Stanley A. Forys, 79, passed away on November 29, 2019 at Baystate Medical Center after a long period of declining health. He was born in Chicopee on September 11, 1940, a son of the late Helen M. (Bulecza) Forys and Stanley J. Forys of Chicopee. Stanley had resided at Willimansett Center East nursing home in Chicopee and other local senior care facilities for about 20 yrs. Stanley graduated from Chicopee High School and University of Massachusetts with advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics. As a youngster he showed an artistic gift for freehand drawing. In his teenage years he was an avid weight-lifter and excelled as a powerful baseball hitter in high school. He held of engineering positions at General Electric and Ratheon, before becoming diagnosed and overcome by paranoid schizophrenia in his late twenties. Unable to obtain gainful employment, Stanley was tormented by his condition for over 50 yrs. Although spending much of his time book collecting in linguistics study, he was in and out of mental health programs and support groups culminating in the last 20 yrs. in senior nursing care. Over his final years, Stanley greatly benefited from the kind and compassionate care he received from the staff at Willimansett Center East. He leaves his brother, John C. Forys of Chicopee and Worcester, Ma, along with a number of cousins and relatives locally and elsewhere. Funeral services will be private, arranged by Brunelle Funeral Home in Chicopee, Ma. For online condolences, please visit www.brunellefuneralhome.com
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