In loving memory of

Stanley Carmel Gadiel
December 7, 1942 - July 26, 2020

Stanley Carmel Gadiel, died peacefully on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at his home in Meadowbrook, PA. He was 77 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, Stan was the son of the late Egon and Elizabeth (Northrup) Gadiel and brother of the late David Gadiel. He attended Olney High School and participated in organizing their Class of 1960 reunions over the years. He was a graduate of Temple University, where he was a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity and is still fondly referred to by his fraternity brothers as "Padre". He went on to receive his Master's Degree in Education from Temple University as well. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Stan was a project manager at Unisys for over 35 years prior to his retirement in 2006.

Stan was a talented athlete and an avid golfer. He was a volunteer for the Golf Association of Philadelphia and served as President and Team Captain of the Unisys Golf League. He coached and played soccer, and loved skiing his way around the world. Stan was a huge fan of the Rolling Stones, playing Bridge and socializing with friends (often while enjoying his famous margaritas). After retirement, he became a Florida snowbird and spent many warm winters in Longboat Key, FL.

Stan is survived by his beloved wife of 17 years, Ceinwen A. Schreiner. He was the dear father of Josh Ercole and his wife Molly, of Ambler, and Kyle Gadiel and his wife Alex, of Phoenixville. He was the loving grandfather of Campbell Ercole.

Funeral Services will be held at a later date.

Remembrances in his name to the following organizations would be appreciated by the family:

First Tee of Greater Philadelphia
800 Walnut Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128

American Heart Association-Philadelphia
One Penn Center at Suburban Station
1617 JFK Boulevard, Ste. 700
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Paul and Joan Naro wrote on Aug 6, 2020:

"To Ceinwen and Family - We are very saddened to hear of Stan's passing..We have always known you to be a strong woman and, in time, that you will find the strength to overcome the incredible grief you must be feeling. We wish we were there to share that with you. Unfortunately. all we can do is assure you that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Warm regards, Paul and Joan Naro, Parker, Colorado 435-659-0785"

John and Renee Jones wrote on Aug 4, 2020:

"Our deepest condolences to Ceinwen and Stan's entire family. We came to know Stan as neighbours on the fifth floor of our second home at the Castillian in Florida. We shared many interesting talks and enjoyed every talk. I wish we had golfed a round. John and Renee Jones, Castillian LBK."

Carole wrote on Aug 3, 2020:

"Our condolences to Stan?s family and friends, ?May happy memories carry you through these difficult times?. With deepest sympathy, Carole & Jim Leish, Neighbours in the Castilian, LBK. "

Jim Patterson wrote on Aug 3, 2020:

"I worked with Stan at Unisys, golfed with him for many years, and was part of the board of the Blue Bell Golf League with Stan as well. I will miss his sense of humor and competitiveness on the links. My heart-felt condolences to the family."

Bob Smith wrote on Aug 3, 2020:

"I remember Stan and I going to Colorado for "work" and spending the weekend skiing at Vail. What a boss, working hard and playing hard. Getting together every year and playing golf at the Chic Senico outings. It was always great to see Kyle and Josh growing up. Memories bring a smile, so did Stan. Bob Smith"

John Miles wrote on Aug 2, 2020:

"So sorry to hear about Stan?s passing, he will be missed. I really enjoyed getting to know him as part of our regular golf group on Saturdays. Not a round went by when Stan would hit a shot ?he has never done before? and typically found a way to shoot a good score and take our money. He was so proud of the family and always willing to share a story or 2 during the round, I feel like we got a chance to know you all. Please accept my condolences, John Miles "

Randy Flynn wrote on Jul 31, 2020:

"Being 5 yrs younger, I probably knew Stan the least amongst our fraternity golf gang, but if I feel the loss this strongly, I can't imagine how large the hole he left amongst those close to him for years. The Padre always carried a presence, and I will miss him. To those dear to him, I am dearly sorry for your loss. Randy Flynn"

Neva Pryor wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"To Josh, Molly, Campbell, and the rest of the Gabiel family. On behalf of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, we pray that you will find peace in the memories of your dear Stanley. We will continue to pray for you. "

Dennis Reilly wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"To the Gadiel Family, My name is Dennis Reilly and I am a fraternity brother of Stan. We met in 1967 when Stan was a brother and I was a pledge. Stan was older than most of us and became a confidant and mentor. We grew to be good friends over the years and Stan was in my wedding party. He also attended my military retirement party in 1996. In recent years we have kept in touch and played golf together, along with several fraternity reunions with other brothers. I am deeply sorry that Stan passed away at such a young age. He was loved and respected by all of us and he will be greatly missed. I know he is with the Lord because he was "the Padre" to all of us. Please accept our prayers and condolences in your time of sorrow. Warm regards, Karen and Dennis Reilly Class of 1967-Kappa Chapter "

Doug Tracy wrote on Jul 30, 2020:

"Thank you for your participation and ongoing support of the Cape Cod Scraggy Invitational Annual golf event! Your ongoing participation was instrumental in contributing to the success of this annual event! Condolences to the Gadiel family Doug Tracy"

Glenn Emery wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Please see the photo of The Padre at the 2014 Sigma Pi reunion"

Hyman Gruenberg wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"I hadn't been in contact with Stan since my days at Temple and he was working at RCA. Nonetheless, the times we did chat were stimulating and developed a bond. He was a good man. Rest in peace my friend and Sigma Pi brother. A wonderful, good man. Stan is an example we should all emulate. I miss him."

Glenn Emery wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"What a joyful photo of Stan leading a toast at some gathering where his smiling face and engaging demeanor entertained everyone. As a U.S. Navy veteran he completed his service to our nation before he attended Temple University and, lucky for us, he decided to become a member of our fraterinity, Sigma Pi. Since his tour in the Navy made him more ?chronologically gifted? then most of us, we looked to him for advice. He often took it upon himself to preach his words of wisdom to the lunchtime gatherings at the Fraternity House. His hilarious and somewhat irreverent guidance resulted in his nickname, The Padre...with a capital ?T? in his words. Indeed, we were all blessed to have him in our presence for over 50 years. Rest In Peace Padre."