Photo by Mason Callejas

Maricopa Ace Hardware recently honored the late Joe Stanton, a long-time employee who passed away April 15.

During May, the store used its Round Up campaign in Stanton’s name, donating extra coinage rounded up from receipts. Stanton’s wife Anna Jo and family presented the resulting $4,700 to Maricopa Fire/Medical Department, which had responded to Stanton’s health emergency.

A New York native and Navy veteran, Joe Stanton was 58 years old.

From left to right; (back row) Jaime Westmiller (son-in-law), Jessica Westmiller (daughter), Capt. Red Rogers (MFMD), Justin Hensel (MFMD), Anna Jo Paolangeli-Stanton (wife), Osheah Davis (president IFFA Local), Mike Richey (Maricopa Ace Hardware owner),  Michael Perkins (MFMD),  Kenny Buchanan (MFMD); (front row, grandchildren) Dante, Rowen, Chloe and Brynn Westmiller.