Stanley F. "Bud" Penc
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Mr. Stanley F. "Bud" Penc, age 69, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at his camp in Sylvan Beach.
Born in Utica on August 31, 1943, Stanley was the son of the late Stanley and Gladys (Gokey) Penc. Raised and educated locally, he was a graduate of Utica Free Academy. On May 14, 1966, in St. Mary's Church on South Street, he married the former Adeline Schafer with whom he shared 47 years in a union of friendship and love, completed by their common commitment of family.
For a number of years, Bud worked as a driver for the ARC Oneida-Lewis Chapter helping to enable persons with disabilities to achieve their potential. A quiet and reserved man, Bud's family was his life. He truly enjoyed the time he spent with each of his loved ones, and he was especially proud of being a grandfather.
Bud embraced the briskness of the cold winter months here at home, just as he found peace and tranquility at his summer camp at Sylvan Beach. As a sports enthusiast, his interests included playing in a fantasy baseball league. In the outdoors, he preferred fishing and boating on the Lake. He also pursued his passion for coin collecting. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church.
Bud is survived by his wife, Adeline; his daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Duane Spignardo, of Wallkill, NY; his sons and daughter-in-law, Drs. Stanley Penc and Maia Boswell-Penc of Slingerlands, NY, and Anthony "Tony" Penc of East Greenbush, NY; and his grandchildren, Adeline, Connor, Hunter, Olivia Rose, Amelia and Thatcher. Also left to mourn his untimely passing are his sisters and brother-in-law, Pat White of Malone, Barbara and Ronald Barcomb of Utica, Linda Fish of Sauquoit, and Debbie Penc of NY Mills. His extended family includes many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, with special mention of Sylvia Mauro, and Kathy Mauro; his in-laws, Giacomina "Jackie" and Frank Doben, Louise and Gordon Bubel, and Francis J. "Brother" Schafer; and his walking buddies. He was predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert H. and Emma L. Schafer.
The family extends grateful appreciation to the Sylvan Beach Rescue Squad and Mr. DeFazio for all the care and attention shown to Bud and his family.
Visitation will be held Monday from 4:00-7:00 at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. Expressions of sympathy in the form of donations may be considered, in lieu of floral offerings, to St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Stanley's funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Tuesday morning at 9:00 from the funeral home and at 10:00 at St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church where his Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Rev. Mark Kaminski. Committal services will be held graveside at Calvary Cemetery with interment to follow.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2013