Michael "Mike" William Stanley, also known to many as “Chill”, from Greensburg and Youngwood passed away at the age of 50 on January 9, 2022, at home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with glioblastoma. Born March 13, 1971, to the late Joseph and Martha (Maggie) Stanley. He was a 1989 graduate of Hempfield Area High School where he was an athlete (#22) that played baseball and basketball. He still holds multiple records for baseball at HASD. He had the honor of pitching at Three Rivers Stadium. He continued to play baseball as a pitcher in college at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He also played softball in many leagues in the area. He was an accountant by trade and always a numbers man. He currently was employed by FirstEnergy as an Advanced Generation Specialist. He was a recipient of the 2016 FirstEnergy President’s award for his incredible work. Mike was an avid sports fan and loved his Pittsburgh teams, although he had lost faith in the Pirates. Family always came first, and that family was all-inclusive - blood or not. He had a huge army of supporters and family that he created. He will always be remembered as a guy that showed up for you; one of the good guys. He loved his NABS; and loved spending time drinking a beer and winning at corn hole, which isn’t arrogance, but confidence when you can back it up. He was given 3 friends at birth, and he called them his brothers. Being the baby of the family, they were his protectors, now he is theirs. They fought and loved hard. He was also given best friends outside of the family, who were also his brothers. He had many adopted daughters whom he loved and cherished. But more than all of this, he was a doting and beloved father who lived for and adored his children. He trained Tyler for his first black belt test with none other than spreadsheets and encouragement, while literally running beside him. He recently enjoyed watching Luke start with basketball and continued to work with him on bettering his skills up until the last few months. Mike had a love of animals too, which both kids inherited. He also passed along all the skills his dad and father-in-law taught him, including being able to build anything. He will be greatly missed by all that loved him. He is survived by his wife, Amy (George) Stanley, who’s loved him for 26 years. He is also survived by his children, who have been his reason to live, Tyler Michael Stanley and Luke Elias Stanley, both at home, and his “therapy” dog, Bear. His brothers and their wives - Dan and Janice Stanley of Greensburg, Dave and Melissa Stanley of Youngwood, and Ken and Brenda Stanley of Jeannette. His nieces Kristina (Anthony) Manley and Hannah (Dylan) Lundy and a nephew, Dylan Stanley; his great-nephew Mason and great-nieces Mia and Maura. His mother-in-law, Mary (Susie) George. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Elias Michael (Mike) George, Jr., whom he was like a son to. He is also survived by many cousins and his Grandview Family. He was also preceded in death by his beloved 4-legged companions Brandy and Brutus. Thank you to our family & friends that cared for Mike and us. Thank you to the amazing AHN Hospice program with nurses Megan and Renee. The greatest thank you to The Hillman Center, particularly Dr. Jan Drappatz, Lauren and Ashley. You have been relentless advocates for Mike. To Dr. Phillip Lee, you took amazing care of him, and your compassion went above and beyond. If you or a loved one ever hear the C-word, please go to The Hillman Cancer Center. We are so incredibly lucky to have this care so close to home; even the drives into Pittsburgh from Greensburg have been well worth our time. Another thank goes to Dr. Leah Samuels and her staff; you are remarkably kind, and your guidance has been so appreciated. You are family to us. A visitation will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. on Thursday, Jan. 13. in the C. Richard McCauley Funeral Home Inc. 101 S 4th St. Youngwood. A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday, Jan. 14 in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animals Friends of Westmoreland in Youngwood.
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