Stanley Thomas Sokolowski, Jr. of Portage, MI passed away peacefully Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the age of 88. Stanley was born July 25, 1929, in Gardner, MA, the only child of Stanley, Sr. and Victoria E. (Wahala) Sokolowski. He leaves his wife, Pauline Hamel of 60 years. Stanley served in the U.S. Naval Reserves until honorably discharged. He enjoyed woodworking, building a small speed boat and surfboard, enjoying many hours with his family and friends. As a youth he was an active boy scout and played the trumpet in the school band. He later played the trumpet in a dance band. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion, Post 207, serving as Post Commander. During his long career as a Hydraulic Engineer he held many positions such as, Design Engineer, Manager, Market Development in North America, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, and Manager of Education; traveling to Europe and Brazil. He taught college and many seminars on the many aspects of hydraulic systems. Stanley is survived by his wife Pauline; his children, Janice and her husband John Perkins and his son Thomas; and 4 grandchildren, Daniel, David, Sean and Sara Perkins. The family will greet friends on Monday, January 22nd from 4-6 PM at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 East Centre Ave., Portage, MI., as well as, one hour prior to the Funeral Mass, which will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd at 11 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1150 W. Centre Ave., Portage, MI. Burial will be at Portage South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project or a charity of one's choice.