Brother Stanley Patchell Enters Chapter Eternal

Stanley Levis Patchell

Phoenix - Stanley Levis Patchell, son of Ellwood Stanley Patchell and Sara Elisabeth Patchell, was born on December 8, 1931 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. He grew up in nearby North Wales where he met and eventually married his wife, Elizabeth Eggers. Together, the two spent several years traveling across the United States while Stan played professional baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Once that career ended, Stan attended college at the University of Arizona where he received his Bachelor's degree and graduated from law school. Stan spent his entire professional career litigating in the courtroom as a criminal prosecutor. He began working in the Arizona Attorney General's Office in the 1970s where he tried several high profile cases including the murder of The Arizona Republic investigative reporter Don Bolles. After many years with the Arizona Attorney General's Office, Stan spent the second half of his career as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office. There, he spent many hours in the courtroom prosecuting federal crimes, some before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Stan eventually retired to Coronado, California where he enjoyed the ocean view, sea breezes, and peaceful time with his beloved greyhound. Stan is survived by his brother Bob, his wife Marti, and their family. He also leaves behind his eldest daughter Paula, her husband Bryce, and their three children Taylor (husband Travis), Sloan, and Connor. Stan is also survived by his younger daughter Patti, and her daughter Haylee. Stan passed away on April 16, 2018 at the age of 86, and he will be dearly missed by family, friends, and colleagues alike.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 29, 2018

All Honor to His Name