Stan Mikita

  • Born: May 20, 1940
  • Died: August 7, 2018
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Stan Mikita

NHL legend is the Blackhawks all-time leading scorer…

Stan Mikita (1940 – 2018) was an NHL Hall of Fame center who played his entire career with the Chicago Blackhawks. He was one of the greatest players in NHL history, accumulating 1,467 points in 22 seasons. He died at the age of 78. For full coverage and obituary from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by Randy - Victoria, BC   April 13, 2019

Stan, Hull was a legend, but you were the glue that made the Black Hawks what they were. Thank you deeply for your contribution from a loyal Philadelphia Flyers fan! Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by john Spoulos - Toms River, NJ - teacher   February 06, 2019

As one who suffered through a similar neurological disease (watching my mother go through Alzheimer's) I have some idea of what you went through and you have my most sincere sympathy and condolences. Neither Stan nor my mom deserved to go that way but God's will be done and from what I have heard he led an exemplary life and his soul is safe in heaven. As young teenagers we used to see Stan, from time to time, visiting a neighbor on our block, on Clarence Avenue in Berwyn. He always said 'Hi' to us and we felt honored. His illustrious career speaks for itself - what a great athlete and it was a pleasure to watch him play! Stan will always be remembered and he, and the family, will be in my prayers.

Posted by Kevin Hughes - Berwyn, IL   November 17, 2018


Stan- you were probably one of the greatest hockey players during your time and god will be with you always!

Posted by ED Budnick - Saint Clair Shores, MI - friend   October 28, 2018

Met Stan and got an autograph. My impression was he was good person with a great sense of humor. God Bless and thank you.

Posted by James C - Des Plaines, IL   October 15, 2018

During this time of great sorrow and pain, know that you are not alone. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this time of loss. As you remember your beloved one, may our Father, the God of peace, give you comfort and peace in every way today, tomorrow, and always. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2nd Thess. 3:16

Posted by Monica    September 11, 2018

My Condolences to the family of Stan Mikita for your loss ,may the God of tender mercy be with you at this time of sadness.

Posted by Hale.O    September 05, 2018

By the endearing sentiments of all that knew and loved Mr. Mikita gives evidence that he was a kind person.
My prayers to the family you have peace and comfort. May he remain in God's book of remembrance ~ Psalm 147:4

Posted by A friend   September 03, 2018

Posted by L. Harris - Jax, FL   August 24, 2018

Im so sorry for your loss, may the god of all comfort be with you in this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   August 24, 2018

I was at a Thanksgiving Blackhawks game in the late 60's with uncle, dad & cousins, when a ref made a bad call and frozen turkeys and Blackhawk hats went flying onto the ice hurled by irate fans, and along came Stosh, skating by and grinning at us! Rest in peace wonderful man from a longtime Hawks, Mikita, Hull fan. Sincere sympathy to the Mikita Family and all Hawks fans. Am sure Stan is yelling down to everyone, Go Hawks!!! RIP and thanks for the fantastic memories!

Posted by Arlene Milas - Henderson, NV   August 21, 2018


You will be missed Stan!! Hockey lives in us because of you!!

Posted by Michael Marques - Chandler, AZ - acquaintance   August 21, 2018

Many great memories of Stan playing for my favourite team the Blackhawks I emulated my play like his always a joy to me and my brothers... Thanks Again you will be missed R.I.P. Steve gogliettino

Posted by A friend   August 20, 2018


My , Step Grandfather Bucky Grew Up Watching Stanley Playing Hockey In The 1940s Here Comes Stanley Mikita On A Breakaway At The Blue Line He , Glides Left Side He , Glides Right Side He , Shoots & He Scores ..... WOW !!!!!!! Oh , My Goodness ..... So , Stan Farewell My Dear Brother ...... Mark 8:32 Matthew 28:48 John 12:01 Judges 5:05 Corinthians 1:12:02 & James 5:03 ..........

Posted by Cameron Raymond Fisher - Greenville, RI   August 20, 2018

Mikita with the puck at the blue line. He glides left, he glides right, he shoots.....HE SCORES111

Posted by A friend   August 20, 2018

TO THE mikita Family,So sorry for your loss. WILL keep Stan ln my thoughts and Prayers. ENJOYED stans Beautiful humor and advice.

Posted by C HUCK MCColgan - BOSTON   August 17, 2018

Back in 1967, Stan was visiting Buffalo, NY for an NHL golf outing. My father managed to get in and bring me along. With some prodding, I approached Stan Mikita for an autograph. "Sure, here hold my beer while I sign it", was his response to my request. For 50+ years I've been telling the story about what a nice guy he was. Sad to hear of his passing.

Posted by Bryan Smith - Atlanta, GA   August 17, 2018

Back in 1967, Stan was visiting Buffalo, NY for an NHL golf outing. My father managed to get in and bring me along. With some prodding, I approached Stan Mikita for an autograph. "Sure, here hold my beer while I sign it", was his response to my request. For 50+ years I've been telling the story about what a nice guy he was. Sad to hear of his passing.

Posted by Bryan - Peachtree City, GA   August 17, 2018

What a beautiful life you created after such humble beginnings, a shining example of what hard work and perseverance can accomplish. Yet your greatest achievement was the love you brought to your family. You were cherished by many, but it is quite obvious that you are beloved to the ones who knew you best. Rest In Peace, Mr. Mikita. ~Janelle Towne

Posted by Janelle Towne - Western Springs, IL   August 17, 2018

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family at this difficult time. Please find peace in knowing that God understands your grief and that he cares. 1 Peter 5:6&7 assures us "Humble yourselves, therefore , under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt by. you in due time, while you big all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you."

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Posted by Craig Anderson - Ajax, ON   August 16, 2018

Mr. Mikita, you are the reason I am a Blackhawks fan. It hasn't been easy but always rewarding. Thank you for your contribution to hockey and the world. Well done sir!

Posted by Paul Cruse - Indianapolis, IN   August 16, 2018

May the most precious memories bring you strength to endure this time of sorrow, and comfort from our God above.

