Stanley Stearman
accounting group executive

Stanley H. Stearman, who was the executive director from 1967 to 1995 of what is now the National Society of Accountants, died Feb. 27 at his home in Palm Harbor, Fla. He was 83.

The cause was congestive heart failure, said his daughter, Andrea Stearman.

Mr. Stearman was legal counsel to the National Society of Professional Engineers before joining what was the National Society of Public Accountants in 1961.

Stanley Harold Stearman, a native Washingtonian, was a 1947 graduate of Roosevelt High School, a 1952 graduate of the University of Maryland and a 1957 graduate of Georgetown University law school. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1952.

He moved to Florida from Washington in 2005.

His wife of 58 years, Marilyn Thayer Stearman, died in 2012. Survivors include two children, Marc Stearman of Corpus Christi, Tex., and Andrea Stearman of Palm Harbor; and two brothers, Larry Stearman of Silver Spring and Sydney Stearman of Gaithersburg, Md.

— Samantha Raphelson