Richard R. Stalker

By Orleans Hub Posted 6 January 2022 at 9:19 am

American flagRichard R. Stalker, 86, of Medina, NY, entered into rest on Jan. 5, 2022 at the Medina Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Born on Oct. 9, 1935 in Medina, NY, he was the son of the late George and Carrie (Santimaw) Stalker.

Richard graduated from Lyndonville High School in 1953 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. On returning home, he was employed by NY Telephone and retired after 39 years of service. He married the former Linda Hass and together they raised 3 children in Lyndonville, NY.  Richard was a life-long member of the Lyndonville United Methodist Church and a member of the American Legion Butts-Clark Post #204. In his spare time he enjoyed playing euchre and making jigsaw puzzles and was a diehard New York Yankees and avid Buffalo Bills fan. Mostly Richard enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Richard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Linda Stalker; daughter, Julie (Michael) Paul of Medina; grandchildren: Jennifer and Jason Stalker and Aidan and Addison Paul; sister-in-law: Patricia (Kent) Johnson of Canandaigua and Marti-Jean (Thomas) Reed of Victor; many nieces and nephews.

Richard was the last remaining sibling of the Stalker family. He is predeceased by his siblings: Mildred Bane, George, Wayne, Alan, Glenn and Don; and his sons: Jeffrey and James.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Lyndonville United Methodist Church at a later time in the spring. Burial will be in the Lynhaven Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Richard’s name to: Lyndonville United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098.

Arrangements were made through the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103.

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