Theodore W. Stebbins, 89, of Main Road, Sheridan and Largo, Florida, died Sunday, February 2nd, 2014, following a brief illness, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk. He was born in Silver Creek on April 21, 1924, the son of the late Charles T and Marie C. (Nordblum) Stebbins.
Mr. Stebbins was a graduate of Silver Creek High School, Class of 1942 and was a graduate of Bryant & Stratton in Buffalo with an AAS Degree in Accounting. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force with the 1080th as a Cpl in WW II and received the Distinguished Unit Badge, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal & Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Stebbins worked as an Accountant for Welch Foods, Westfield, for 28 years and was a member of Samuel Cimino VFW Post #6472, Silver Creek, the Disabled American Veterans, Charles Tinley Memorial Post #142, Dunkirk, American Legion Post #7 Turner Brandon, Clearwater, FL, Sheridan United Methodist Church and a member of the Sheridan Happy Seniors.
Survivors include his wife Ruth E. (Richter) Burmaster Stebbins, whom he married on June 11, 1977, in Sheridan, a son, Paul E. Stebbins, of New York City, a daughter, Julie A. Stebbins, of Mount Tremper, NY, two step daughters, Lucinda K. Coon, of Fredonia, Bonnie J. Burmaster, of Hamburg, a step son, Gary S. Burmaster, of Sheridan, two brothers, William C. Stebbins, of Plant City, FL and Richard L. Stebbins, of Trenton, NJ. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren Julie and Wesley Stebbins both of Arlington, Texas, 1 step granddaughter Bethany Margolis of Silver Creek, 1 step great grandson Isaac Evan Margolis and several nieces & nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his first wife S. Ruth (Trudnowski) Stebbins, by a brother Donald L. Stebbins and by a step granddaughter Amanda Burmaster.
There will be no visitation observed. Private Graveside Services will be at the convenience of family in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Sheridan Fire Dept., PO Box 122, Sheridan, NY 14135 or to Sheridan United Methodist Church, Main Road, Sheridan, NY 14135 or to the Charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.