Posted by B Cox - Bowie, MD   August 16, 2018

My dad was a good friend of his back in the good old days from Elmhurst
God bless ,sorry for your loss
Mary talarico

Posted by Mary Talarico - Pine springs, MN   August 15, 2018

One of the biggest thrills of my life was getting on the ice in my 1st training camp in 1978 with the legend himself, Stan Mikita. I was a huge hockey fan growing up in the 60's and had the privilege of seeing Stan play in Detroit when I was a kid. When I got drafted by the Blackhawks, and went to my 1st camp in '78', there was "Stan the Man" on the ice. I wanted to watch him but didn't want to look like a fool and stare, but I was in awe. I was on the ice with one of the greatest of all time. Then to get to meet Stan in the locker room, then to have the privilege to play golf with Stan at Kemper Lakes on several occasions. What a thrill! He was always very kind to me and had a friendly smile and a firm hand shake for me. A great player, a great man, and 100% class act. It was a thrill to call Stan a friend, when I looked at him as a legend. My deepest condolences to Jill and the Mikita Family.
Dave Feamster

Posted by Dave Feamster - Pueblo, CO   August 15, 2018

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Mikita family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by CF    August 15, 2018

Grew up watching Stan and the Blackhawks. Thanks for the memories, Stan. RIP.

Posted by Mike Spiziri - Houston, TX   August 15, 2018

I would like to offer my deepest condolences to you and your memories,may you find comfort and hope. Jeremiah 29:11,12

Posted by L B - GA   August 15, 2018

May God bless this family in this time of sorrow. May the God of all comfort give you comfort and peace

Posted by Peg - GA   August 15, 2018


My sympathy to the entire Mikita family and close friends. Stan was born to be a "Chicago Blackhawks". Let's hear is name one more time at the old Chicago Stadium the roar of the crowd!Let's hear one more shot and a goal from Stan Mikita on WGN-TV! God is bringing home to rest and peace.

Posted by Raymond Arenas - Chicago, IL   August 14, 2018

To the Mikita Family
My deepest condolences to you all.

Having been a Vancouver Canucks season-ticket holder for 29 years (1970-1999) I was able to watch Mr Mikita play many times.
I was also very fortunate to have my hair ruffled by Mr Mikita after asking after the game was over for an autograph, which he obliged every time.
Mr Mikita played the game with style and class and represented the Chicago Black Hawks team and organization to which we should all be proud.
Mr Mikita (I would never call you Stan, it just wouldn't sound right) you will never be forgotten by this hockey fan.

Thank You,

Andrew Castell
White Rock BC Canada

Posted by Andrew Castell - White Rock BC, BC   August 14, 2018

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Jill, Meg, Scott, Jane, Chris and the Mikita family from Stan's beloved Team Canada 1972 teammates. The most poignant memory of the Summit Series for all Team Canada players was Stan's emotional reunion in Czechoslovakia with his family. We were all blessed to have you as an important part of our lives.

Posted by Team Canada 1972 - Strathroy, ON   August 14, 2018

Condolences to the of Mr. Mikita.
May you have peace doing this difficult time and alway be reminded of the good times. Know that there is always a hope of seeing your loved one again.

Posted by A friend   August 14, 2018

I think of Stan and I can't take the smile of my face! We are so sorry for your loss. Such a loss for all of us.

Posted by Sue North - Baton Rouge, LA - acquaintance   August 14, 2018

My parents watched Stan grow up living next door to them on Hamilton St in St Catharines . They followed his career all of their lives and sometimes ran into him once he was an adult at the race track where he sometimes worked in summers . My parents were much older than Stan and in their old age they also had dementia but never forgot Stan. My mom carried his book I play to win around in her walker until she passed away at age 90 . They were proud to know him. May he rest in peace . Our condolences to all the family . He was a good man, as well as a talented hockey player and I have passed on the little book about hockey to our young grandson who now plays hockey !

Posted by A friend   August 13, 2018

I watched you when I was 6 ys. old; you were #1 & & always will be. God bless you Stan - sending prayers your way.
Jim Vallar

Posted by A friend   August 13, 2018

I was attending Edith Cavell Public School when Stan came to Canada and to St. Catharines. He was a 'scrappy' little guy and quite often got into scrapes with other kids.

Whenever Stan was in a schoolyard battle we could often hear a voice from the background shouting Stanley stop that. That voice was from his sister Irene who was attending the same school

Posted by BOB DELL - St. Catharines, ON   August 13, 2018

Posted by BOB DELL - St. Catharines, ON   August 13, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends and fans of Chicago Black Hawks. I grew up as a Toronto Maple Leaf fan and remembered Stan. As a kid he stood out on Chicago just like Gordie Howe stood out in Detroit and Johnny Bower with the Leafs.
God bless you Stan. Now you are on a line with Howe and Bower in the net what a great game that will be.Another of the original six gone.

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Posted by Dan & Jaclyn Centoni - Schiller Park, IL - acquaintance   August 13, 2018

Posted by Dan & Jaclyn Centoni    August 13, 2018

My family and I would like to offer our deepest sympathy to his family and may the Angel's watch over him and his family from the Kobs family ,My family and I would like to offer our deepest sympathy to his family and may the Angel's watch over him and his family from the Kobs family

Posted by Helen Kobs - Merrionette Park, IL   August 13, 2018

Our condolences go out to the family. Stan was great on and off the ice. Just a class act and great ambassador for hockey. He left a valuable mark on all of us.

Posted by Dave & Carol Mackey - Tower Lakes, IL   August 13, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family of Stan Mikita , May you all find comfort in the many fond memories and happy time all
shared with Stan.

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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   August 12, 2018

My Prayers and Condolences to the entire Mikita Family. I grew up watching Stan play. He was one of my Favorite Blackhawks Players. He will be missed❤.

Posted by Brenda Smith - Chicago, IL   August 12, 2018

An excellent playmaker. He was the perfect compliment to Bobby Hull.

Posted by Stephen Gerace - Philadelphia, PA   August 12, 2018

we will always treasure the autographed picture he gave us our condolences to the Makita family you are in our prayers Janet and Norm Brown

Posted by A friend   August 12, 2018

My condolences to Jill and the entire Makita family.
I was fortunate to be able to play with Stan for a short while and experience first hand the total class act he was. Stan had time for everyone and was very giving of his time. He was always quick with a joke or some prank on a teammate.

God rest your soul Stan you are The Man.

Posted by Greg Fox - Atlanta, GA   August 12, 2018

In memory of one of finest to ever play for The Chicago Blackhawks, may you rest in peace Stan.

