Robert C. Stapleton, 83, of Wylie St., Hamilton, NY, passed away Friday, January 22, 2010 at the Community Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Hamilton.
He was born August 29, 1926 in Albany, NY a son of Norva and Mildred Chadwick Stapleton. Bob was a graduate of Draper Central School, Schenevus, NY. He received his BA from Syracuse University in 1947, his MA in 1949 and completed the coursework for his PhD at Syracuse University Maxwell School in 1956. He was an instructor/professor at several colleges until 1984, including Alfred University, Syracuse University, West Liberty State in WV, and Frederick College in Portsmouth, VA. Moving to Hamilton, he worked for New York State at the group home in Hamilton until his retirement in 1999. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1956 where he served as a combat intelligence officer during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of the Park United Methodist Church in Hamilton; the Sierra Club; and the National Res. Def. Council. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society at Syracuse University in 1947.
He is survived by several cousins and many friends.
Services will be held at 2 PM Thursday January 28, 2010 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton.
Interment will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Morristown, NY in the spring.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from Noon to 2 PM prior to the service.