Arthur F. Stancati… 68, of Red Bank, NJ
It is with a sad, heavy heart to announce that “Artie” passed away on May 10, 2020 at Riverview Medical Center. He was predeceased by his loving parents, Alfred E. Stancati, Sr. and Margaret (DeSantis). He is survived by his loving wife Lynne Keenan Stancati of 32+ years and their 3 wonderful children: his son Anthony Joseph “A.J.”, daughter Lindsy Keenan and her fiancé Luis Medina III, and son Andrew James, all residing in Red Bank. He is also survived by his sister Grace Rose Stancati and husband Rapplee Fitzsimmons of Laguna Beach, CA; his brother Alfred E. Stancati, Jr. and wife Michele of Venice, FL; along with his nephew and godson, Jason of Long Branch, nieces Brianna and Miranda of Palm Springs, CA; and great-nephew, Nico, and great-niece, Maya Rae.
Artie’s family, lifelong friends, coworkers, and neighbors will tell you that he was a loyal and trusted man who liked to joke around and make people laugh. He began his schooling at Saint James Elementary School, Red Bank Catholic High School, and graduated from Red Bank High School in 1970. He then attended the Baltimore College of Commerce, transferring to the University of Miami and graduating with his Bachelor of Business degree in 1974. He lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL and worked as a Golf Pro before returning to his roots in Red Bank. He worked at Paladin Chevrolet car dealership for many years where he met Lynne Keenan in 1983. They were married on August 1, 1987 at Saint James Roman Catholic Church. Their first son, the charismatic A.J., was born in April 1989; their beautiful daughter, Lindsy, in March 1992; and their recent college graduate, Andrew, in December 1997. He loved being a caring “Daddy” and loving husband more than anything. After the birth of his children, Artie transitioned his career to the United States Postal Service. He worked at the Eatontown plant for 16 years and transferred to Trenton in 2013, where he continued to work hard until his untimely death.
When Artie wasn’t working or taking care of his family, which was his top priority, he enjoyed playing 18 holes of golf every chance he had with his dad, his brother Alfred, and lifelong buddies. He also enjoyed spending time in the kitchen cooking with his daughter and also enjoyed his many outdoor, summertime BBQs, as well as watching the horses run at Monmouth Park and eating steamers with his family at the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair every year. As expected of a thoughtful man with great taste, he loved treating his wife to dinner and a night on the town. He was the consummate New York Yankees fan and loved to croon his favorite Frank Sinatra tunes. He was a preacher of wisdom, a lover of history, and saw the goodness in everyone. He loved throwing the tennis ball to his Jack Russell terrier pal, Reggie, in the backyard. Until recently, Artie was anxiously anticipating two momentous occasions: watching his son graduate Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina and walking his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.
After the pandemic restrictions are lifted and it is deemed safe, the Stancati Family plans to hold a “Celebration of Life” Memorial at John E. Day Funeral Home, followed by a Memorial Mass at Saint James Roman Catholic Church, both in Red Bank. A Christian burial will occur with family at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a charitable donation be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May Artie rest in peace. – Amen.