Stanley Alex

Obituary of Stanley S. Alex

Stanley S. Alex died peacefully at his home in Lewiston, NY at the age of 77, on Sunday October 14th, 2018. He was born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY to Stanley and Stella Alex. He graduated from LaSalle HS (1959), received a BS degree with honors from SUNY Fredonia (1962) and a MS in Administration from SUNY College at Buffalo (1970).

Stan taught in the Niagara Falls school district for 33 years, most of which were with the gifted and talented students. He was a master teacher, the first mentor in the school district and was the JV wrestling coach for several years. He was well respected and loved by his students, many of which kept in touch after graduation.

Stan is survived by his wife Sally (57 years); his two sons, Steve (Mary) and Scott (Carol); three grandchildren, Ben, Eric and Abby; and brother of Doreen Murtaugh (Jack). Stan was a wonderful father who dedicated his heart and everything he did throughout his life to his family. He instilled a love for the outdoors; hunting, boating, camping, fishing, and skiing.

Stan was an avid skier and a dedicated volunteer with the National Ski Patrol for 45 years (Bluemont, Tamarack, Kissing Bridge, and the Buffalo Ski Club). He was a patrol leader for several years and also served as an instructor of Outdoor Emergency Care and an instructor trainer of many patrollers in the Western New York region. Additionally, Stan volunteered at the American Red Cross teaching CPR for many groups at fitness centers, schools and the ski patrol.

He was a runner for many years and entered many races. His greatest enjoyment was running along the Niagara gorge. Stan studied Tae Kwon Do and received his brown belt. He was an avid golfer from high school through his retirement years. Stan was an instructor for the First Tee program at Hyde Park golf course in Niagara Falls, NY. More recently, he was a member of Niagara Frontier Country Club. He was a member of the 3-F Club, American Legion, and the Lower Niagara Moose Lodge. Stan will be remembered by his outgoing personality and sense of humor.

Friends may call Saturday, October 20th from 1-4 PM at ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 24th Street, cor of Welch Ave, Niagara Falls, NY, where funeral services will begin at 4:00 PM Rev. Jacek Mazur officiating. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association ( and/or the National Ski Patrol (