Royal Stanton - November 14, 2009.

COEYMANS HOLLOW – Royal Stanton, 81, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2009.  Royal was born in Albany and was a life long resident of Coeymans Hollow where he owned and operated Stanton Dairy Farm.  He was the son of the late Edward and Jessie Stanton.

     Royal was a 1946 graduate of Ravena High School and class president.  He was a notable basketball and baseball player and received an athletic scholarship to Siena College.  He also was asked to try out for the NY Yankees.

     Royal was a Charter Member of the Coeymans Hollow Fire Co., member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Coeymans Hollow Cemetery Association.  He was also a member of Albany County Farm Bureau, Cooperative Extension, Committeeman and Chairman of Albany County USDA Farm Service.  Recognized in 1991 for the “Century Farm Award” and many other notable agricultural awards.

     Loving husband and father who taught his children to do an honest days work with integrity.  Survivors include his loving wife Hildur Scheel Stanton;  children, Linda (Tim) Keir, Frank (Marline) Stanton, Neil Stanton, James (Gloria) Stanton and Mark (Kathleen) Stanton;  grandchildren, Royal, Michael, Tracy, James, Emily, Mathew Stanton and Amy Peasley, Samuel Keir, Jessica, Travis and Justin Swenson;  6 great-grandchildren;  sister Doris (Louis) Irving;  and several nieces, nephews and friends.

     Funeral services will be held 10 AM Wednesday, November 18th at the Coeymans Hollow Trinity United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow in Coeymans Hollow Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Tuesday from 3 to 7 PM.  In lieu of Flowers contributions to the Trinity Untied Methodist Church, 1311 Rte. 143, Coeymans Hollow, NY 12046 would be appreciated.