It is with great sadness but with unwavering faith in the Lord that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Edward A. “Ned” Stankoski, Jr., on the evening of August 27, 2022.
Ned was born in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on August 28, 1952, the oldest son of Edward A. and Florence Menn Stankoski of West Pittston, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, John and David.
Ned was a 1970 graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and a 1974 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, earning a B. A. in Business Administration (Accounting). He received his Juris Doctor from Dickinson School of Law in 1977 and was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in October 1977. He was employed for two years in general legal practice in York, Pennsylvania in association with William F. Hoffmeyer, Esq. He was then employed for two years as Assistant Attorney General with the Department of Justice of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, concentrating in the medical malpractice area (Arbitration Panels for Healthcare). Ned joined the Tax Services Group of Miller & Co. LLP in 1981. In 1982 he was licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 1986 he was admitted to the partnership of Miller & Co. LLP, which by various mergers became Beard Miller LLP, and then ParenteBeard LLP. While serving as a Tax Partner, he engaged in all facets of local, Pennsylvania and Federal tax issues of individuals, partnerships, corporations, and especially estates and trusts. Ned retired as a partner from ParenteBeard LLP in December 2011, and from then to date, is Of Counsel to the MPL Law Firm in York, Pennsylvania. He is extremely proud of having provided over forty years of professional tax, legal and accounting services to his clients, developing lifelong relationships with them as well as his professional colleagues.
Ned is a member of the Pennsylvania and York County Bar Associations, as well as various technical sections thereof. Throughout his career, he has individually presented or participated in numerous tax, legal and educational programs and seminars for internal professional staff as well as outside community and civic organizations.
In addition to his professional activities, he was involved in and served on the boards and committees of various civic, charitable and social organizations in York. He was a board member and officer of the York County Bar Association and is particularly proud of his participation in the creation of the York County Bar Foundation and his many years of service as a board member, a committee member and an officer, serving as both Treasurer and President to that organization over the years. Ned was a grateful recovering member of Alcoholics Anonymous since December 18, 1992.
He is survived by his best friend and wife of 45 years, Kathy Sheaffer Stankoski; a son, Anthony and his wife Nicole of Waxhaw, NC; a son Dean, presently of Worchester, MA; and his grandchildren and the lights of his life, Lily and Luke, children of Anthony and Nicole. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Susan Stankoski, her children and grandchildren.
Ned was a fair-weather golfer but once had a hole in one at Seven Springs Resort at a partners’ retreat. He enjoyed repairing and constructing projects around the home and especially at the beach house in Emerald Isle, NC. He spent many enjoyable days and weeks at the beach with Kathy and the kids, especially Lily and Luke, and other family and friends.
Ned and Kathy relocated to South Carolina in August 2021 and had only just begun to enjoy its many attributes. Ned received excellent medical care from Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC and hospice care from Providence Care LLC of Rock Hill, SC. Ned would like to thank Kristi, Ali, Jennifer, and especially Pastor Gerald, for their professional and loving end of life services.
Friends and family may pay their respects at a gathering Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 2-4 PM at the Café, 1120 Highway 315 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Memorial donations can be made to the Stankoski Family Fund (for operating endowment) at the York County Bar Foundation, 137 East Market Street, York, PA 17401.