Sadly, I learned of the passing yesterday of a wonderful man and friend. All of us who knew Stanley will miss him dearly and our condolences to his wife Betty and their extended family.
Cards and condolences can be sent to:
4439 Waldo Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471
Services will be on Tuesday, 1:15PM
Riverside Memorial Chapel,
Amsterdam Ave & 76th Street
Eugene Schwartz forwarded a bio Stanley wrote himself a number of years ago. Typical of Stanley he fails to note the Harvard Class of 1949 is widely believed to be the most successful class of MBA's ever produced. And 'with Distinction'.
Early years: Born March 5, 1925. Attended Abraham Lincoln HighSchool, Brooklyn, NY.
Education: B.A. Physics, Johns Hopkins University, 1947. M.B.A.with Distinction, Harvard University Business School, 1949.
Career: I spent much of my career with Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, a leading publisher of consumer special-interest magazines. When Bill Ziff took over the company in 1955, I was the first executive he hired. I served for many years as senior vice president. I left Ziff-Davis to found Nicholas Publishing Company. At Nicholas, I created, edited, and produced seven directories, including two American Library Association “Outstanding Reference Book of the Year” designees. The first of these, the National Directory of Addresses and Telephone Numbers (first edition, Bantam Books, 1975) was the first hard-copy national telephone directory. More than a million copies of its annual editions have been sold. Other reference works were produced in cooperation with the United Nations and the AFL-CIO.
During the period 1975-79, Nicholas Publishing Company was sole representative of the People’s Republic of China for the acquisition of all scientific and technical bibliographic materials from the United States, including serials, monographs, indexing and abstracting services, patents, U.S. government documents, juridical materials, and commercial databases. This function was performed with the concurrence of the Departments of State and Commerce during this period prior to the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
I also served as president and publisher of Playbill, the Broadway theater magazine, and was founding publisher of The Corporate Board, the Journal of Corporate Governance. In 1982, I inaugurated the first course in the New York City area on the Information Industry, at New York University.
Family: Betty F. Greenfield, my wife of forty-four years, was a delegate from Wellesley College to the NSA Annual Convention in 1948. She received an M.P.A. from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 1985. We live in the Riverdale section of New York City. We have three children and four grandchildren. All of us live within twenty minutes of each other, which we consider to be one of our greatest blessings in a society where almost everything except family turns out to be transitory.