweet Judy, and Ben's family, I always so enjoyed painting with Ben and sharing our love of art. He was so generous with his teaching and encouragement, making our sessions so enjoyable. I will miss Ben forever, and will never forget his kindness, his smile, and his wonderful generosity. May your memories of Ben carry you gently through this loss.

Jean VanNest

Dear Judy and Family, I was saddened to see of Ben's passing. I am sure you don't know who I am, but I was 19 when I worked with Ben at Otis Elevator in Schenectady. We had a lot of fun together. May God give you strength at this most difficult time. Most Sincerely, Jeanie Mangino VanNest

Michelle Phinney Weinstein

My deepest condolences to Aunt Judy, Tracy, Wendy and Gregg. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by all of your memories of such an incredible life he lived.

I will be forever grateful for his love, kindness, and friendship.

Michelle ❤️

Roger Cairns

Ben’s a great man. I will never forget the support and generosity he gave me over the many years I have known him.

Caesar & Barbara Taormina

So sorry for your loss Tracy. May he RIP. Prayers for you.

Darline Boykin

I am so sorry for your loss Judy and family. I know Ben will be missed by many people.