Stanley Sunderland, age 86, died on November 16 at his home in Stanton. As a member of the Project and Relief custodial crew, Stan could make the rare claim to have worked in every building on Carleton’s campus. He was hired in December 1975 and worked first as the custodian in the Music and Drama Center and later in Leighton and Laird. He retired in 1998 after a second assignment with the Project and Relief crew. Stan is remembered for his sense of humor and deep dedication to his family.
Along with many at the time, Stan was involved in the 6 ½ week-long union employee strike in the fall of 1980. He is quoted saying, “I really felt good when I came back and people told us they can’t do it without us.” (Carletonian, 11/7/1980). Indeed, Stan’s 23 years of hard work at Carleton was greatly appreciated by students, faculty, and staff.
The family’s more complete obituary is on the Bierman Funeral Home website. A service was held at Bierman Funeral home on November 26.