Stannard, Shawn M. SELKIRK Shawn M. Stannard, 38, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, July 3, 2017, following a courageous battle with a rare blood disorder. Shawn was born in Albany and lived his entire life in the Ravena, Coeymans, Selkirk area. He was a 1996 graduate from the R-C-S High School. He worked at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Shawn's whole life was dedicated to his family especially his son, Shea. They both loved watching, playing and talking about sports, especially hockey and baseball. Shawn coached both hockey and baseballs teams for Shea. Shawn valued and enjoyed every minute he spent with his son and wife. Shawn also enjoyed photography especially taking pictures of his family and sporting events. Survivors include his wife, Lindsay M. Humphreys Stannard; son, Shea T. Stannard; father, Thomas G. Koster; grandmother, Anna Coumbes; stepsiblings, Lisa Martin, Danielle Rawls, and Thomas Koster; aunts, Debbie Arnold and Anne Marie Ferriero; uncle, Harry Stannard III; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Shawn was predeceased by his mother, Dawn Koster; grandfather, Harry Stannard Jr.; and stepbrother, Ken Koster. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena, on Friday, July 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, July 8, from 9 to 10 a.m. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, after the calling hour. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Coeymans. The family would like you to consider, in lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Shawn to an educational fund for his son, Shea. If you wish to do so, funds may be sent to the Shea Stannard Educational Fund, at Cap Com FCU, 4 Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12205.
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Published by Albany Times Union on Jul. 6, 2017.