Stephen Shay

Obituary of Stephen A. Shay

Stephen A. Shay, age 70, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.

Steve was born October 1, 1948 in Canandaigua, a son of Darwin & Barbara (Lafler) Shay. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving as a paratrooper from 1965 to 1968. He married Vicki Rickards on May 15, 1971; she survives. He was a Dry-Waller and owned and operated his own business. He was predeceased by his father Darwin Shay and his loving dog "Lily".

He enjoyed tractor pulls, sawing lumber and riding motorcycles; but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Steve is survived by his wife, Vicki; his children, Shane (Brooke) Shay, Kurt (Nickole) Shay and Jodi Marsillett; his mother, Barbara (Shay) Edwards; 10 grandchildren, Riley Shay, Stephen Shay, Aleah Shay, Ariannah Shay, Neaveh VanDerwall, Derek Shay, Ashlee (Cody) Docteur, Brandon Thornton, Jacob Thornton & Zack Ott; 4 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Sara Rose Beechner, Stanley Shay, Stacy Shay, Sandra Finnegan and Darcy Soles; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

Friends are invited to call 10am-1pm Sunday, Oct. 6th at the Baird – Moore Funeral Home, 154 S. Main St., Naples. A Celebration of Life will be held 3 pm, Sunday at the Gorham Fire Hall, 4676 Kearney Rd, Gorham, NY 14461.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215.


Visitation at Funeral Home

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Baird-Moore Funeral Home
154 S. Main St.
Naples, New York, United States

Memorial Service

3:00 pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Gorham Fire Department
4676 Kearney Rd.
Gorham, New York, United States
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