COEYMANS HOLLOW – Royal
Stanton, 81, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2009. Royal was
born in Albany and was a life long resident of Coeymans Hollow where
he owned and operated Stanton Dairy Farm. He was the son of the
late Edward and Jessie Stanton.
Royal was a 1946
graduate of Ravena High School and class president. He was a
notable basketball and baseball player and received an athletic
scholarship to Siena College. He also was asked to try out for the
Royal was a Charter
Member of the Coeymans Hollow Fire Co., member of the Trinity United
Methodist Church, Coeymans Hollow Cemetery Association. He was also
a member of Albany County Farm Bureau, Cooperative Extension,
Committeeman and Chairman of Albany County USDA Farm Service.
Recognized in 1991 for the “Century Farm Award” and many other
notable agricultural awards.
Loving husband and
father who taught his children to do an honest days work with
integrity. Survivors include his loving wife Hildur Scheel
Stanton; children, Linda (Tim) Keir, Frank (Marline) Stanton, Neil
Stanton, James (Gloria) Stanton and Mark (Kathleen) Stanton;
grandchildren, Royal, Michael, Tracy, James, Emily, Mathew Stanton
and Amy Peasley, Samuel Keir, Jessica, Travis and Justin Swenson; 6
great-grandchildren; sister Doris (Louis) Irving; and several
nieces, nephews and friends.
will be held 10 AM Wednesday, November 18th at the Coeymans Hollow
Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Coeymans
Hollow Cemetery. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home,
Ravena on Tuesday from 3 to 7 PM. In lieu of Flowers contributions
to the Trinity Untied Methodist Church, 1311 Rte. 143, Coeymans
Hollow, NY 12046 would be appreciated.