Stanley I. Chapman
Age 71, of Alpine, NY, passed away on September 13, 2014 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
The family will receive visitors at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Thursday, Sept. 18th, from 11:00am-1:00pm; followed by a memorial service at 1:00pm at the funeral home; Rev. Jeanne Bleiler will officiate. A committal service and burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery; followed by a reception at the Mechanics Club in Montour Falls.
He was predeceased by his parents, A. Nye and Mildred (Simpson) Chapman, his parents-in-law, David and Harriette Gunning; and in-laws, Donald and Linda Gunning.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Jeanne Chapman; children; Kimberly (Charles) Smith of Alpine, Kelly (Mark) Hasselwander of Queensbury, and Douglas Chapman (Tracy Holdridge) of Alpine; brother, Roger Chapman of Alpine; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James (Martha) Gunning; Douglas (Debbie) Gunning, Kate (Art) Stilwell, and Mary (Don) Crippen; and nine grandchildren, Justin (Beth), Nicholas (Casie), Lucas, Emily, Mary-Kate, Ashley, Benjamin, Hannah, Colten; six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Stan was a graduate of Odessa-Montour Class of 1961. He then graduated from the NYS Barbering School, and worked as a barber in Odessa and Watkins Glen. He later completed his apprenticeship to become a Master Journeyman Tool and Die Maker at Morse-Chain (Emerson Power Transmission) in Ithaca, retiring after 42 years in 2006. Stan served as past president of former Local #520 (Local #1607).
Stan was a fun-loving prankster adored by many. As a devoted family man, he was always quick with a helping hand. He was a member of the Mechanics Club and an avid bowler. Stan was a gentleman farmer, with a passion for the outdoors including fishing, hunting, and being with his beloved dogs. His greatest joy was escaping to the North Carolina beaches.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to CareFirst, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 (CareFirstNY.org)
You may view his memorial or sign a guestbook online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.