Friday, 10 January 2014 10:45

Stanley Richard Toma

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Stanley Richard Toma, 74, passed away from cancer at Saratoga Hospital on December 16.

Stanley was born on May 7, 1939 in Troy. He was the youngest son of the late Eustachio and Mary Toma. Stan attended the public schools in Watervliet and studied agricultural sciences at the State University of New York, Cobleskill.

He worked for Garden Way Inc. in Troy and retired after 25 years in the warehouse of the shipping and receiving department.

Stan was an enthusiastic outdoorsman who loved nature, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.  Even during his illness, he managed to join fellow members of the Champlain Valley Sportsmen Club for deer hunting, and particularly enjoyed traditional black powder hunting.

Stanley is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice (Clueswick) Toma; his four children Pamela Barnes of Longmeadow, Massachusetts , Jeffrey Toma of Ballston Spa, Jill Burton of Virginia Beach, Christopher Toma of Saratoga Springs; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; his brother John Toma and wife Marie of Port Charlotte, Florida as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers Raymond, Charles, Anthony, Michael, Joseph and sister Ann Holcomb. 

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