Stanley Allen Kalodes
Stanley Allen Kalodes, age 72, passed away peacefully on May 23rd, 2022 in Morristown, New Jersey. Stanley was born on May 26th, 1949. Born and raised in Queens, New York he attended P.S. 147, followed by one year at Andrew Jackson High School before transferring to the Food and Maritime Trades High School in New York City (Class of 1967). He continued his education attending the American Institute of Culinary Arts in Connecticut, obtaining a Culinary Arts degree. Residing with his wife and daughters in Newark, New Jersey from 1978 to 1994, he then returned to Queens for nine years. Upon relocating back to the Garden State in 2003, he lived in Little Falls. In 2014 he retired to Toms River. Most of his life was spent as a cook. He worked in various kitchens since the 1960's from his family's diner in Elmont, New York to the Gracie Mansion to the U.N., but throughout the years he was also a Pinkerton guard, Port Newark dockworker, construction worker, bakery deliveryman, and car salesman. He was a fan of music, muscle cars, television and movies. You could always find him at the grill during any family barbeque. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle. He was cherished by many. Pre-deceased by his parents Mary Elizabeth (Dudley) and Stanley "Steve" Kalodes, brother Thomas Michael Kalodes, sister-in-law Carolyn Bellina, and brother-in-law Eugene Bellina. Survived by his two loving daughters, Christine Hablitz and Corinne Lee Lagonigro, son-in-law Eric Hablitz, son-in-law Vincenzo Lagonigro, Jr., grandchildren Eric (Michelle), Tyler (Ashley), and Jenna Hablitz, great-grandchildren Kieran, Bayleigh and Kolton Hablitz, ex-wife Arlene Sieradzki, sister-in-law Rosalind Bellina, sister-in-law Barbara Kalodes, brother-in-law Richard Bellina, nephews Michael Bellina and Rich (Sue) Bellina, niece Lea Nicole Kalodes, great-nephews and nieces, many cousins, friends, and extended family. Stanley was one of a kind and will be missed, every single day, by all of us he leaves behind.
The family will receive their friends on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 4 to 8 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, New Jersey. A funeral service will be performed by Monsignor Mark Condon at 6 PM.
5/27/2022 09:18:06 am
Stanley I miss you so much it's not the same without you.you we're part of my life again for almost 8 the house is so quiet without you.evrn though we didn't talk much I knew you were still with me.I though we could grow all together. But God had different plans
5/30/2022 01:46:42 am
Uncle Stan, it's incredibly hard to believe that this is real. First Uncle Al, then my father, and now you. This past year has really been brutal. But I can take some comfort in knowing you're all together again, and eventually we'll all be. You were a huge part of my life. You first introduced me to home video game consoles, a love I still carry today, even having to come over to hook up Nintendo for me, because I and my parents didn't understand much about electronics back then. And more than half of the movies I grew up watching that defined my childhood I owe to you, always bringing home the latest new releases from the video stores. And, of course, it wasn't a family Bar-B-Cue without you manning the grill. Thanks for all the smiles and happy memories. You're forever in our hearts. Until we meet again, RIP.
Corinne Lee Lagonigro
5/31/2022 11:05:22 am
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