Dr. Peter J. Stanlis services announced
Dr. Peter John Stanlis, 91, distinguished professor of humanities emeritus of Rockford College, died peacefully in his sleep in his Rockford home July 18.
He was a faculty member at Rockford College for more than 20 years, including a term as chairman of the English Department. Rockford College awarded him an honorary Ph.D. in Humanities after his retirement.
Dr. Stanlis was the world’s authority on the British statesman Edmund Burke, having written more publications about Burke than anyone living or dead. In addition, he wrote several books and many articles about his friend and mentor, the poet Robert Frost.
Funeral mass will be at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1, at the Holy Family Catholic Church, 4401 Highcrest Road, with a memorial at the church following the service, featuring music by Music Academy of Rockford and by his stepdaughter, Margaret Batjer.
Funeral arrangements pending at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 1860 S. Mulford Road. Call (815) 226-2273 for further information.
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