Capt. Stanley B. Palmer

Virginia Beach, Va. — Capt. Stanley B. Palmer, USNR (Ret), age 78, passed away on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, after a year long struggle with lung cancer. Stan was born to his parents Ernest and Irene Palmer in Claremont, N.H. He was the youngest of nine children and grew up on a small dairy farm in Cornish Flat, N.H. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Gretel Cole, Louise Norell, Margery Trumbull, Rodney Palmer, Madeline Ihnen, Edna Faulkner, Harvey Palmer, and Katherine Bowen.

After graduating from Stevens High School in Claremont, Stan attended the University of Idaho on an ROTC scholarship and eventually became a Naval aviator. He served aboard several aircraft carriers in various anti-submarine squadrons and then went on to spend most of his career engaged in training of the Naval Reserve. The highlight of Stan’s career was serving as the commanding officer of NAS Glenview, Ill. Stan completed his naval career serving on the CINCLANTFLT staff in Norfolk, Va. After retirement from the Navy, Stan divided his time between Lebanon, N.H. and Virginia Beach, Va. He was an avid racquetball player and enjoyed snow skiing.

Stan leaves behind with love his wife Marilyn; his daughter, Karen House and her husband, Tom; his son, Gregg Palmer and his wife, Glenae; and his beloved granddaughter, Sydney Palmer.

A private burial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society,