Stanley Thaddeus Haluch, age 63, resident of Hixon, TN, passed on from this life on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN after a brief illness. Stanley was born on July 20, 1950 in Meadville, PA, son of Thaddeus and Josephine Turek Haluch.

Haluch, Stanley ThaddeusStanley graduated from Cambridge Springs High School in 1968 and while in high school he excelled at basketball and baseball. He continued his education at Alliance College where he played baseball and graduated in 1972. Stanley enjoyed playing recreation summer softball over the years and golf became a favorite past time. Throughout his career, Stanley worked for various sporting goods stores and Valleybrook Golf Course, which became his second home.

In addition to his parents Ted and Josephine Haluch of Cambridge Springs, PA, Stanley is also survived by his daughter – BreAnna Haluch of Mount Pleasant, SC and his three loving grandchildren – Lawson, Kamiella and Harleigh. Other survivors include his sister – Anastasia Mott of Cambridge Springs; two nieces – Stacy Mott and Christa Kay and her husband, Brandon; a great-niece – Mackenzie Kay as well as his extended family in the Chattanooga area. His brother-in-law, Donald Mott preceded him in death on May 23, 2012.

The family will be receiving friends from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home located at 335 Venango Avenue, of Cambridge Springs, PA 16403. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Cambridge Springs, PA on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:00 am. Reverend David Poulson, pastor of the Church, will officiate. A vigil prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 4:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Cambridge Springs Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to establish a college fund for his grandchildren through Mercer County Bank.