Stanley Chester Kadlub, DVM
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Stan was the 4th and youngest son of Karol and Mary Kadlub. He was a "rascal" in his large, achieving family, one who seemed to enjoy cooking up mischief and surprises for everyone at any time. His more serious spiritual side was developed at Sacred Heart Church during his service as an altar boy. He was also a keen observer of the animal and plant life in his surroundings. The variety of pets he brought home included not just a dog and cat but a tarantula , crow, exotic fish. He loved sharing details about their particular interesting qualities. This abiding interest propelled him through high school, junior college and the University of Illinois to his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1957. He remained serious and meticulous in his small animal practice on the south side of Chicago. In 1969 he married Evelyn Bryja and moved to Florida where his small animal practice continued after his passing its licensing exam. They divorced in 1979.
The creative side of Stan was evident in his gardening, in his floral ceramic sculptures, and especially during the Halloween season in the costumes he enjoyed putting together. He was also a talented figure skater. After his retirement from veterinary practice, the skills he learned from the ownership of rental property transitioned into work supervising the maintenance of much larger properties. He provided loving care for his mother during her final years, and although more solitary in his own older years, he enjoyed loving relationships with his older brother Ed, his sisters, many nieces and nephews and special friends. The funny stories and cartoons he shared continued as did his spirituality outside organized religion.
Stan was pre deceased by his parents and older brothers Eugene and Edwin. Survivors include brother Karl Kadlub (Jean), sisters Ann Bartusek (James), Diane Tomasino (Donald), Marian Hagener (Richard), numerous loving nieces and nephews and special friends. The extended family in Poland is large.
He leaves us all enriched with loving memories of wonderful times. Friendships he enjoyed during these last year's at Abbey Delray also enriched his life. The assistance and support provided by Trustbridge during these last weeks, especially Marcy, his nurse, were particularly important for maintaining his comfort and quality of life in recent weeks. His family remains deeply grateful to them all.