Stuart R. Havens, age 78, passed away peacefully Friday, April 4, 2008 at his home after a long illness.
Stuart was born April 14, 1929 in Naples, a son of Howard & Margaret (Wheaton) Havens. He married Eliza Allen on November 28, 1953 in Virginia; she survives. Stuart was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving from 1950-1954. He was an electronics engineer retiring from the Federal Aviation Agency in Rochester in 1981 after 21 years of dedicated service.
He enjoyed dirt track racing in Canandaigua, Dundee and many other area dirt tracks.
Stuart is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Eliza; 2 sons, Mark Havens of Naples and Barry (Tamara) Havens of Ontario; 1 daughter, Bonnie Zambito of Harrisville, NY; 1 grandson, Nathan Havens of Ontario; 1 brother, Gordon (Patricia) Havens of Wallace; a special niece, Jane Havens of Wayland; many other nieces, nephews & cousins.
There will be no prior calling. A celebration of life service will be held 2 pm Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 300 West Naples St., Wayland. The family requests friends and relatives that have humorous or touching stories about Stuart to share these with them at the service.
Contributions may be made to the Naples Ambulance, PO Box 671, Naples, NY 14512 or the Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456. Those who wish to light a memory candle for Stuart may do so at www.bairdfuneralhomes.com