Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christopher Stermole - RIP

Clarence alumnus ('76) Christopher Stermole passed away suddenly Tuesday. Reportedly he had been under the weather with a flu-like illness when he suffered a heart attack.

Friends have mentioned that he enjoyed bowling and also that he played in a band after high school. A crowd favorite was "The Wino song! Play the Wino song!"

Rest in peace.

Oct. 16, 1958—Nov. 17, 2009

Christopher E. Stermole, a fire safety equipment technician at Trost Fire Equipment in Lancaster, died unexpectedly Tuesday in his East Aurora home. He was 51.

Born in Buffalo, he had a lifelong interest in music. He sang baritone in the Chorale at Clarence High School and sang in a barbershop quartet. He also played saxophone, harmonica and guitar and was lead guitarist and singer in a band that he founded.

A sports enthusiast, he played soccer and baseball and was an avid bowler, with two 300 games to his credit. He bowled with a Trost factory team at Transit Lanes.

Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Melissa; his mother, Margaret; two brothers, David and Mark; and three sisters, Karen Waybright, Janis Cantu and Margaret Bertucci.

STERMOLE - Christopher E. Died unexpectedly at home November 17,2009; loving husband of Melissa O. Stermole: beloved son of Margaret Saso Stermole and the late David L. Stermole; dearest brother of David F. (Nadine), Mark (Kathleen), Karen Waybright, Janis Cantu and Margaret (Michael) Bertucci; son-in-law of Martin and Jean Oultan; brother-in-law of Michelle, Martin Jr., Michael, Kevin (Stephanie), and Patrick (Carol) Oultan; also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his beloved pets, C. Biscit and Moon Pie.

Family and friends may call Friday 6-9 PM at the KENNETH HOWE FUNERAL HOME, 64 Maple St., East Aurora, NY and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 12:00 Noon from Immaculate Conception Church, 520 Oakwood Ave., East Aurora, NY. Flowers gratefully declined.

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(Obit and notice from the Buffalo News)

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