A memorial service for Kenneth C. Stahl, DO, and his wife, Carolyn Oppy-
Stahl, OD, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 4, at Saint Andrews
Presbyterian Church, 600 Saint Andrews Road, Newport Beach. The Huntington
Beach couple passed away November 20.
Dr. Stahl, 57, was an anesthesiologist who grew up in Pomona. He attended
Ganesha High School, the University of La Verne and University of Health
Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City. He served for
seven years in the Air National Guard and opened a successful pain clinic
practice in Huntington Beach. Dr. Stahl was appointed to the State Board
of Anesthesiology by then-Governor George Deukmejian. His son, Kent, lives
Dr. Oppy-Stahl, 44, was an optometrist originally from Michigan. She
earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and attended
the Southern College of Optometry in Tennessee. She most recently worked
at Lakewood Eye Physicians and Surgeons in Lakewood.
The couple were both members of the Founders Committee at Western
University of Health Sciences (WesternU), a support group that endorses
the mission of the University and assists with fund-raising for student
scholarships and programs. Dr. Stahl was the son of Bobbie Stahl-Polley, a
long-time supporter of WesternU who was honored in 1995 as the
University’s Humanitarian of the Year, and the late William Stahl, DO, a
former osteopathic surgeon in Pomona.
Mrs. Stahl-Polley has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made
to the memorial scholarship fund WesternU has created in the doctors’
names. WesternU is at 309 E. Second St., Pomona, Calif., 91766.
For directions to Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, call (949) 631-2880.