WESTFIELD - Donald R. "Stumpy" Stumpf, 77, of Westfield, died peacefully, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Brooks Memorial Hospital of Dunkirk, N.Y., with his family by his side, due to complications of Alzheimer's disease.
Don was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Hackensack, N.J. He is the son of the late Herman and Hilda Stumpf.
Don had been the owner of the former Dicar Pools, a well known swimming pool sales and installation com-pany in Westfield, for many years until his retirement several years ago. He had been in partnership with his brother-in-law, Donald Kurek at the former Esso gas station at the corner of North Portage and Hawley streets from 1959 until he went to work for Ajax Corp in the 1970s.
Don loved the outdoors and all animals, especially horses. He was an accomplished Ferrier (Horse Shoer) and enjoyed riding and caring for the horses. He was a member of the Portage Trail Riders Club. He enjoyed music and was a huge fan of Pink Floyd.
Stumpy enjoyed being active and could be seen enjoying his walks around Westfield. However, most of all, Stumpy enjoyed spending time with friends and family and cherished every moment he could spend with his grandchildren: Michael and Steven.
He is survived by his two daughters, Heidi (Jody) Trippy of Westfield, N.Y., and Johanna (Joseph) McQuiggan of Bear Lake, N.Y.; and by his four grandchildren: Michael and Steven Trippy of Westfield, Lindsay McQuiggan of Blasdell, N.Y., and Karly McQuiggan of Bear Lake, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren; as well as his brother, Robert (Arlene) Stumpf of Milford, N.J.; and his sister-in-law, Naomi Kurek of Bemus Point, N.Y. also survive.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara J. (Wil-bur) Stumpf, whom he married on June 28, 1958, and who died on Dec. 13,1994.
Friends may call at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y., on Monday evening, June 17, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221.
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