Theodore W. Stebbins

SHERIDAN – Theodore W. Stebbins, 89, of Main Road, Sheridan, and Largo, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, following a brief illness at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk. 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 a graduate of Bryant & Stratton in Buffalo with an associate of applied science degree in accounting. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force with the 1080th as a Corporal in World War II and received the Distinguished Unit Badge, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Mr. Stebbins worked as an accountant for Welch Foods, Westfield, for 28 years and was a member of Samuel Cimino Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6472, Silver Creek, the Disabled American Veterans, Charles Tinley Memorial Post 142, Dunkirk, American Legion Post 7 Turner Brandon, Clearwater, Fla., Sheridan United Methodist Church and a member of the Sheridan Happy Seniors.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. (Richter) Burmaster Stebbins, whom he married June 11, 1977, in Sheridan; a son, Paul E. Stebbins of New York City; a daughter, Julie A. Stebbins of Mount Tremper, N.Y.; two stepdaughters: Lucinda K. Coon of Fredonia, and Bonnie J. Burmaster of Hamburg; a stepson, Gary S. Burmaster, of Sheridan; two brothers: William C. Stebbins of Plant City, Fla., and Richard L. Stebbins of Trenton, N.J. Also surviving are two grandchildren: Julie and Wesley Stebbins, both of Arlington, Texas; one stepgranddaughter, Bethany Margolis of Silver Creek; one step-great- grandson, Isaac Evan Margolis; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, S. Ruth (Trudnowski) Stebbins; a brother, Donald L. Stebbins; and by a step granddaughter, Amanda Burmaster.

There will be no visitation observed. A private graveside services will be held at the convenience of family in Glenwood Cemetery, Silver Creek.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Sheridan Fire Department, 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