Sheldon Staves Obituary (2022) – Syracuse, NY

Sheldon C. Staves May 1, 2022 Sheldon C. Staves, 87, of Liverpool, NY passed away on May 1, 2022. Born in Tupper Lake, NY son of the late Sheldon and Grace Staves. He attended Holy Ghost Academy School. He was a Graduate from St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor’s in chemistry. Sheldon worked for Hooker Chemical (Niagara Falls, NY). In 1969 he moved to Syracuse. He later worked for Varian Associates as an analytical sales person retiring in 1996. He was also a LTC with the 1159th Army Reserves with 28 years of service. He loved spending time with friends and family and loved to fish, hunt, bowl and golf. He is survived by his Wife, Gertrude of 65 years; Daughters, Donna Rivers, Stephanie Sorensen and Son, Thomas (Bonnie) Staves; Sister, Carole Fadden; Grandchildren, Michael LaRose, Raymond and Jake Sorensen, Madison Staves, Sharon Landers, Vanessa Ward; Five Great Grandchildren; Cousins, Richard (Gwen) Staves and George (Carol) Staves; As well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place on Saturday May 14th from 12-2 PM at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, N. Syracuse. A service will follow at 2 PM. Burial to take place on Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Liverpool at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Food Bank of CNY To leave a special message for the family, please visit

Published by Syracuse Post Standard from May 3 to May 8, 2022.

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