WESTFIELD - Major Edgar Russell Stebbins, USMC (Ret.), age 75, of Westfield, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Center of Erie, PA.
Edgar was born Dec. 21, 1937 in Erie, PA, the son of the late Charles Patrick and Caroline Grace (Lillie) Stebbins.
He served in the Marine Corps where he was a Helicopter Pilot from 1960 until 1981, attaining the Officer's rank of Major. He served two tours of duty in Viet Nam. Major Stebbins truly enjoyed flying.
Edgar had resided in Oregon following his retirement from the Military, where he had managed several Pizza Hut restaurants. He moved back to Western NY three years ago to be closer to his nephew, Bruce. He enjoyed reading, woodworking, fishing and gardening. Major Stebbins loved the Military and was proud of the time he spent serving our Country.
He is survived by his two daughters, Patricia Ann Thomas and Kathleen Covey, and by his sister, Laura (Bill) Wengerd of Oakmont, PA. Edgar is further survived by his nephew, Bruce A. Stebbins and his wife Brenda of Westfield, NY, and by his aunt, Frances Royce of Ripley, NY. Several grandchildren and nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Charlotte Brand.
A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Quincy Rural Cemetery, Ripley, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honor Flight Buffalo, P.O. Box 338, Buffalo, NY 14223 or by visiting www.honorflightbuffalo.org.
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