Milton L. Stanton

Milton L. Stanton CobleskillMilton L. Stanton, 87, formerly of Barnerville, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at his residence with his loving family at his side. Born March 21, 1925 in Barnerville, he was the son of Frederick L. and Mabel (Kniskern) Stanton. Milton proudly served his country with the United States Navy Seabees from 1943 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. He received his high school diploma through Operation Recognition in 2001. He retired in 1985 from General Electric in Schenectady where he was a machinist. Milton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cobleskill where he was a former Sunday school Superintendent, trustee, and deacon. Active in his community in numerous ways, he was a former little league manager, Babe Ruth umpire,co-manager for girls' softball, director of Youth Temperance Council, served on the Boy Scout Committee of the Otschodela Council, helped form and operate the food pantry of the First Baptist church for many years, served as treasurer and secretary of the Bramanville-Prospect Cemetery Board for many years, one of the founding members of the Cobleskill Salvation Army Unit, one of the original member of the Cobleskill B.P.O.E. Lodge #2040 in Cobleskill, and was past president of the Mission Society of Asapalli Asam India. Milton was predeceased by five sisters and four brothers. Survivors include his wife, Marie (Spaulding) Stanton whom he married Jan. 5, 1947; four children, Lucinda (John) McClure of Cobleskill, Susan (Robert) Waggoner of St. Francis, MN, Ronald (Donna) Stanton of Jacksonville, FL, and Alan J. (Wendy) Stanton of Clarks Summit, PA; 10 grandchildren, Beth (Butch) Taylor, Amy (Donald) France, Jennifer McClure, Heather McClure, Jonathan (Juli) Burner, Jason Burner, Nathan Stanton, Sarah Stanton, Rachel Stanton, and Jack Stanton; four great-grandchildren, Aaron France, Megan Taylor, Logan Choate, and Colin Burner; three siblings, Huldah Needes of Boca Raton, FL, Virginia Fernandez of Howes Cave, and Carlton Stanton of Kenosha, WI; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, 492 West Main St., Cobleskill with Rev. C. Norman Moran officiating. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill. Burial will be with military honors at Bramanville-Prospect Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 604, Cobleskill, NY 12043, Salvation Army, care of Marie Loder, 608 Beards Hollow Rd, Richmondville, NY 12149, or Bramanville-Prospect Cemetery, care of David Smith, 280 North Grand St., Cobleskill, NY 12043. Further information and the provision for online condolences may be found by visiting

Published in The Daily Gazette on Nov. 8, 2012