OLEAN - Laurence C. Stady Sr. of 2262 Valley View Drive passed away Thursday (Feb. 13, 2014) at his residence with his loving family by his side.
Born June 14, 1936, in Olean, he was a son of Carl and Laura Lang Stady. On Sept. 22, 1956, in Allegany, he married Margaret Moore, who survives.
Mr. Stady was a 1953 graduate of Allegany Central School and later graduated from Alfred State College of Technology in 1956 with a degree in agricultural business.
He worked for 44 years at Clark Bros. Co., later Dresser Rand in Olean, first as a machinist, where he retired as a second shift supervisor in 2000. He had been a self employed farmer his whole life, first with his father from whom he purchased the farm in 1957. He continued to operate it to the present day under the name C.F. and L.C. Stady Farms in Allegany.
He enjoyed attending auctions and served as a delegate for the Eastern Milk Producers Association and also for Agway Inc.
Surviving besides his wife are five children, Laurence "Rick" (Mary) Stady Jr. of Allegany, Lori (Gary) Wood of Hinsdale, Leisa (Joseph) O'Brion of Weare, N.H., and Lanie (Cheri) Stady and Ladd (Donna) Stady, both of Allegany; nine grandchildren, Richard Stady, James Stady, Christopher Wood, Eric Wood, Amber O'Brion, Samantha Stady, Andrew Stady, Amanda Stady, and Tyler Stady; a great-grandchild, Vida Stady; three sisters, Maggie Stady of Allegany, Patricia (Ted) Andrewjewski of Eastlake, Ohio, and Kathleen (Harold) Stewart of Geneseo; a brother, Thomas (Norma) Stady of El Paso, Texas; an aunt, Ruth Rich of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Laura Stady; a son, Terry Lee Stady, in 1960; a daughter, Lynn Elizabeth Stady, in 1988; and a sister, Karen Hudson.
Friends will be received at the Casey, Halwig and Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State St., Olean Sunday (Feb. 16, 2014) from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday (Feb. 17, 2014) at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Rev. John Woodring, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Allegany, will officiate. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Allegany Fire Department or to Homecare and Hospice, 1225 W. State St. Olean, NY 14760.