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February 19, 2013

Richard E. Stilson

The Daily Star

---- — Richard E. Stilson

SIDNEY — Richard E. Stilson, 93, of Sidney, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at home, with his loved ones.

He was born Dec. 28, 1919, in North Sanford (at the Stilson family farm where Baxter Tree Farm is now) to the late Clifford and Hazel Stilson.

He married Peggy (Burlison) Hansen on June 11, 1992, in Guilford.

Richard served his country in the Air Force from 1941 to 1945. He drove tractor-trailer for Carleton G. Whitaker of Deposit for 33 years. He was an avid hunter/fisherman. He was actively involved with the Black Feather Bowmen, having taught many youth of the area the art of hunting with a bow and arrow. He was also a bowler for many years, bowling in three area establishments and was secretary of the Retirees and Factory leagues before turning those duties to his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy of Sidney; his daughter, Barbara Osborne and Dave Miller of West Exeter; son, Christopher Stilson, Albany; daughter, Nan Canady of Sidney; grandchildren, Joel Osborne and Tammy Swift, Endicott, Dauna Osborne, Garrettsville, Josh Stilson, Oneonta; stepchildren, Nicholas Hansen, Alabama., Emil Hansen and Jeanne Merkel, Oneonta, Carolyn Hansen, Oneonta, Theo Hansen, Portlandville, Carsten Hansen, Davenport, Kristine Hansen and Frank Fawcett, Sidney; step-grandchildren, Michelle Hansen, Rhode Island., Brandon Hansen, Oklahoma, Matt Hansen, Worcester, Kaitlin Hansen, East Worcester, Jessica Hansen, South Carolina, Carly Hansen, South Carolina, Kristine Hansen, Sidney; special Stilson nieces and nephews, Randy and Diann Stilson, Chemung, Jessica Stilson, John and Tami Stilson and family, Carletta and Brad Larsen and family, Rocky Stilson, Bainbridge, Rockie and Ron Rotach and family, Karen and Steve Frayer and family, Patrick and Sheri Stilson, Gary Stilson, Afton, Lance Stilson and family, Stephanie and Rob Hinman and family, Paige and Joe Plank, Marilyn and Bill Shields, Jennifer and Dennis Barse and family, Chad Shields, Beverly and Dan Meyer, Plymouth; sisters-in-law, Jeanne King and family, Texas, Michelle and Darryl Kahl and family, Colorado; and many special friends made over the years in the Tri-town area, especially Mike and Nancy Agostini, Guilford and Brooklyn and Curtis and Carla Rolfe, Bainbridge.

He is predeceased by his parents, grandparents, various members of the Soden and Meek families, Aunt Marian and Jim Skelly, sisters, Louise Mabry and Jean Delmarter and brother, Howard and Darleen Stilson.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Services will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Randy Stilson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s name to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820, or the Sidney United Methodist Church, 12 Liberty St., Sidney.

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Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel Sidney.