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CORYVILLE - Roger D. Stolt Sr., 68, of East Valley Road, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday (Oct. 31, 2012) at his residence following an apparent heart attack.
Born July 17, 1944, in Bradford, he was a son of Theron and Kathryn Hoadle Stolt. On Feb. 23, 1979, in Bradford, he married Nancy VanCamp, who survives.
Roger attended Smethport High School and later received his GED in the army. He was a lifelong resident of his family homestead in Coryville.
Mr. Stolt was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After his time in the military he worked for the Kinley Oil Co. of Knapp Creek, N.Y., as a heavy equipment operator. He was then employed by W. R. Case and Sons Cutlery in Bradford for 27 years as a foreman. He later worked for the Smethport Borough for 12 years as an equipment operator and also in the water department, before retiring in 2002. After his retirement he was employed by NAPA auto parts in Smethport and by Brian Gustafson. He also drove ambulance in Smethport for many years.
Roger was a member of the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church, and a member and organizer of the Tuesday Night Cruisers motorcycle club. He loved hunting, working with wood, fishing with his son and motorcycle riding with his wife. He called bingo at Sena-Kean Manor and enjoyed spending time with senior citizens. He also enjoyed camping and traveling to visit his children and grandchildren, he loved his two dogs, Noah and Brita.
Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Roger (Bobbie) Stolt Jr. of Gillette, Wyo.; two daughters, Lori (Ken) Powers and Terri (Dennis) Shugars, both of Gillette; four grandchildren, Amber Stolt, Dianna Stolt, Jeffery Butterball and Cody Shugars; a stepdaughter, Michelle (Tre Mack) Houghtaling of Kissimmee, Fla.; a brother, Richard Stolt of Jamestown, N.Y.; and one sister, Sue Ormsby of Jamestown.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Stolt and Sharon Paris.
Friends may call Sunday at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Church of God in Eldred with the Rev. Anthony Edgell, the Rev. Wally Mapes and the Rev. William Lowery co-officiating.
Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church or the Bradford SPCA.
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com
Frame Funeral Home
230 Main Street
Eldred, PA 16731
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 2 to Nov. 9, 2012