Stanley (Archie) Rhodes North Port, FL - Stanley (Archie) Rhodes, 80, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on May 4, 2013 surrounded by his wife, daughter and friends, while under the care of TideWell Hospice in North Port, Florida. He was born March 28, 1933 in Ballston Spa, NY to the late Clyde (Dusty) and Alice Rhodes. “Archie” served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the carrier, USS Hornet. He was a part-time Police Officer in Saratoga Springs, and in the 70's owned Archie's Place a well known tavern in Ballston Spa, NY. He retired from Espy Mfg. and Electronics Corp. in Saratoga Springs, NY as well as from the U.S. Naval Reserve with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was lifetime member of the American Legion and the VFW; he enjoyed pool, darts, horseshoes, bowling and playing cards with family and friends. He is survived by his wife Rae Rhodes, sons, Steven Rhodes and Scott Robson of Ballston Spa; daughter Misty (Tony) Straus of Saratoga Springs; brothers, Gary, Dennis (Donna), Terrance; Karen Rhodes the mother of Steven Rhodes, and seven grandchildren; Kasey, Kally, Shea, Jade, Nick, Jeremy and Zachary. He was preceded in death by his sister Lillian, and brother Clyde (Corky), Robert and Ronald Rhodes. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Church in Ballston Spa, NY on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Military Services will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, Sarasota Springs, NY. Arrangements by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte
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Published in The Saratogian on May 8, 2013