Monday, May 7, 2012

Stafford, Richard 1908-1975 Morris, NY Obituary

Stafford, Richard 1908-1975 Morris, NY


Richard Bradt Stafford, 66, of 5 South Broad Street, Morris, a retired employee of the Electrical Components Division of the Bendix Corporation, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 31, at Fox Hospital.
He was born July 21, 1908 in Earlville, a son of Walter and Alice (Matteson) Stafford. He married Margaret Austin on June 22, 1935 in Arlington, N. J.
Mr. Stafford had been employed by the Bendix Corporation at Sidney, working for some time in the experimental division, retiring several years ago.
He was one of the oldest active members of the Morris Fire Department; an active member of the Butternut Valley Rod and Gun Club; a member of the Otsego County Peace Officers Association which he had served as president, secretary and treasurer.
Mr. Stafford was currently serving as Clerk of the Village of Morris. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Morris.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Richard B. Stafford, Baldwinsville, and Peter A. Stafford, Morris; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Page, Dallas, Texas; a brother, Robert Stafford, Morris; six grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services was held Tuesday, June 3 from the First Baptist Church, Morris with Rev. Winston B. Maricle, pastor, officiating.
Burial was made in Hillington Cemetery, Morris.

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