Stanley Zlocki

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Stanley was a 1937 graduate of Kulpmont High School and immediately took off for New York City. There he trained as a middle-weight boxer at a time when the sport was booming. Stanley trained and fought in 18 fights with a 13-4-1 record. He did most of his work in the famous Gleason’s Gym in the lower Bronx, the same gym that champions such as Jake LaMotta, Mike Belloise and Phil Terranova blossomed. He worked his way through the ranks and in 1941, found himself in the finals of the prestigious Golden Gloves Championships at Madison Square Garden where he eventually lost to Charles Hayes from Detroit, MI. The Golden Gloves has been an avenue for amateur boxers since 1927. It was through the Golden Gloves that guys like Sugar Ray Robinson, Floyd Patterson, Jose Torres, Emile Griffith, and Riddick Bowe found their way to national prominence.

Stanley continued to box as a member of the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was stationed at Laughlin Air Base as a technical sergeant in the advanced test flight program. He was the middleweight boxing champ at both Laughlin Air Base and Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Following WW II, Stanley utilized the GI Bill to attend Alliance College in Cambridge Springs and eventually completed his Bachelor of Arts in political science at Penn State University in 1950.

He then matriculated to Catholic University Law School and graduated in 1953 after being selected to the university Law Review. Upon graduation, Stanley returned to Northumberland County and entered into the law practice of long-time attorney Carl Rice Sr. In 1955, Zlocki opened his own law practice focusing on estate planning and general law until retiring in 2003.

During his 50 year career, Stanley was influential in the civic development of his community. He served as the solicitor for the Mount Carmel Area School District and was instrumental in leading them through the process of building the current Junior-Senior High School in 1977.

He was also very active in Kulpmont as the attorney for St. Casimir’s Parish, the American Legion and the Kulpmont Knights of Columbus. He was married for 60 years to the former Norma Petrucelli at the time of his death in 2009. Stan is the father to three sons, Matthew, Michael, and Chris.

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