Harold Stahlman, 81, of 27 Redwood Dr., Brocton, New York, passed away Sunday January 5, 2014 at Westfield Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 22, 1932 in Clymer, New York, the son of the late Meade and Ruth Thompson Stahlman.
He was a veteran of the US Navy, having served in the Korean War/Conflict. He belonged to the USS Leyte CV 32 Association and the USS Kula Gulf Association CVE 108, and the American Legion Post 0351 Ripley, N.Y., and the Brocton Post 0434. Harold worked at Welch's Foods in North East, Pa. for 22 years, having retired in 1989. He was also a member of the Teamsters #397, in Erie, Pa. His passion was automobiles, and he enjoyed anything mechanical and had his own auto body repair shop in Ripley.
Harold's special love was his family.
Harold is survived, by his wife, Elizabeth "Liz" Stahlman, of Brocton, N.Y., whom he married August 24, 1952 in Clymer, N.Y., three daughters, Christine (Dana) Lindberg, of Jamestown, N.Y., Joleen (Bob) Tabolt, of Longmont, Colo., Kathlleen (George) Mozeika, of Ault, Colo.; three sons, Jeffrey (Cheryl) Stahlman, Ripley, N.Y., Ricky (Michelle) Stahlman, Pennsville, N.J., and Donald (Jackie) Stahlman, Portland, N. Y.; 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.; one sister, Betty Adams, of Taylorsville, Utah.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Russell, Raymond, and Donald Stahlman, and one sister, Bessie Lawrence.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the Spitzer Funeral Home, Clymer, New York, with Pastor Kevin Connolly, of the Tri-Church Parish, in Brocton, N.Y. Burial will be in Mina Cemetery.
Friends will be received for 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home in Clymer, NY.
Memorials may be made to the Brocton Fire Department, Brocton, New York.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 7, 2014