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Frederick "Squeeky" Stay passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at The Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany after a brief and intense battle with Burkitt's Lymphoma. Squeek was 60 years old. Squeek was a graduate of Hoosick Valley School and Hudson Valley Community College. Friends and family know of his success as a musician in the band, Jasper, a drum line teacher with The Mavericks and Green Island Drum Corps. He was currently the owner and proprietor of Fred Stay Contracting, specializing in customized remodeling. Squeek was an avid hunter who always bagged the biggest trophies! He is survived by his three sons, Toby and his wife, Joanna of Timewell, Illinois, Taylor and his wife, Bev of Mt. Sterling, Illinois, Trevor of Ballston Spa; three grandsons, Jesse, Tanner and Easton Stay; his ex-wife, Patricia Schell Stay of Ballston Spa. Squeek is a son of Frederick R. and Joy Beecroft Stay of Schaghticoke, NY; brother to John Stay of Oaklyn, NJ and Jeff Stay and his wife, Liz of Suwanne, GA; son-in-law to Warren and Mildred DeCelle Schell of Stillwater; uncle to seven nephews and two nieces; and longtime friend, Beth Nolland of Plattsburg. Squeek always "marched to a different drummer" and in keeping with his wishes, the family will forgo the usual traditions of viewing and burial. He will be cremated and his ashes spread under his favorite tree stand in Illinois. Plans for a party celebrating his life are in progress. Notification will be forwarded through family members. Bring your lawn chair and a story to share. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent in his name to The Hospice Inn of Albany County, 315 South Manning Boulevard, Albany, NY 12208. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes (584-5373) of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Online remembrances may be made at

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on May 7, 2011