Milton L. Stanton
  • In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to:
  • First Baptist Church
    PO Box 604
    Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Salvation Army
    care of Maria Loder 608 Beards Hollow Rd.
    Richmondville, NY 12149

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“Marie, Cindy, Butch, Amy, Jenn, Heather, Alan and family, Milt, in my opinion, is one of the greatest men I have ever known. He was a pillar of the...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie Kruglak Walther - NY

“To Alan and Wendy and their children...... we extend our sincere condolences to you all. Your friendship is a blessing to us, and we grieve along...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Millie and Joe Vernoski - moscow, PA

“I had the joy of meeting Milton many years ago when he and Marie came to spend time with his daughter Susan and her wonderful hubby Robert. We...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Thelma - Excelsior, MN - Friend

“I have always felt so completely blessed to call Milton my father-in-law. He has always been the kind of man that all men should aspire to be. He...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Wendy Stanton - Daughter-in-law

“I didn't know Milt but for about 5 years,but in that short time became great friends.We made a lot of great memories at Moosehead Lake with Gary...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Tim Warner - Scotia, NY

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Milt was so much fun to visit with. We will miss him at the annual Waggoner pheasant hunting weekend in North...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Joe and Carol Herberholz - ND

“I had the honor of meeting Milt when he came to North Dakota with son-in-law Robert Waggoner for pheasant hunting. They stayed at my dad's house in...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Sherry Stewart Mueller - ND

“We are so sorry for the loss of Milt, he touched many lives her in Minnesota and the boys missed him hunting this year, Tom says it won't be the same...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Tom and Patsy Waggoner - MN

“Such a sad feeling came over me when I heard of Uncle Milt's passing....I have some Great memories of him and will Always think of his smile! Our...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Tracey Stanton Pollard - Delmar, NY

“Marie and family, deepest sympathy to all, I know he will greatly missed by everyone. Cherish the memories. Beverly Jock ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Beverly Jock - Warnerville, NY

11 of 12 | Posted by: Molly and Children - Cobleskill, NY

“Alan, Wendy and family - I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jane Oswald - Peckville, PA

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Cobleskill- Milton L. Stanton, 87, formerly of Barnerville, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at his residence with his loving family at his side.

Born March 21, 1925 in Barnerville, he was the son of Frederick L. and Mabel (Kniskern) Stanton.

Milton proudly served his country with the United States Navy Seabees from 1943 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. He received his high school diploma through Operation Recognition in 2001.

He retired in 1985 from General Electric in Schenectady where he was a machinist.

Milton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cobleskill where he was a former Sunday school Superintendent, trustee, and deacon. Active in his community in numerous ways, he was a former little league manager, Babe Ruth umpire,co-manager for girls' softball, director of Youth Temperance Council, served on the Boy Scout Committee of the Otschodela Council, helped form and operate the food pantry of the First Baptist Church for many years, served as treasurer and secretary of the Bramanville-Prospect Cemetery Board for many years, one of the founding members of the Cobleskill Salvation Army Unit, one of the original members of the Cobleskill B.P.O.E. Lodge #2040 in Cobleskill, and was past president of the Mission Society of Asapalli Asam India.

Milton was predeceased by five sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Marie (Spaulding) Stanton whom he married Jan. 5, 1947; four children: Lucinda (John) McClure of Cobleskill, Susan (Robert) Waggoner of St. Francis, MN, Ronald (Donna) Stanton of Jacksonville, FL, and Alan J. (Wendy) Stanton of Clarks Summit, PA; ten grandchildren: Beth (Butch) Taylor, Amy (Donald) France, Jennifer McClure, Heather McClure, Jonathan (Juli) Burner, Jason Burner, Nathan Stanton, Sarah Stanton, Rachel Stanton, and Jack Stanton; four great-grandchildren: Aaron France, Megan Taylor, Logan Choate, and Colin Burner; three siblings: Huldah Needes of Boca Raton, FL, Virginia Fernandez of Howes Cave, and Carlton Stanton of Kenosha, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, 492 West Main St., Cobleskill with Rev. C. Norman Moran officiating. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held from 4 PM to 7 PM on Friday at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill. Burial will be with military honors at Bramanville-Prospect Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 604, Cobleskill, NY 12043, Salvation Army, care of Marie Loder, 608 Beards Hollow Rd, Richmondville, NY 12149, or Bramanville-Prospect Cemetery, care of David Smith, 280 North Grand St., Cobleskill, NY 12043.