Stanley Pulitzer Obituary (1926-2021) – Greensboro, NC
October 6, 1926 – September 3, 2021
Stanley Morris Pulitzer died peacefully at the home of his daughter Nancy Pulitzer Gold on Friday September 3, 2021 in Boca Raton, Florida. Funeral services were held in the Greensboro Hebrew Cemetery on Monday, September 6, 2021, under the direction of Rabbi Andy Koren with Rabbi Yosef Plotkin.
Stanley was born on October 26, 1926 to Jack M. Pulitzer and Lillian S. Pulitzer in New Orleans, Louisiana. He served in the US Navy during World War II, which interrupted his college education. In 1948 he graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.
In college he met the late Maxine “Sugs” Klinger. They married in December 1947 in New Orleans, where they were to raise three children. They were members of the Temple Gates of Prayer and later the Temple Sinai. After Hurricane Katrina in 2006, they moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, where they joined Temple Emanuel.
After graduating from college, Stanley was employed by Jack M. Pulitzer & Brother, a wholesaler of toys, school supplies and novelties. He later founded Stanley Pulitzer, Inc., a similar company where he worked until 1990.
After they retired, Stanley and Sugs enjoyed traveling. Although they visited many nations, they most enjoyed family events such as births, weddings, B’nai Mitzot, and reunions.
Stanley was devoted, loving, and selfless as a husband, father, brother, and uncle. As a grandfather and great-uncle, Pop was supportive, optimistic, and fun-loving.
Many knew Stanley for his sociability and sense of humor. Never negative or mean, he enjoyed many, many friends – and no enemies.
Stanley was an amateur radio enthusiast all his life. For his radio call sign W5JYK he renounced the phonetic alphabet of NATO in favor of “Jumping Yellow Kangaroo”, whose image became his personal coat of arms. In his later years, embroidered yellow kangaroos appeared on his shirts, hats, jackets, and even socks. Many of his best friends were radio ham radio operators, all of whom supported and respected the leaping yellow kangaroo – the symbol and the man.
Stanley is survived by his sister Clara Jean Berry; Children, David L. Pulitzer, Dr. Donald R. Pulitzer and wife Donna G. Pulitzer of Greensboro, NC, and Nancy P. Gold and husband Dr. Robert G. Gold of Boca Raton, FL; Daughter-in-law, Joanne V. Pulitzer; Grandson, J. Christian Dazet, Vallery A. Cambre, Dr. Audrey Pulitzer and husband Derek Wunderlich, Max G. Pulitzer, Jacob D. Pulitzer, Richard S. Pulitzer, Claudia M. Gold and partners Matthew A. Gordon, Dr. Jacquelyn A. Gold and husband Sean P. Kruzel and Michael S. Gold; Great-grandchildren, Madeleine Dazet, Carter Dazet, Dylan Cambre, Dalton J. Cambre, and Charlotte Kruzel; Nephew, Joel N. Berry and Mrs. Elissa S. Berry; Nieces, Susan B. Golding and husband Jay H. Golding, Patricia B. Pierce and husband Thomas M. Pierce and Donna Raymond; Great-nephews, Jarrett L. Golding, Stephen B. Golding, Kyle N. Golding, and Robert Lawrence Raymond; and great-nieces, Lillian Pierce and Madeline Pierce.
1900 Vanstory St., Greensboro, NC 27403
Published by Greensboro News & Record September 7-12, 2021.