Joined: 29 Aug 2006
Location: Olean, New York
|Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:38 am Post subject: Dolores D. Stayer (1931-2013)
Dolores D. Stayer
OLEAN - Dolores D. Stayer, 82, formerly of 520 School St., passed away Friday, (July 12, 2013) at The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Olean after a very courageous battle with cancer.
"Dee" as she was affectionately known, was born Jan 8, 1931, in Olean, the daughter of Willis N. and Gladys Bridgeman Bradley.
She was a 1947 graduate of the former Allegany Central School.
Over the years, Dee was employed at Work & Silvis Inc.,Archbishop Walsh High School, Ed Stayer & Sons Inc. and as a manager of the diamond and watch department at the former AM & A's. Dee also worked at Century Manor and was an inspector of elections for the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections. She eventually retired from Eckerd's Drug Store.
Dee was a member of St. Bonaventure Church and belonged to the Olean Library Book of the Month Club and the Olean Red Hottie Hatters. Along with being an avid reader, she loved to work in her flower garden. She looked forward to her lunches with "the girls" from AM & A's as well as seeing her former classmates at alumni reunions.
In the 1950s and 1960s, she was the scorekeeper at the Bradford Race Track, and when it was time for the "Powder Puff Derby," you would see her behind the wheel of a stock car. Dee also loved to draw. There were always sketches on every available piece of paper in her home. While a resident at The Pines, she enjoyed looking out the window, watching all the animals and birds in the yard.
She is survived by her two sons, William (Marcia) Stayer of Allegany and Stephen (Janice) Stayer of Waddello, Ariz; her daughter Rebecca (Dennis) Amore of Friendship; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews and very dear friends.
She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Willis Bradley and William Potter; and her infant daughter Lucinda and former husband Louis J. Woodgie
Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home at 3128 W. State Road, Olean. Funeral services will be held Wednesday (July 17, 2013) beginning with a prayer service at 9 am in the funeral home and followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Bonaventure Church. The Rev James Vacco,OFM, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society; to Friends of The Pines, 2245 W. State St. Olean, NY 14760; or to the Olean Public Library. Online condolences may be expressed at www.oleanfuneralhome.com