Stanley George Koniuto

1937 - 2015

MILFORD - Stanley George Koniuto, 77, of Milford, passed away Wednesday morning, May 20, 2015, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born August 23, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, a son of Stanley J. and Rose (Beaufait) Koniuto. On July 10, 1965 Stan married Charlotte Perry in Herkimer.

After graduating from Binghamton North High School, he proudly served his country in the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge from the service in 1967, Stan worked in management, first at Star Instruments, Inc. in Chenango Bridge and then at the Cooperstown Bowl-A-Rama. He later was employed as a salesman at several car dealerships in the area. Following his retirement he drove school bus for the Milford Central School for six years.

For 46 years, Stan was a member of American Legion Post No. 259 in Oneonta and for 49 years was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #1312 in Oneonta.

His greatest joys in life were his family, his camp on Otsego Lake and his home where he took great pride in keeping his yard in mint condition with the landscaping and flowers.

Stan is survived by his wife, Charlotte Perry Koniuto. Their 50th wedding anniversary was fast approaching and Stan was making plans for a celebration. He is further survived by a brother, Roger F. Koniuto and wife Katherine of Underhill, Vermont, a sister, Mary Rose Doupe of Binghamton, a brother, L. John Koniuto and wife Arlene of Binghamton, a brother-in-law, Melvin D. Perry and wife Dianne of Morris and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his best friend, canine Zak Abbott Koniuto.

He was predeceased by his mother, Rose Beaufait Koniuto, his father, Stanley J. Koniuto, his step-mother, Mary Koniuto and two nieces, Laura Koniuto and Jacqueline Snyder.

We wish to thank Dr. Leonardo, Dr. DeLong, and Dr. Korytko and staff for their wonderful care and professionalism.

Friends may call and pay their respects from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

A graveside service will be held at the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery in Fly Creek at the convenience of the family.

Those wishing to make contributions in Stanley's memory may do so to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326, Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820, Friends of Bassett, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or a charity of their choice.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.   

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.