Stan Dulemba (February 25, 1961 - November 2, 2022)

Deep breath... it's time to share... Wednesday, I lost my husband of 21 years, Stan Dulemba. I am heartbroken. It's such a strange time of grief and joy as friends from all over the world have rushed to my side to offer love and support. Everyone loved Stan and repeatedly call him "A Lovely Man." He was, he was. I am in the process of creating a memorial page on my website at and information about his upcoming Celebration of Life on December 10th can be found at Please keep us both in your hearts.
Dear friend and author Jane Yolen wrote a poem in tribute...
There Was Stan
A lovely man, we all said,
but Elizabeth knew best:
the once lively mind,
the rider in the wind,
the cook and bed warmer,
the hand to hold,
that wonderful laugh,
the constant love.

Lovely yes.
But so much more.



Unknown said...

My deepest condolences. Stan was charming, curious, interesting, kind, generous. It's heart breaking. XXX

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Elizabeth, I am so sorry to hear this, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you.
Faith x

Elizabeth O Dulemba said...

Thank you, both. xxoo

Elizabeth O Dulemba said...

I love this quote: “A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein