It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing
of Congregation Beth Israel member

Stanford Hess

Stanford K. Hess, a life-long resident of Hammond and Munster, Indiana, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2022.  Stan was a 1954 graduate of Hammond High School and a 1958 graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate AdministrationFollowing his graduation from IU, Stan served in the United States Army as a captain and then embarked on a successful career as a real estate broker in Northwest Indiana, where he founded Stanford K. Hess Commercial Realtors & Appraisers, a business that he ran for more than 50 years.

During his longstanding career, Stan also had the honor of serving on the board of directors of a reputable regional bank. Stan was the beloved son of Arthur and Gertrude Hess and brother of Robert Hess (Linda) and June Hess Handler (Jerry).  

He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Susan Hess, Stephen Hess (Martha Carro Fernandez), Robert Handler (Linda), Susan Nissen (Wes), Lisa Handler Ackerman (Brian), and Howard Handler (Deborah), and many great nieces and nephews.  

Donations in Stan’s memory may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, 535 Progress Avenue, Munster, Indiana 46321 https://cbi-nwi.org/about/cbi-funds


Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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