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Obituaries

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Gine McCarther of Arlington; three children, Danny McCarther of Pakistan, Helene Lowry of Baltimore and Johnny McCarther of Alexandria; and six grandchildren.

-- Patricia Sullivan

Stanley Chickering StantonAuto Salesman

Stanley Chickering "Chick" Stanton, 71, a former Porsche sports car salesman, died Dec. 7 at Hilltop House assisted living facility in Winchester, Va. He had Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and lived most recently in Purcellville.

Mr. Stanton was born in Washington, grew up in Arlington and graduated from Washington-Lee High School. He served in the Army in Germany from 1959 to 1962 and was a manager of finance companies in Silver Spring and Woodbridge early in his career.

Because of his lifelong interest in sports cars, Mr. Stanton became a Porsche salesman at Heishman Porsche Audi in Arlington in 1971. He retired in 2006.

Mr. Stanton had a competitive racing license from the Sports Car Club of America and twice participated in the Sea-to-Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, popularly known as the Cannonball Run. While practicing for the 1975 coast-to-coast race, he and a co-driver turned in their fastest time: 36 hours, 45 minutes.

Mr. Stanton also competed in the "One Lap of America" rally in the early 1980s, completing a 9,000-mile circuit around the perimeter of the continental United States in one week.

He was a member of the Potomac Founders' Region of the Porsche Club of America and helped start its driver education program. Among the several Porsches he owned, his favorite was a silver 1975 Carrera.

He lived in McLean until 2006, when he moved to Purcellville.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Katherine Stanton of Purcellville; two children, Matthew Stanton of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Kasey Hyman of Bluemont, Va.; a sister; and four grandchildren.


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