Stanley T. Zakowski, 83, of Brookings, passed away Sept. 29, 2017, in Crescent City, California, surrounded by his children.

He will be remembered for his humor, love and compassion for animals, watching sports, cooking, gardening and studying geography. Stan was a proud patriot and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was also an avid stamp collector, but his true love and passion was the ocean and fishing. Brookings was his paradise.

Born in Poland on March 19, 1934, he was the son of Stephan and Antonia Zakowski.

Stanley is survived by his sons Mark Zakowski and wife Cheri, and Tom Zakowski all of Eagle Point; daughter Teresa Johnson of Broomfield, Colorado; and seven grandchildren: Erica, Brandon, Tyler, Colton, Casey, Chloe and Chris.

He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.

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Submitted by Wier’s Memorial Chapel.