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.