On a cool and rainy April morning at the RI Veterans Cemetery, family and friends said goodbye to dedicated volunteer Stan Essex. Virtually single-handedly, Stan restored our “Ted Williams Airplane”, a Korean War era F9F Panther. Earlier, he restored the Hellcat for the Quonset Air Museum. More details of his life and a detailed article about this aviation-related exploits can be found below.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 845, North Kingstown, R.I. 02852 would be appreciated.
Arrangements by THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME.
Click here to view a 5-page article about Stan’s impressive aviation accomplishments over his lifetime, as presented in the program of the 2012 Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame.