WESTFIELD - Donald R. "Stumpy" Stumpf, age 77, of Westfield died peacefully Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Brooks Memorial Hospital of Dunkirk, N.Y., with his family by his side due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease.
Don was born on Feb. 23, 1936, in Hackensack, N.J. He is the son of the late Herman and Hilda Stumpf.
Don had been the owner of the former Dicar Pools, a well-known swimming pool sales and installation company in Westfield, for many years until his retirement several years ago. He had been in partnership with his brother-in-law, Donald Kurek, at the former Esso Gas Station at the corner of North Portage and Hawley Streets from 1959 until he went to work for Ajax Corp in the 1970's.
Donald R. Stumpf
Don loved the outdoors and all animals, especially horses. He was an accomplished ferrier, or horse shoer, and enjoyed riding and caring for the horses. He was a member of the Portage Trail Riders Club. He enjoyed music and was a huge fan of Pink Floyd.
Stumpy enjoyed being active and could be seen enjoying his walks around Westfield. However, most of all, Stumpy enjoyed spending time with friends and family and cherished every moment he could spend with his grandchildren, Michael and Steven.
He is survived by his two daughters, Heidi (Jody) Trippy of Westfield, N.Y., and Johanna (Joseph) McQuiggan of Bear Lake, N.Y.; his four grandchildren, Michael and Steven Trippy of Westfield, Lindsay McQuiggan of Blasdell, N.Y., and Karly McQuiggan of Bear Lake, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren; his brother, Robert (Arlene) Stumpf of Milford, N.J.; his sister-in-law, Naomi Kurek of Bemus Point, N.Y.; and his brother-in-law, Martin Wilbur of Malmo, Sweden.
He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara J. (Wilbur) Stumpf, whom he married on June 28, 1958 and who died on December 13,1994.
Friends called at the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y., on Monday, June 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Dr., Suite 6, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221
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