Name: Stan Suhaka 

Place of Birth: Middlesex, NJ

Personal History: Stan grew up in Manville, NJ, attended Catholic school for 8 years, graduated from Manville High School in 1966. He attended Rutgers Univ. where he met his future wife, Andrea Paterson. He graduated from Rutgers with a chemical engineering degree and, from ROTC, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Infantry. He did Basic Training and Officers' Training in 1970 and began his service in Ft. Jackson, Columbia, SC. Three months later, he got his orders for Vietnam. He moved his wife and young daughter back to NJ and left for Vietnam in Feb. 1971. He served nine months in Vietnam and began working for Johns-Manville who eventually transferred him to their new offices in Denver, CO. From his contact with Agent Orange in Vietnam, he eventually developed cancer (verified by the VA hospital), and died at age 51 in July 2000, on the eve of the formation of Centennial.

Place of Recruitment: Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Class: 2nd Lieutenant

Service History: See above

Present Location: Deceased

What’s Your Centennial Connection? Worked on the Centennial incorporation until he became too ill. Husband to Andrea Suhaka who was on the founding City Council.

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Centennial, CO  80112

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