Stan passed away June 17, 2011 in Salt Lake City.Stan was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 27, 1921. He was the son of Art and Sarah (Wear) Krushat and had three siblings; Bill, Les and Olive.Stan graduated from Twentynine Palms High School in a class of 8 and went on to earn an Associates from Riverside Jr. College. At age 21--1941--Stan enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was sent to bombardier school. In 1943, he was commisioned a second lieutenant and was sent to Salt Lake City to join his crew. It was there he met his future wife Margaret Ann (Peggy) Berryman at a dance sponsored by her U of U sorority.In 1944, his crew joined the 15th Air Force, 463rd Bomb Group in Italy. On his 15th mission, Krushat's B17 encountered heavy flak, and caught fire, forcing the 10-man crew to bail out at 24,000 feet. Stan spent the next 5 months in a POW camp in Bucharest, Romania and was evacuated when the peace treaty was signed. Stan was awarded a Purple Heart, an Air Medal with Oak Clusters, and a POW medal. Upon returning stateside, Stan was promoted to first lieutenant.Stan Married Peg in Santa Monica, November 25, 1944, then moved to Big Springs, TX where he became a Bombardier Trainer. They then went to Riverside CA, where he wrote for the March AFB News, and introduced his new wife to the game of golf. They moved to SLC where he worked for Pacific National Life. He then got his big opportunity and was hired as an independent sales rep. for Tab Products Company. His territory included SLC, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, which allowed him occasion for some first-rate fly fishing. Stan reached top sales honors for TAB in 1967 to 1980. He retired in 1984 and sold his business to his long-time friend and associate ("cohort") Colin Kammerer.During retirement, Stan became an expert silver smith, accomplished wood turner and avid golfer. He doted over this only grandson Stanley Spencer Clawson (Stash) and continued to be a kind and supportive helper, fence and corral builder, and "general all-around fixer-upper" for his two daughters Louise Seiler and Susan Krushat-Stevenson and their husbands, Ken and Don. He took on the role of loving caretaker for Peg in her final years making sure she took her daily lunch-time repast with the "gang" at Gringos on 45th.There will be an intimate, and brief gathering (not a big "todo") for close friends and family at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 2:00."Big Stan, we're gonna miss you. Carry on, "irregardless".