Theodore W. Stebbins

SHERIDAN – Theodore W. Stebbins, 89, of Main Road, Sheridan and Largo, Florida, died Sunday, February 2, 2014, following a brief illness, at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dun-kirk.

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 an alumnus 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, Dun-kirk, American Legion Post #7 Turner Brandon, Clearwater, FL, Sheridan United Methodist Church and the Sheridan Happy Seniors.

Survivors include his wife Ruth E. (Richter) Bur-master 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 stepdaughters, Lucinda K. Coon, of Fredonia, Bonnie J. Burmaster, of Hamburg; a stepson, 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 fami-ly in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Sheridan Fire Dept., P.O. 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