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Mr. D. Stanton Korista
  • United Methodist Church
    339 W. Haven Ave
    New Lenox, IL 60451

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“Words cannot express the sadness Florence and I feel at the lost of a dear friend, colleague and wonderful man. The most enjoyment I had while at...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Alan Hinklin - Naples, FL

“Dear Joyce and family,We were so lucky to have lived next door to you and Stan for 11 years! Such wonderful neighbors you were! I always admired...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Sherry and Duncan Rarity - CO

“I loved Uncle Stan's quiet sense of humor. What a wonderful Uncle! My most heartfelt sympathy to my Aunt Joyce; my cousins Kirk, Amy and Kathy;...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Welch - Portland, OR

“We send our thought of deepest sympathy to the Korista Family.Richard and Maureen Lenke ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Richard E. Lenke - Park Ridge, IL

“We send our thought of deepest sympathy to the Korista Family.Richard and Maureen Lenke ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Richard E. Lenke - Park Ridge, IL

“We were very fortunate to have been neighbors and friends with Stan. He was a wonderful person and we shared many laughs together. He will be...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Barajas - Waxhaw, NC

“Very honored to have known Stan and his family. What a wonderful man. Many of the parents of my friends left a lasting mark on my life and Stan has...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Hedges - Mokena, IL

“Dear Joyce & Family,May the beautiful memories you hold in your heart give you peace, and may God's love and comfort give you strength. I am sorry...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: LORINE SAMUELS - New Lenox, IL

“Dear Joyce and All of your family,I give you my deepest sympathy at the passing of Stan. You and your family will be in my prayers through these...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Dallmeyer - Waukegan, IL

“we are deeply saddened to hear that our dear friend and associate,Stan KORISTA.passed away. Our sincere condolences to Joyce and their family. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Hal and Ruth Iyengar - Fort Myers, IL

“Joyce and family, I want to extend my condolences to you and your family. I pray that you know and feel God's Peace through this difficult time....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Michael Powers - Peoria, IL


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D.Stanton Korista (Stan) passed away peacefully in his New Lenox home with his family at his side on May 8th, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joyce Korista (nee Swedell), his children Kirk Thomas Korista (Angela), Amy Anne Korista Hammond (Eric), and Kathleen Gail Korista Goszkowicz (Richard), and grandchildren Suzanne Hammond Templin (Jon), Bryan Hammond, David Korista (Jessica), Phillip Korista, Mark Hammond, Krista Hammond, Grace Goszkowicz, Greta Goszkowicz, great granddaughter, Jaiden Korista, and sister, Karen Mayo (James). He was preceded in death by his parents, D.J. Korista (Kris) and Muriel B. Korista. Stan was born November 19, 1940, in Chicago, IL. He graduated from LincolnWay High School, New Lenox, IL, as part of the original graduating class of 1958. He then graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Civil Engineering. There he met his wife, Joyce Swedell of Peoria. He then worked in Structural Engineering Research at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign where he obtained his Masters of Science degree.
He began his 52 year career at the international architectural engineering firm, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in Chicago, IL, where he was structural engineer, partner and director. He was involved in over 300 building projects in 42 states and 27 foreign countries. Some of the projects he was most proud of were the Hancock Center in Chicago, IL (construction); the First Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI; the Rowes Wharf in Boston, MA; the Canary Wharf in London, England (infrastructure phase and initial buildings); and the Burj Dubai in Dubai, UAE (the tallest building in the world). Others included the expansion of the Hong Kong Trade Center, extending over Victoria Harbor where Great Britain turned over political/governmental control to China; the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, China, which opened the pathway of tall buildings in China; the Twin Towers of Kangnam Art Hall and the expansion of Korean World Trade Center in Seoul, Korea, which opened the way of Complex Building projects in Korea; and the Trump Tower in Chicago, IL. Stan recognized that all successful projects required close coordination between client, contractors, and the design team. Stan was involved with the United Methodist Church of New Lenox for over 60 years, which allowed him to be involved in developing the new church building in 1976 on the Old Church Campgrounds. Stan was also involved as a volunteer worker at Silver Cross Hospital for several years. Stan's wife, Joyce, and their family were of the utmost importance to him.
Memorials should be made to the United Methodist Church of New Lenox, IL.