Timothy Scott Stanton

Timothy Scott Stanton, a Manhattan native and former advertising director for World-Wide Holdings Corporation, a family-run business started by his father and uncle, died in Chicago last Thursday following what his family said was a long-term illness. He was 56.

Mr. Stanton spent summers with his family on Hither Lane in East Hampton.

A friend of Mick Jagger’s, Mr. Stanton was a longtime fan of the Rolling Stones. He also enjoyed gardening, and a previous residence on Acorn Place in Amagansett was featured in a landscaping book published by Whitmores. He sold the property in 2009.

 Mr. Stanton’s wife, Agnes Stanton, whom he married on Oct. 21, 2008, in Manhattan, survives him. In recent years, Mr. Stanton had become a hands-on dad, looking after his youngest son, Conrad, who is 3.

He was previously married to Laura Stanton.

Mr. Stanton was born on March 5, 1958, to Arthur and Joan Stanton. His mother, born Louise Abrass, went by the stage name Joan Alexander. She was the voice of Lois Lane on the radio show “The Adventures of Superman” in the 1940s, and also performed the voice of the secretary Della Street on “Perry Mason.”

Mr. Stanton attended St. Bernard’s School and the Dwight School, both in Manhattan. In 1981 he graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature.

In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Stanton is survived by another son, Liam Stanton of Santa Barbara, Calif.

His ashes will be buried at the Stanton family’s plot at Southampton Cemetery in a private ceremony over the weekend. Friends will plan a memorial service at a later date.