Posted by Phil Isaacson - Chicago   August 12, 2018

It's always hard and difficult to let such a good person ( like he was) go. We know he touched many fans, and many people during his long hockey career; but it's mostly the great human being that he was that will be remembered... we want to wish to the whole Mikita family our deepest condolences in these difficult times ahead....

Guylaine and Éric Daze

Posted by A friend   August 12, 2018

May you rest in peace Stan. I loved listening to the games when I was younger on my transistor radio. Godspeed to you and may your family feel comfort in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Epstein Family - Glendale Heights, IL   August 12, 2018

To the Mikita family,
I don't know how to express my feelings about Stan, but I'll try. I started attending Blackhawks games in 1969 (after listening to them on radio), and I was mesmerized by the Hawks at that time. It cemented in me a lifelong love of the Blackhawks. To this day I am diehard fan, and that is absolutely due to the team circa 1969. Bobby Hull had the flash, I had a huge crush on Keith Magnuson, but Stan's unselfish play always drew my attention. What a man. Please know, in your grief, that his many talents and ways of going about life affected me, as I'm sure it affected many. God bless all of you.

Posted by Sher Tenclay - Homewood, IL   August 12, 2018

RIP Stan

Posted by Shsrn Presler - Oak Forest, IL   August 12, 2018

You were a great man and loved watching you play the game you loved prayers to your family and RIP

Posted by A friend   August 12, 2018

Prayers of comfort and peace for the Makita Family. Rest In Peace Stan Makita. #21

Posted by Gina DeMuro-Drummond - Chicago, IL   August 12, 2018

Thank you Mr.Mikita for the thrills you provided on the ice and the person you were off it.

Posted by Jeff Kwit - Chicago, IL   August 12, 2018

Thank you to the family for sharing this great man with all of us. God Bless you

Posted by Jill Franklin - Lacon, IL   August 12, 2018

Thanking you again for all the kindness you showed to our family. RIP.

Posted by Tom and Sue Hickey - Lombard, IL   August 12, 2018

Rest Easy Mr Mikita
Thank you for always taking the time to acknowledge me at the Chicago Stadium back in 1982. I would wait for you by the Press Box and you always took time to talk. It meant alot to me to tell everyone that I talk with Stan Mikita "he's my friend".
My deepest sympathy and God's blessings to the Mikita Family, Friends and Fans. #21 such a great human being. Legends Never Die.
Rest Easy Mr. Mikita

Posted by Joe B. - Las Vegas, NV   August 12, 2018

Thank you for sharing him with us. May his soul and your souls be at peace. God bless

Posted by Cathy O'Brien - Chicago   August 12, 2018

My deepest condolences to the mikita family. I feel your pain because my mom passed away from dementia. It's the heart killer watching your love one with this disease. He is Mr. Blackhawks!! God needed a Center to play on his holy team. May Mr. Mikita Rest in Peace. He truly will be missed.

Posted by Wally Melnyk - Elmwood Park, IL   August 12, 2018

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family for the loss of Stan We met you at the memorial Stan was my husband's favorite We also were married at St Mary of Cell in Berwyn Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for sharing him with us He's now playing with Pierre Pilot in heaven oh what a team Heavens the best of the best

Posted by Rose Ann Roth - Crystal Lake, IL - friend   August 12, 2018

In 1968 he waved to me while taking some warmup laps. I've been infatuated ever since.

Posted by A friend   August 12, 2018

Rip you were s true Blackhawk and one of the best hockey players that ever laced on a pair of skates.

Posted by Gotdon Guy - Bonavista, NL - friend   August 12, 2018

#21 hangs from the rafters

That sums it up

Posted by Sean Raffaelli - Greendale, WI   August 12, 2018

Jill and Family,

I would like to express my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Stan, RIP, you were one of a kind. Thank you for your friendship.

Vic Hadfield.

Posted by Vic Hadfield - Oakville, ON   August 12, 2018

Jill and Family.

I would like to express my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Thank you for your friendship. Stan, RIP, you were one of a kind.

Vic Hadfield

Posted by A friend   August 12, 2018

Epitome , an example of a Hart Trophy classic man . And what a play maker he was. Great memories Stan Makita Thank you

Posted by Stanley Harris - Adrian, MI   August 12, 2018


You were my favorite growing up! Even though I am from nyc lol. rip

Posted by bobby lohr - yuma, AZ   August 12, 2018

To the Mikita family - so sorry for your loss. Thoroughly enjoyed watching him play and had special rooting interest as my dad was also named Stan and had Slovak roots - RIP #21.

Posted by Keith Ratajczyk - Chicago, IN   August 12, 2018

Dear Mikita Family,

Sorry for the loss of Stan.

I had the pleasure of working for Stan at Kemper Lakes Golf Club during my college years. He was such a great man and treated everyone including the cart attendants with great respect.

During this time I was treated so well by the entire Mikita family. I have many fond memories of this chapter in my life and some good times that were shared. I was lucky to be able to keep in touch with Stan from time to time.

Stan was one of the people I had admired in my life for who he was as a person.

Thoughts and prayers to the entire Mikita family.

God Bless,

John Hake

Posted by John Hake - Palatine, IL.   August 11, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Stan's passing. He has always been my favourite all time player. I started watching him and the Blackhawks for as long as I can remember and he was the very best. Sincerely Joe Walker

Posted by Joe Walker - Peterborough, ON   August 11, 2018

My wife Lucy and I miss Stan mikita very much we work for the state of Illinois and we met him at the DMV in Naperville one day very nice man a big lost to the hockey world God bless stan.

Posted by Robert Jones - Bloomingdale, IL   August 11, 2018

So sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to the family at this very difficult time

Posted by A friend   August 11, 2018

R.I.P To a Legend

Posted by Nathan - Chicago, IL   August 11, 2018

Dear Jill and Family:
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on your recent loss of your dear husband, Stan.
We were in the graduating class of 1960, and you and Stan attending the 50th Reunion.
Our prayers are with you at this time.
Jim and Mary Ann (Ippolito) Bernas

Posted by A friend   August 11, 2018

Posted by Karan Wider - Columbus, OH   August 11, 2018

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by - Ellenwood, GA   August 11, 2018

My condolences to the family
of Mr.Stan Mikita.
May Jesus words at John 6:44
give you the comfort you need
at this most difficult time.

