Stan Chase Nov. 30, 1931 – Feb. 24, 2022

Our friend Stan Chase died on February 24, 2022. Mr. Chase was an amazing person of incredible accomplishments. He will be greatly missed.

Stanislaus (Stan) Chase was born in Westminster, Maryland, on November 30, 1931, to the late Inez Gibson. The “thin man with the kind face” was called home to be with the Lord, sitting in his favorite chair, on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

Stan Chase Nov. 30, 1931 – Feb. 24, 2022

Stanislaus (Stan) Chase was born in Westminster, Maryland, on November 30, 1931, to the late Inez Gibson. The “thin man with the kind face” was called home to be with the Lord, sitting in his favorite chair, on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

Stan attended Robert Moton School in Westminster, Maryland, and graduated in 1948. Stan graduated from Maryland State College (now University of Maryland Eastern Shore) in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Stan served in the Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant in 1954. Stan was extremely “Proud” of his military service to his country.

Stan completed graduate studies at the University of Maryland, and Morgan State College (University), and would later receive his Master of Arts from Towson State College (University) in 1970.

Stan began his career as an educator in 1955 as a Physical Education and Science teacher in Leonardtown, Maryland. It was here that he met the love of his life, Anne Williams who preceded him in death.

Stan taught and coached at his alma mater Robert Moton Consolidated from 1957 to 1964. At the height of desegregation, Stan was transferred to Sykesville High School in 1964. He is often credited by both African Americans and Caucasian Americans in the community as being the “reason school integration worked in Carroll County.” He was also deemed “the most popular guy in Carroll County with students and teachers.”

Sykesville High School became Sykesville Middle School in 1967. Stan continued as the Physical Education teacher and assumed other positions of increased responsibility including Health Education Specialist, Guidance Counselor, and ultimately was promoted to the position of Vice Principal. He retired from Carroll County Schools in 1995.

Stan and Anne were married in 1957, and were blessed with their son, Bryant Gordon Chase in 1959. Even though Stan had only one child, because of his many years as an educator, coach, and memberships in multiple local and national organizations, and church memberships, numerous individuals considered him a second father, mentor, and trusted advisor.

He had a sharp mind and was very knowledgeable about history and sports. He read the local Baltimore Sun and AFRO American Newspapers, and kept abreast of local, national, and international news.

Stan’s love of sports started with participation, but grew to coaching, officiating, and he spent countless hours of fanatic-level viewing with his son Bryant. In 1961 he coached the Robert Moton High School Basketball Team to win the state championship. This was only the second Carroll County School basketball team to ever win a state title.

Stan officiated many state championship football games as a member of the Maryland Board of Football Officials, and the Central Maryland Football Officials. He continued to officiate multiple sports well into his eighties.

Stan was inducted into the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame in 2002, and the gymnasium at the Robert Moton High School Museum is also dedicated in his name and honor.

Stan was a generous, selfless giver of his time and money to support charities, the community (including the Grove Park Neighborhood Association), family, friends, and neighbors.

He sponsored or supported many youth-development and scholarship programs through his affiliations with local and national organizations, including being a volunteer and mentor for the MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) Program which is hosted by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

He also served for over 20 years as an election official poll volunteer for District #5, at School #224, Grove Park Elementary School in Baltimore City, and as a Regular Election Judge from 2010 to 2016. Stan was a dependable, conscientious Election Judge that made sure accuracy and ethics were adhered to at polling station. He spent hours upon hours making sure the polling station was conducted in a professional manner and that respect was bestowed to every person who entered the polls to vote.

He was known for his kindness and attention to detail. He assisted many persons in the Grove Park Community who needed to be transported to the polls due to physical challenges and mobility issues.

Stan enjoyed spending time with family and friends, which includes, working at the Reese Firehouse Carnival, Cruising the Caribbean, singing in the church choir, playing and coaching softball, and he never met a line dance he wouldn’t try! He was always a consummate gentleman, and he was quiet, but, when he spoke, he had a word of encouragement and knowledge for all who encountered him.

Stan leaves to celebrate his life: his son, Bryant Chase, wife Kimberly; his brother, George Gibson; his grandchildren, Derek Chase (Wife Destinee), Brittany Chase (Husband Rico), and Joshua Chase; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Marie Wein (husband Larry), and Jean Barbara Jamison; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews; a host of other relatives, friends, neighbors, fraternity brothers, Prince Hall Masonic family, church families, former students and co-workers, and his Grove Park neighbors.
Stan was a proud and distinguished member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and the Free Masons.

His journey with Alpha Phi Alpha began with the Delta Nu at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where he served as a chartering member. He joined the Delta Lambda Graduate Chapter in Baltimore City where he held several leadership positions including Chapter Vice President. He is a Founder of the Rho Tau Lambda Graduate Chapter serving the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area, which was chartered on November 8, 2008.

Stan also held many positions of leadership in multiple Houses of the Free Masons. These include:

Past Master (PM) James E. Stewart Lodge No. 49
Past High Priest (PHP), King David No 1, Holy Royal Arch Mason, Baltimore, MD.
Past Thrice Illustrious Master (PTIM), Omega Council No. 2, Royal and Select Masters, Baltimore, MD
Past Eminent Commander (PEC), St. Joseph Commandery No. 2, Havre de Grace, MD
Past Commander in Chief (PCIC), Western Maryland Consistory #270
Past Potentate, ANWAR Temple #219, Rockville, MD
Sir Knight, Beausant Royal Court No. 1 of Cyrene, Baltimore, MD

Expressions of condolence may be sent to:

Bryant Chase & Family
301 Moores Branch Circle
Westminster, MD 21158

In lieu of flowers, please donate to any of the following:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Rho Tau Lambda Chapter
Rho Tau Lambda Foundation, Inc
201 4th Avenue
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225
(provides scholarships to Baltimore students annually, and supports the “Alpha Achievers” After-school program)

Checks can be made out to Rho Tau Lambda Foundation Inc, or via PayPal at

Former Students and Friends of Robert Moton HS, Inc
Scholarship Program
301 S Center Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Greater Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
P.O. Box 4526
Lutherville, MD 21094

Maryland Grand Council Knights of Pythagoras
c/o James E. Stewart Lodge #49
PO Box 47
New Market, MD 21774

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