Friday, January 11, 2013

Stafford, Ralph S. 1917-1961 New Lisbon Obituary

Stafford, Ralph S. 1917-1961 New Lisbon Obituary

Ralph S. Stafford

NEW LISBON---Ralph S. Stafford, 44, died September 20 (1961) , at Fox Hospital after a 28 month illness.
Funeral services will be 10 a. m. Saturday at the Houk-Johnston Funeral Home, Edmeston.
The Rev. Wilfred Lyon, pastor of the Garrattsville Methodist church, will officiate.
Burial will be in Hillington cemetery, Morris.
He was born July 15, 1917, in Pittsfield, the son of Frank and Elsie (Stanhouse) Stafford.
He married Lois Ward, in Garrattsville, June 12, 1949.
He is a graduate of Morris Central School; he was a member of Local 1656 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America; a member of the Tienuderrah Lodge, F&AM, of Morris; Hillington Chapter RAM; and the Garrattsville Methodist Church.
He was a veteran of World War Two, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
He is survived by his wife; his mother; two brothers, Clarence, Ticonderoga; James, Norwich; one sister, Mrs. Clarence Belcher, Winter Park, Fla.; four uncles and two nieces.
Friends may call at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 Friday.
The Tienderrah Lodge will hold a service at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Wedding of Ralph and Lois (Ward) Stafford, June 1949 

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