Posted by Darlene Hands - OH   August 11, 2018

It is with great sadness that I send my condolences to the Mikita family. I have been a true Stan Mikita fan since I was 5. Today I am 60. God bless you all and remember that you have not loss a loved one, he is always with you.
Becky (Newfoundland, Canada)

Posted by Becky Pendergast - ST JOHNS, Newfoundland and L, NL   August 11, 2018

Posted by William Krochak - St. Catharines, ON   August 10, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers to the Mikita Family always know your DAD was a class act

Michelle Neal & John Herron, Lombard, Il

Posted by A friend   August 10, 2018

There was nothing like watching the Hulls, Maki, Magnuson, Martin, Stapleton, Tony O in the crease, and of course, Mikita, at The Mad House on Madison. A grand ole time in the history of the best game on the planet. R.I.P. #21. You did yourself proud!

Posted by Lawrence Malestic - La Quinta, CA   August 10, 2018

Once again Jill and your family I am so very very sorry please accept my condolences from Jim Stan was one great man once again I am sorry

Posted by Jim Spinelli - Amboy, IL - friend   August 10, 2018

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Posted by William Krochak - St. Catharines, ON   August 10, 2018

With our deepest sympathy to Stan's family.

Posted by Buzz Goldstein - Park Ridge, IL   August 10, 2018

Our heartfelt sympathies to Jill and family from Frank and Carol-Jean Slomski. We knew Jill as Jill Cerny and her family from little on. Met Stan when they married. Our children remember many fun times with them and the Milotas, the Mahaceks and my Grandmother. Lost contact after the deaths of our families. Stan and Jill always gracious and real people.

Posted by A friend   August 10, 2018

Stans wife and family, so sorry ! I saw Stan play and all the great hawks several games growing up in a farming area west of Chicago I meet Stan and bobby i was working on a farm and we were feeding the Herford cattle bobby and Stan had at farm I was in aw I was 12 the year was 1967 ,great memories, my son was at hawks game in 2017 and he saw bobby at the game he ask if he remembered when he and Stan had cattle their and signed a hawks hat saying thanks mike bobby and Stan 1967 !! Thank you Stan and bobby !!! God bless

Posted by Michael Armbrust - Harvard, IL - friend   August 10, 2018

Our thoughts and payers are with the entire Mikita family.
Stan was a true example of sportsmanship that every parent should have their children follow. And a true Family Man, And as a Friend, he was "SECOND to NONE "
Thanks for all the great memories.
#21 is with #3 again ! You better watch out Heaven, Stan and Keith are there now !

Patrick & Diane Neal

Posted by Patrick Neal - Bloomingdale, IL   August 10, 2018

Thanks for the great memoriesone of the best to ever play the game!

Our condolences to the Mikita family.

Posted by Bruce Cassidy - Boston, MA   August 10, 2018

My condolences to the Mikita family. May our heavenly father comfort you all at this most difficult time.

Posted by Ruby    August 10, 2018

My heart goes out to Stans wife and family, he gave Blackhawk fans great memories, as s boy I loved Sunday nights that meant going to see the hawks and Stan , bobby all the great players on the hawks thank you Stan !! R I p I, i know happy now !!!

Posted by Michael Armbrust - Harvard, IL - friend   August 10, 2018


Posted by R D - SC   August 10, 2018

As a member of the Alumni I heard that Stan had dementia and I was hoping to fly from San Diego to visi with San this summer.
Stan had a huge effect on my life.I enjoyed playing with him for two years,and thank him for his great friendship.He changed me as a human being.When I first came to Chicago from the Seals I was in the mist of a human breakdown...Stan asked me what the problem was and helped me through it.He said that he had a similar experience anwhen he comed his hair the hair would fall out.Eventually I recovered from the problem ...with Stan's help...and have lived a happy life for over 45 years thanks to Stan.

Posted by Gary Smith - San Diego, CA   August 10, 2018

Love from the William Merchant Family of Scottsdale AZ Enjoyed Stan's friendship and fundraising joint efforts. One of a kind friend.

Posted by William Merchant - Scottsdale, AZ   August 10, 2018

Love to the Makita family from the William Merchant Family of Scotsdale AZ Many memories of fund raising efforts with Stan and banquet events and a TRUE FRIEND

Posted by A friend   August 10, 2018

I met Mr. Mikita in the VIP lot at the United Center. I told him I was a high school friend of Sam Ranzulla and Frankie Tomaselli who work the parking lots. That prompted several remarks about Frankie through which he made me feel like he knew me. Here he was going to a game and taking the time to talk with a total stranger.
I asked him if he won the red plaid sport jacket he was wearing at the Colonial golf tournament in Ft. Worth. In his humble way he said he wasn't that good a golfer.
He was a good golfer, one of the best hockey players ever and even more important, a great man.

Posted by joe scatchell - avon, CT   August 10, 2018

Posted by David Bruah    August 10, 2018

Thank you Stan for the Great memories as a player and as a member of the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni. You were always so gracious! May God's love comfort your family! Thank you #21

Posted by Mark Smith - Cleveland, TN   August 10, 2018

May your memories and the peace of God comfort you all.

Posted by A friend   August 10, 2018

Stan was Chicago's Man. Godspeed.

Posted by Michael Kusiak - Venice, FL   August 10, 2018

My condolences to all of Mr. Mikita's loved ones. He will forever be remembered in not only all the Blackhawk fans but all the lives he touched!
May God give you all strength and may all the happy memories wrap around you like a blanket and provide you all comfort.

Posted by Enakshi Singh-Gutkowski - Chicago, IL   August 09, 2018


Rest In Peace #21

Sincere condolences to family, friends and Chicago fans during this difficult time.

