TOWN OF DAYTON - Carlton W. Stone, 84, a self-employed dairy farmer for 33 years until he retired, died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Markham Wesley Road, Gowanda, N.Y.
He was born June 7, 1928, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of the late Laurence E. and Iva C. (Crist) Stone.
Carlton worked as a herdsman after graduating from Alfred College. He then came to South Dayton, and drove a school bus for Pine Valley, worked as an artificial inseminator in the dairy industry and also worked at the Peter Cooper glue factory. Carlton and Joan then purchased their own dairy farm. They along with the girls worked the farm until they entered into a partnership with his daughter and son-in-law who continue to run the farm.
Carlton W. Stone
Carlton was a member of the South Dayton Free Methodist Church for more 30 years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and creating intarsias.
He is survived by four daughters: Linda M. (Jeffrey) Roselle of Chesapeake, Va., Betsy A. (Robert) Klimczak, Land O-Lakes, Fla., Mary Lou (Gary) Jones of Gowanda, N.Y., and Wanda J. Stone of Palm Harbor, Fla.; his grandchildren: Sean T. (Kimberly) Klimczak, Carrie B. (Lucas) Klimczak Folse, Kevin W. (Mandi) Jones, Brian T. (Melinda) Jones, Jason M. (Brooke) Schmittendorf, Adrienne R. (Isiah) Schmittendorf Cabal, and Stephen J. (Crystal) Roselle; 16 great- grandchildren; and a sister, Arlene (John) Sadkowski of Orchard Park, N.Y.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan M. Stone, whom he married on June 9, 1951, and who died on Nov. 1, 2008.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the South Dayton Free Methodist Church, Pine Street, South Dayton, N.Y. The Rev. Matt Wittenbrook, pastor, will be officiating. Burial will be in the Park Lawn Cemetery in town of Dayton.
Visitation will be held at Hills Funeral Chapel 478, Route 83, Balcom Corners, South Dayton, N.Y., on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Family suggests memorials to HomeCare & Hospice, 1225 West State St., Olean NY 14760; or South Dayton Free Methodist Church, Pine Street, South Dayton NY 14138.