Stanley J. Asato, 75

Stanley J. Asato, 75, of Lancaster died at Pleasant View Retirement Community on Monday, April 19, 2010. He was married to Norma J. Wildgrube Asato for 37 years. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was the son of the late Joseph I. and Mildred Y. Higa Asato.

A veteran of the US Army, Stanley served in Europe during the Korean War. He worked for Western Exterminator Company in Southern California as a manager / supervisor for 30 years.

Stanley was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church and previously did various church work and taught Sunday school in California. He was a former member of the Elks Club in California and he enjoyed fishing and playing golf.

In addition to his wife Norma, Stanley is survived by three daughters, Herlinda, wife of Daniel Bean of Elsinore, CA, Michelle Winder of Anaheim, CA and Suzanne, wife of Cary Robinson of Villanova, PA; seven grandchildren and two sisters, Gail, wife of James Kashima of Camarillo, CA and Wanda, wife of Hutch Murata of Santa Ana, CA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 10:30 AM, in the Chapel at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, 2427 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA with The Rev. S. T. Antony Raja as Celebrant. Private Interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Contributions can be made in Stanley’s memory to the American Heart Association, Lancaster Chapter, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. Arrangements by the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Chapel, Inc., Lititz, PA. To send the family online condolences please visit

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Norma and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Stan was one of the good guys of this world and will be remembered fondly. God Bless You. Love.

Diane Mora
Ed and Josie’s daughter

Dear Mrs. Asato (Norma),

Sheryl and I send our deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband. I will always remember him for his service to his country and for the many conversations we had while visiting Cary and Suzi. I couldn’t think of a finer gentlemen, so knowledgeable, so engaging and so warm. We share your sorrow.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Otto and Sheryl Voit

Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache but those who care and share your loss wish you; comfort and peace of mind.
May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.

We wish Mrs. Asato and her family lots of strength in these difficult times.
Robert and Marina van Sligter

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