Posted by Dan & Patti - Chicago   August 09, 2018


Posted by A friend   August 09, 2018

To Jill and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Stan's illness and passing, Jill. He was not just a hockey legend but a truly nice guy and I'm glad to have met him. I remember how surprised 'the gang' was when we heard you were dating a Slovakian hockey player from Canada!! Then we met him! My daughter wants you to know how much she appreciates his work for the deaf/hoh with organizing a deaf hockey program for kids. She and my grandson are both deaf/hoh and it means a lot to them that he did it.
We send our condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Lynda Lokay Gabor - Holton, KS - family   August 09, 2018

never forget the york woods days kent patti kip cindy kristin

Posted by A friend   August 09, 2018

R.I.H Love you! Will be well miss! I work for Chicago Blackhawks for 18 years. Thank you for all you have done. ❤

Posted by Shabon Cannon - Memphis, TN - Friend   August 09, 2018

Posted by D F - MD   August 09, 2018

In 1959 I did not want to be like the other kids in my neighborhood. They either cheered for Toronto or Montreal. Not me, I fell for the Indian logo "Blackhawk" and an up and coming superstar named Stan Mikita. Shortly after the heart breaking loss to Montreal in 1971, I attended a harness race honoring Stan in his childhood home of St. Catharines. That was the only time in my life that I stood face to face with my hero. Stan was swarmed by people but I managed to get him to sign my racing program. As I walked away, I turned and said "Thanks Stan". To my surprise, Stan stopped for a moment and looked right at me and said "Hey, how are you doing" and I will always remember the kind smile he gave me as if he had just seen a long lost friend. As a young kid, I would write to Stan asking for an autograph picture. I do have a few that Stan signed as well as some memorabilia that I proudly display in my home. I am so grateful that Stan was able to come back to the Hawks as a goodwill ambassador. He is and always will be my hockey hero and hey, thanks Stan for your work helping the less fortunate. You will be missed but not forgotten.

Posted by Terry Spence - Stoney Creek, ON   August 09, 2018

Jill and Family, I grew up in Berwyn il, and St Mary of Celle was our Parish too. I also married a guy from the Ukraine in 1959 when I was 18 and just graduated from Morton West. My husband Bill, like Stan came to the US at age 13 leaving his Mom behind. We lived at 1500 S. Kenilworth for 22 years. Bill was a great Hockey fan and Stan and Bobby were his favorite players. I remember us watching all the games with our two little girls. My Grandmother lived with us in a two flat, and grandma babysat FOR A Hockey Player named John McKenzie. One Sat. evening Stan came with John to pick up Grandma and Bill opened the door and was so thrilled to meet Stan with John. That was a great time in life. Bill, my husband, passed away on Feb 7th of 2017 with the same disease. I know what you and your family went through. My heart goes out to you and your family and I will include Stan in my prayers to Bill every night. Stay strong and remember the good times. I am right there with you, wish we could meet for coffee. RIP Stan and I hope Bill gets to see him again the way they both were when we married them. Sending sympathy and love to you and your family. Georgette Huben of Brookfield, Il.

Posted by georgette huben - brookfield,, IL   August 09, 2018

My favourite player of all time. I have worn a #21 all the years I played hockey. When all the others loved the Golden Jet it was the style and class of Stan that I admired! I wear my Blackhawks jersey with his name and theA proudly to all of the games with the Leafs. RIP Stan they dont makeem like you any more.
Cameron; Toronto

Posted by Cameron Pepler - Toronto, ON - friend   August 09, 2018


Thank you for all the memories May you Rest In Peace ,love Anthony salerno

Posted by Anthony Salerno - Chicago, IL   August 09, 2018

Posted by Anthony Salerno - Chicago, IL   August 09, 2018

Stan Mikita, was an athlete of remarkable ability (he never took a knee). I wish the Pro athlete's today could be more like you, on and off the ice.
You were an example for people to follow not just as a hockey player but as a man.
May you rest in peace, and your family find comfort in the memories you have left behind.

Posted by Mark Elworthy - New Lenox, IL   August 09, 2018

Meeting Stan after a game in the 60's is a great memory. He will be missed.
John Zeitz

Posted by A friend   August 09, 2018

My wife and I still recovering from the news. Our condolences to Mr. Mikitas family and friends A truly dark day for Blackhawk nation not withstanding the city of Chicago. The ripples of this sad event will be felt everywhere not just in the hockey world. Again our condolences.

Posted by Dave and Donna DeVries - Winnipeg, MB - acquaintance   August 09, 2018

Stan Mikita was my all time favorite Blackhawk who was a class act both on and off the ice. My condolences to his family during this difficult time.

Posted by David Singer - Downers Grove, IL   August 09, 2018

My condolences to the Mikita family and friends.
May God be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   August 09, 2018

I recall CBS TV's Firebrand On Ice, documenting Stan Mikita's playing style with the Blackhawks, watching as a 16-year-old. A violent game, and Mikita's impact on it, showed me the determination of an individual to be the best not once, but many times over! He was inspirational as a player and as a humble man! RIP, Stan! Thanks for the great years you gave to the game of hockey!

Posted by Bill C. - Paradise, CA   August 09, 2018


The "ScooterLIne" topped by Mikita, Moens and Wharram.

The very best!

Posted by Gardner - Ashland, OR   August 09, 2018

Jill, I share you and your family's loss. I am grateful for having shared that special day in May 1963 when you and Stan exchanged your wedding vows at St. Mary of Celle. I will always be grateful for the privilege of singing at that special event. As with you, Stan will be in my thoughts, prayers, and memories. Rest in Eternal Peace #21,

Posted by Erik Vagenius - Palm Beach Gardens, FL   August 09, 2018

Stan Was My Idol I Wore His Number When Ever It Was Available On Teams I Played For It Was Usually The First Numbers Picked By My Team Mates Rest In Peace STOSH

Posted by Tom Bangert - Northbro, IL   August 09, 2018

Thank you for the memories Stan.We grew up watching you at the stadium.What a fantastic player you were .Your stick handling will remain unparalleled .RIP ❤❤❤❤❤Mike and Angie Samborski .

Posted by Angie Samborski - Oak lawn, IL   August 09, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Jesus wept after the death of his friend Lazarus. John 11:35 We weep along with you. His example was written in the Bible to give us hope.
ROM. 15:4

Posted by A friend   August 09, 2018

May Peace Be With You... A Legend, A True Star...A Gifted Life Only Because Of His Hard Work And Love Of His Family, Teammates , And Friends. RIP

Posted by Irv Herschman - Naples, FL - friend   August 09, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends of Stan Mikita. May the God of all bring you comfort at this most difficult time and may he fill your hearts with wonderful memories of Stan to cherish.

