Stanley Wilson Rabinow

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Stan” Rabinow passed away peacefully at the age of 100 years young, following a brief and difficult journey, on December 28, 2018 at the Teresian House in Albany, NewYork. He had been surrounded by family during the last years and months of his life.

Stan is survived by his son, Mark, and his wife, Nan; greatly beloved granddaughters, Sarah and Laura and her partner, David Bissember; and predeceased by his loving wife, Claire, of 71 years; and his son, John.

Stan and Claire resided for more than 62 years in Livingston prior to moving to the Albany area to be closer to family. For more than 30 years, Stan had been an active member of the Livingston Democratic Party, serving as a committee member, and was an early advocate and active member of the Livingston Recycling Committee.

Stan was adventurous as a young child in Brooklyn even during the Depression. Many stories have been shared about his hitchhiking across the rail system with a buddy on trips as far west as western Pennsylvania and as far north as Albany.

During this time of life and to help with family finances, Stan delivered packages to large advertising agencies in New York City. His “doodling” on some of those packages eventually landed him a job as a graphic artist and jingle writer for these agencies.

Stan then moved into the building and construction industry where he was known for his integrity and accuracy. He was partner and founder of Precisionware Inc., and president and vice president of several construction and building corporations including Howell Woodwork Corp. Stan eventually formed his own sales company.

Stan’s greatest loves were his granddaughters, Sarah and Laura and her partner, David, and their accomplishments were his greatest pride and joy. He loved reading the daily New York Times and talking politics, world events or history to anyone who would listen. Coffee ice cream was his absolute favorite treat. Broccoli, however, never seemed to make it to any of his “must have” lists.

A funeral service will be held at the Beth Israel Memorial Park in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

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