Stanley Paul Hallman, 81, of Pottstown

Stanley Paul Hallman, 81, of Pottstown, East Coventry Twp., loving husband to Sylvia (Coates) Hallman passed away on Sunday, September, 26 at home.

Born at home he was the 7th child of 9 of the late William LeRoy and Elizabeth (Kulp) Hallman.

Stanley was a US Army and National Guard veteran. He was a member of the NRA.

Surviving with his wife, of 53 years, are his brothers John Hallman, husband of Sally Lou; Rev. S. LeRoy Hallman, husband of Marcia; D. Richard Hallman, husband of Arlene; and Ronald Hallman, husband of Linda; his sisters Esther Harner, wife of Norman; and Ruth Anne Clemens, wife of Larry; brother-in-law Russell Fries; and sister-in-law Mary Beth Hallman. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother James Hallman; and sister Mary Fries.

Being a star athlete in high school and college years, Stanley received several awards in both basketball and baseball, including the MVP award in baseball at Juniata College where he graduated with a BS degree in Business and Economics. He received his Master's Degree from Temple University in Psychology and Counseling. Throughout his career in Human Resources Stanley's love and compassion for helping people were very evident. As Executive Vice President for a London based company Stanley traveled both internationally and nationally overseeing various HR Departments. He was a tough negotiator and made a big impact on savings for the companies that he worked for. He was a leader his whole life, not a follower. He was Vice president, for three years, of his high school class.

During the early years of marriage Stanley and Sylvia lived in Arizona and got to travel extensively in that region and thoroughly enjoyed their adventures in the surrounding areas.

He was an avid runner, along with his wife, and competed in road races every weekend for many many years! Stanley and Sylvia were also avid bike riders and rode in organized bike rides doing centuries. He was also a skier and skied all the major slopes out West.

He was a very compassionate man and loved animals. He especially loved all the cats they had over the years and would spare no expense to get them whatever surgery they needed. He would build coffins, make a cross with their names on it, bury them and have a service in the woods where there is a graveyard.

In Stanley's private time with the Lord, he had a special devotional that he read every morning.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 11:00AM at Tri-County Bible Church, 142 Buchert Road, Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the church.