Posted by Fj    August 09, 2018

May you find comfort from the God of all comfort to give you the strength you need to cope during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   August 09, 2018

Stan, You were a very class act! I read recently that when asked by a reporter how it felt to be swept in a playoff series, you replied that it felt bad to be swept but then added "I wonder how many died in Viet Nam, today." How you kept your accomplishments in perspective. You were an amazing hockey player as well as an amazing man. RIP, Mr. Mikita. The world was a better place with you in it!

Posted by A friend   August 09, 2018

NHL and city of Chicago have lost a legend and icon!!!! He is at peace now! Thoughts and prayers to the Mikita and Blackhawks family! R.I.P. #21

Posted by DALE BERGER - OLMSTED TWP, OH   August 09, 2018

love you stosh

Posted by tom wallace - gainesville, FL - student   August 09, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Mikita in a restaurant in Phoenix in 1988. I remember the thrill I experienced when I told my brother, I think that is Stan Mikita sitting there at the bar. When my brother and I went over just to say hello and tell him how much we appreciated his many years as a Blackhawk, he was so kind and gracious and most of all humble. His work with hearing impaired youngstersgiving them the opportunity to enjoy hockey despite their challengesas well as his many other charitable works are the lasting legacy he leaves. In addition, I was privileged to be present at a game in Detroit when he scored a hat trick in the first period versus the Red Wings. Sitting behind the Detroit goal and observing his skill as a player will always be a cherished memory as well as his kindnesses to people.Brother Michael S. Segvich, CFC

Posted by Michael Segvich - Chicago, IL   August 09, 2018

Thank you stan for all the great memories rip

Posted by Sam    August 09, 2018

From one Stash to you Stash. Godspeed to you and I know you will be watching over your family. Thanks for the memories in the game you loved.

Posted by Stash Sekula - Westfield, IN   August 09, 2018


Posted by Ann Stokman - Milwaukee, WI   August 09, 2018


Rest In Peace #21.......

Posted by Dan & Patti    August 09, 2018

Icons should live for ever! Growing up in elmhurst in the. 60's black hawks ruled. Bobby haul and Stan along with many other great players . My dad would take me to see them play later in life I got to meet them In person through Grant Mulvey and Tony Esposito when Grant had his bar in elmhurst what a treat ! Always a fan Joe Wilkinson Julian California .

Posted by Joe Wilkinson - Julian, CA   August 09, 2018

I grew up in St Catharines watching Stan play hockey.I will never forget the excitement he brought , game after game , as he displayed greatness on the ice.God Bless you Stan

Posted by James Playfair - Hamilton, ON   August 09, 2018

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Posted by From the Staff of Sullivan Funeral Home - Hinsdale, IL   August 09, 2018

I am glad that he was finally recognized as a great Blackhawks legend. God rest his soul.

Posted by Jim Dewey    August 08, 2018

How fortunate was I to grow up in the Original 6 era and witness Mr. Mikita's grace, skill, and work ethic firsthand? This iconic figure in Chicago sports will always be remembered for his class and generosity by hockey fans in North America as well. Sincere condolences to Mr. Mikita's family and friends in their time of sorrow.

Posted by Chuck    August 08, 2018

I am grateful that I knew you, Stan. Such an amazing person. Peace be with you. Besides our shared Slovakian heritage, love of golf, the genuine kindness you unconditionally offered to everyone, I will always remember. Som vaný, e som a poznal, Stan, bol si
výnimoný lovek a vemi si cením nae priatestvo. Nech Tvoja dua odpoíva v pokoji. Úprimnú sústras vetkým Tvojim blízkym.

Posted by Marty Kolar - MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Friend   August 08, 2018

Posted by jerome riley - CHICAGO, IL   August 08, 2018

Stan Mikita was a childhood idol of mine . I grew up in Skokie and now live in Las Vegas. To this day, I'm still a loyal Blackhawks fan. I remember as a young kid I got my first Hawks jersey at Ned Singer Sports on Lincoln Avenue. I insisted on having the number 21 stitched on the back . I still have that jersey today. Blackhawk fans across the globe will ALWAYS remember him. He was the greatest. R.I.P. Stan. You are in our hearts.

Posted by Burt Groner - Las Vegas, NV   August 08, 2018

I became a lifelong Blackhawks fan in 1961 because of Stan Mikita. He was a childhood idol of mine and I cheered him his entire career. This April I went to the Hockey Hall of Fame to pay homage to Stan and my other Hockey heros. Your memory will be Eternal Stash!!!

Posted by Pete Pappas - IL   August 08, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Stan Mikita at a book signing that I went to get his book signed for my dad who was totally blind as well as 2 sports medicine doctors I have the privelage to work with and wanted to say three things to him and I did. One, that I am also 100 percent Slovak like him and secondly, I thanked him for giving back and starting the deaf hockey league at northbrook where my now 43 year old daughter once was a very accomplished figure skater. And lastly, I didn't think he was going to remember but he did, that when I was in high school at St Mary's in Chicago in the late 60's early 70's he came to our school as a guest that we were able to meet and talk with!
I was very proud of him and he acted very excited about talking with me and was very kind and patient. He will be greatly missed! From one Slovak to another. Rest In Peace and God bless you!
Love, Judy (Kalina) bulgajewski

Posted by Judy Bulgajewski - Chicago, IL - acquaintance   August 08, 2018

I met Stan a few years back at a Rally and he was so kind, taking a few minutes to talk. My prayers for his family and friends at this time. He is now at peace with our loving God.

Posted by Sister Bonnie Boilini - Chicago, IL   August 08, 2018

It is with great sadness that I learned that my sports hero had passed away. Mr Mikita thank you for all the memories, you will never be forgotten.

Posted by Jean Sabourin - Cornwall, ON   August 08, 2018


Stan Mikita, I will never forget you! You were the greatest. RIP! Prayers & sympathy to your family!

