Stanley John Sufnarski, 82


Stanley John Sufnarski passed away on Oct. 19, 2009, at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn in Albany.



Stan was born on Feb. 19, 1927, in Amsterdam, the son of the late Stanley and Mary (Staszewski) Sufnarski.


Stan was a graduate of Hartwick College with a bachelor of science degree in education. He also played football at Harwick. He obtained his master’s degree from Sienna College.


Stanley taught high school biology for the Granville Central School System from 1953 until his retirement in 1986. He was  a veteran of the U.S. Navy.


Stanley enjoyed gardening and reading. He was an avid sports fan.


Survivors are his wife, Frances (Raila) Sufnarski; a son, Michael Sufnarski and his wife, Tonya, and grandchildren Morgan and Mason all of Waxhaw, N.C.; a daughter, Susan Billow and her husband, Stephan, of East Poultney, Vt., and grandchild Cheryl-Lyn Cross and her husband, Richard,  and great-granchildren Sean and Daniel, all of New York City. He is also survived by a sister, Patricia Degutis of Amsterdam, in addition to several nieces and nephews.


A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 23 Bulkley Ave., Granville, on Friday, Oct. 23, with the Rev. Thomas Zelker presiding. Calling hours were held Thursday at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville. Burial was on Monday at the G.H.B. Solomon National Cemetery in Schuylerville.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Wells Village Library, St. Mary’s Church or St. Francis Cabrini in West Pawlet, Vt.






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