Stan Cadwallader is an American firefighter who came into stardom for his relationship with the late comedian Jim Nabors. The two wonderful pair were together for over 38 years but were sadly separated by the death of Nabors in 2017. Jim is a notable name in American comedy history. Despite his death, he is sure to be remembered for a long time thanks to his work on The Andy Griffith Show.
Whilst Stan only came into attention for his relationship with Jim Nabors, he too has played a vital role as a firefighter. He might be retired now, but Cadwallader did save a lot of lives during his career. Let us now get to know a bit more about him, shall we?
Caption: Jim and Stan on a CBS event.
Stan Cadwallader: Early Life and Education, and Career
Stan Cadwallader was born in the year 1948, in Honolulu, USA. He was born to parents with white ethnic backgrounds and is of American nationality. Whilst there is very little we have to share regarding the early years of Cadwallader, we do know that from a very young age he was committed to helping people.
With a helping spirit in his heart, Stan then started working as a firefighter in his hometown. Throughout the years, he has gone on to save several lives whilst risking his. Stan spent several decades working as a firefighter in the Fire Department of Honolulu before finally retiring. Stan’s work deserves a lot of recognition but he is not a man seeking for attention. His only true commitment was in helping people to the best of his ability.
Stan Cadwallader: Personal Life
Now looking at the personal aspects of Cadwallader’s life, he first met Nabors in 1975 when he was working at Honolulu. The two soon became close friends and began dating one another. Reports suggest that Stan and Jim took things slow but this steady relationship went on for 38 more years.
Despite having been together for a number of years, Stan and Jim could not get married as gay marriage was illegal in those days. However, in 2012, things took a turn for the better. Same-sex marriage was legalized in Washington and they were allowed to get married. The two said their vows on the 13th of January, 2013. Stan was 64 whilst his partner Nabors was 84 years old. We have come to know that it was a private ceremony in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in the presence of a few close friends and family. Sadly, on the 30th of November, 2017, Jim passed away in their house in Hawaii due to his age.
Stan Cadwallader: Net Worth
Caption: Jim and Stan at their wedding.
Stan did make a significant sum of money from his career as a firefighter. However, he does not like to share this aspect of his life to the media. His late partner, Jim, on the other hand, had a net worth of $15 million. Evidently, Stan now owns a large part of Jim’s fortune and is now living a life full of luxury. As of 2019, Cadwallader is residing in Honolulu, Hawaii and we wish him all the luck for his future.