Posted by Diane Seger - Lombard, IL   August 08, 2018


I was born in 1954 I became a Black fan in in 1963, when we played pond hockey at Haas Park in Chicago you were either Stan or Bobby There is a reason why there statues are in front of the United center. We would pay $2 over price to sit in first balcony at the Old stadium to see the Hawks. Number 21 was a joy to watch and what he did after hockey is Special he was a UNSELFISH team mate and More Importantly a UNSELFISH Human Being , Hung around after games to get Stan's autograph, my grand father delivered Meister Brau Beer to the stadium and Got me a autographed puck from Stan, Lloyd Pettit was the announcer for Hawks I could hear him now Mikita a shot and a Goal
Stan thanks for being my childhood Idol

Posted by Bobby Schmalz - Chicago, IL   August 08, 2018

Stan Mikita was the Greatest and Nicest Blackhawk. He was so good to my brother was was sick at shriners hospital. He gave Hawk tickets and team signed sticks. Unfortunately my brother died same night of the game but he made a little boys dream come true. God Bless you Stan#21R.I.P.

Posted by KEVIN PRZYBYLA - Chicago, IL - acquaintance   August 08, 2018

My thoughts go out to the friends, family and even fans of Stan, and may they find comfort in 1 Thessalonians 4:14.

Posted by James Montoya - Phoenix, AZ   August 08, 2018

I remember watching a 17-18 yr old Stan Mikita play an exhibition game in Belleville Ont against a Sr A team. I had a rinkside seat, and I will never forget the fire in that guy's eyes. Like another Rocket Richard. The hockey world will sure miss you, Stan.

Posted by Bill Mason - Peterborough, ON - acquaintance   August 08, 2018

Stan visited my brother at Shriners hospital in 74. He gave him Hawks tickets and team signed sticks. Unfortunately my brother passed that night but Stan made a little boys dream come true. Stan to me was the GREATEST and NICEST Blackhawk. R.I.P. Stan#21

Posted by Kevin Przybyla - Chicago, IL   August 08, 2018

Thank you, Stan Mikita, for giving Chicago a class hockey player, to talk about for years!

Posted by Cheryl Gallo - Chicago, IL   August 08, 2018

Thanks for the Memories, RIP

Posted by Bobby Servos    August 08, 2018

Mr. Mikita was and still will be my hero. He was an inspiration to me as I grew up. As long as my heart beats, he and I will always have a connection. My Hawk sweater has his name and number on it. It will be even more special to wear it now that he has passed on. My deepest condolences to his family.

Posted by William Krochak - St. Catharines, ON - friend   August 08, 2018

I remember meeting you at first security bank in Elmwood Park. They called it black hawk nite. At St. William school hall when the Holy Name society would have black hawk night. R.I.P. We will miss you very much. He was one class person and player.

Posted by Gary Koscielniak - acquaintance   August 08, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by LARRY TRACEY - ST.CATHARINES,, ON   August 08, 2018

Mr Mikita, i mirrored when i was a kid playing hockey on gages lake, illinois. He was my hockey heroe. Condolences to the Mikita's in this time of grieve. As Lloyd Petit would say ,"Mikita a shot and a goal".

Posted by Michael Sekich - Tucson, AZ   August 08, 2018

Posted by Michael Sekich - Tucson, AZ   August 08, 2018

I remember meeting Stan at Maryville Academy at one of their fund raisers. He was such a gentleman. I grew up seeing the games at the Stadium when Stan first started playing. He always was and still is my favorite player. Heaven can now have a great Hockey Team. God be with the Mikita family today and always.

Posted by Muriel Szykowny - Trinity, FL   August 08, 2018

As a child, I got the opportunity to meet Mr Mikita in New Mexico in the early 1970's. He was so nice to visit with a bunch of 10 year old adolescent hockey players. A few days later we were with him again, and he remembered my name. He had that rare ability to make you feel important and good about yourself. God Bless

Posted by Carson Ribble - Hudson, CO - acquaintance   August 08, 2018


Godspeed Stan, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   August 08, 2018

To the greatest Blackhawk ever. Rest in Peace Stan. God Bless.

Posted by Larry Doranski - Chicago, IL - acquaintance   August 08, 2018

Thank you for what you did for the city of Chicago. Most sincere condolences to the entire Mikita family. Tom Cadman, a Blackhawk fan from Carmichael CA

Posted by A friend   August 08, 2018

I will miss you GREAT MAN.

Posted by Stan Stiopkin - Barrington, IL - coworker   August 08, 2018

I grew up loving The Hawks and watching Stan and Bobby entertaining us. Number 21 was The Real deal. A gentleman and awesome athlete. We will all miss him dearly, but because of him the game is a better one today. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.

Posted by David Maye - Pointe Claire, QC   August 08, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. To the greatest Blackhawk Player Rest in Peace.

Posted by A friend   August 08, 2018

Had the pleasure of playing with Stan. Incredible athlete and person. He taught me the importance of improving. A great man and teammate with a great laugh. His legacy lives with us on the LA Kings, as I have named a drill after Stan and require our players to "Do their Mikitas" everyday. Thank you Stan for showing us the way. RIP

Posted by Mike O'Connell - Cohasset, MA - coworker   August 08, 2018


My thoughts and prayers to the Mikita family. I would see the games at the Beverly theater on 95th street before they were on TV. I loved the players.

Posted by ken reilly - Shorewood, IL - Friend   August 08, 2018

I grew up with Stosh Stan Mikita in St.Catharines Ontario.
Remember him as such a great player with the St.Catharines TP,s when they won The Memorial Cup in 1954.
So sad to hear of his passing
Art read

Posted by Arthur Read - St.Catharines, ON - friend   August 08, 2018

Sad day for St. Catharines, Ontario where it all began for Stan. Condolences to the Mikita family from our family here in St. Catharines. My late Father Archie Maybee had so many stories of the two of them growing up and it only seems fitting that I say something of the tough lessons they learned at a young age in a different time. My Dad always said Stan was his best friend and how Stan made the town so very proud of his accomplishments during his career. I have a picture of the two of them from grade six winning the soccer championship at Edith Cavell school that I am having restored and will be sending a copy to Chicago. Once again, so very sorry for your loss.

Geoff Maybee, St.Catharines Ontario Canada.

Posted by Geoff Maybee - St. Catharines, ON - friend   August 08, 2018

The ultimate standard for any player past, present or future. Will be dearly missed.

Posted by eric maass - buffalo grove, IL - teacher   August 08, 2018

Posted by Arthur Read - VILLA FLORA   August 08, 2018

My thoughts and prayers to the Mikita family. A great man in every way. Most underrated great player ever in the NHL. He could do everything and do it well. Best center of the 1960's.
I grew up watching the Blackhawks on WGN ch.9 in the 1960's What special years those were. After moving to California in 1966. I continued to follow their fortunes every season.
The statues that Stan and Bobby Hull given outside the United Center in 2010 were well deserved.

Posted by Tom Cherne - Salinas, CA   August 08, 2018

I always enjoyed watching you play and will never forget seeing you after you retired at the Chicago Stadium and would sign autographs until everyone who wanted one received theirs. My prayers are with the Mikita family and I know you are no longer in pain.

Posted by Andrew Kissamis - Geneva, IL   August 08, 2018

We will miss this great man. There are few like him!

Posted by Rob, Stacy, and Jaden Johnson - Hinsdale, IL - friend   August 08, 2018

May the God of Comfort give the family the strength and courage to get through this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   August 08, 2018

We will never forget the time that the Blackhawks were practicing at Ridgeland Commons Ice Rink and we went into the locker room and Stan took a picture with my son Lou Jr.
Stan Mikita was surely one of the great ones in the world of hockey and he will never be forgotten in Chicago.
Thanks for the memories.

Posted by Lou DePasquale Sr. - Tinley Park, IL   August 08, 2018

My my thoughts and prayers to the Mikita family. Stan you were the greatest. I've always enjoyed watching you play you inspired me to follow hockey thank you so much for your many contributions . You will always be remembered in my thoughts and in my heart may you live on in so many of the lives that you have inspired over the years. RIP my friend

Posted by Gary Pauley - West Dundee, IL   August 08, 2018

you were one of, if not my biggest hero's growing up. thank you for coming to Chicago and playing for the Blackhawks. Time will not diminish what you have accomplished in this world and I wish to you eternal rest in the next. God bless you "stosh"

Posted by randy ginden - chicago, IL   August 08, 2018

Watched the Blackhawks as a kid on Ch. 9. What a great time we had watching them back in black and white. You will be missed by all Blackhawks fans.

Posted by Terry Lane - Doraville, GA   August 08, 2018

I saw him play a number of times in the 70s. A true class act. Rest in peace Stan.

Posted by John Stemniski - Lucas, TX   August 08, 2018

Stan Mikita was and will always be one of the players that influenced me into becoming a Blackhawks fan for life. I was six years old when he helped win the Stanley Cup in 1961. From then on I have followed the Blackhawks. There will always be a special place in my heart for Mr. Stan Mikita. It has been an honor and a privilege to have him playing for and representing the Chicago Blackhawks. He will never be forgotten. Thank you for the memories.

Posted by James Allen - Hammond, IN   August 08, 2018

I used to wait after games to get his autograph he was always nice and signed. Many years later we became friends and we worked with him on helping to promote his deaf hockey team, the Alumni team. Kemper lakes lots of fun times and being his guest walking into the United Center for a Hawks Game with Stan was as cool as it gets. Always made me feel so special even tho giving me a hard time as we went along. Always making me smile! Thank you Stan I missed ya these last years! Get some rest you deserve it!

Posted by John McCartney - Park Ridge, IL - friend   August 08, 2018

I watched Stan Mikita and the Blackhawks with my Dad since I was a young girl, still a big Fan now. Rest In Peace Stan Mikita. You are and will always live in Blackhawks' fans hearts. My condolences to his family at this sad time.

Posted by Lori Plese - CRYSTAL LAKE, IL   August 07, 2018

Dear Mikita family,
First and foremost I offer my condolences on such a loss. Your father, husband, uncle, .... was an inspiring man! What a treasure you have in memories and in each other.
You won't remember me. From 1966 to 1971 we were neighbors in the Park Manor area of Elmhurst Illinois. My parents, Robert and Leona Bushock lived on E Adams Street. I graduated YORK in 1968. The Ippolito family was next door to you and Meg, you spent a lot of time at the home of Bill and Emily Tvarusek, our next door neighbors. You were only about 3. I remember meeting Stan's sister who visited the US in 1968. During her stay, the Soviet tanks rolled into Prague. So shaken by it all, the family moved her up to Canada, I presume with the same aunt and uncle who cared for Stan. I heard she went to school there, later married, and the couple moved back to Czechoslovakia. I have often wondered what became of her.
I would love to speak with you, if you feel so inclined. My # is 815.735.2181. Contact me any time, Jill or Meg, whenever things settle down for you. But now is the time for family, privacy and sharing your grief together. May you be at peace always, and may Jesus Christ be very near to you. I too am praying for each of you through this time.
Love, Mrs. Carol (Bushock) Cooley

Posted by Carol Cooley - Joliet, IL   August 07, 2018

a kind. respectful. hard working humble human being who has made all of us who saw or knew him better thru his examples of humility,sportsmanship, family caring and love and competitive desire ! thank you for all you were and did for us.

Posted by william britton - tryon, NC - friend   August 07, 2018

Hockey icon, and simply one of the greatest to ever play the game. An amazing all-around athlete, he earned professional status in golf as well. I saw Stan interviewed several times, and he was always articulate and thoughtful.

Extending sympathies to Stan's family, friends, and fans.

Posted by - CA   August 07, 2018

Stan Mikita was one of the very best both on the ice and off. He was a role model to many of us, and I cherish getting to meet him even more than I cherish my signed 21 red Blackhawks Jersey. God bless the entire Mikita family at this sad time.

Posted by Jim Weppner - Elmhurst, IL - acquaintance   August 07, 2018


I have been an NHL fan since my teen years - used to read Hockey Digest all the time, including many articles about the amazing Stan Mikita - my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Posted by Ann McCarthy - Waterflow, NM   August 07, 2018

Deepest condolence goes to the Mikita family. Im very sorry for the loss of your loved one, Stan Mikita. May the God of all comfort give you peace and help you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   August 07, 2018

To Jill & Family:

My deepest condolences on the passing of a great man, great husband, great father and outstanding hockey player. Stan was the epitome of a "great guy". I had the pleasure of meeting Stan 10 times in the past 40 years and each and every time, it was a privilege and an honor. My mother suffers from the same illness as Stan and it's not easy to have a helpless feeling.

Stan will forever be remembered for his good qualities and caring and compassion for others, including establishing a hockey program for the hearing impaired.

Remember the many fond memories.

Posted by Dave Mann - Vernon Hills, IL - acquaintance   August 07, 2018

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Stan Mikita