Walter A. Stines, 83, of Sackets Harbor

Walter A. Stines, 83, of Sackets Harbor

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The funeral service for Walter A. Stines will be 5:00pm Thursday, December 28th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will precede the service at the funeral home from 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

Walter passed away at the Syracuse Veterans Hospital Thursday, December 21st. He was 83 years old.

Born December 12, 1934 in Inman, VA he was a son to Joseph and Emma (Coomer) Stines. He enlisted with the United States Army and served during in the Korean War as a medic. Following an honorable discharge in 1954 he worked as a machine tender at the Brownville Paper Mill.

He married Jessie M. Kennedy January 7, 1954 at Asbury United Methodist Church. Mrs. Stines passed away February 12, 2014.

Walter enjoyed music, playing at venues with several bands over the years. He was a member of the Sackets Harbor American Legion.

Surviving are his 3 sons Joseph, John, Edward all of Syracuse; 2 granddaughters Julia and Elise of Clifton Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, Jessie, he is predeceased by 12 siblings.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., E., Syracuse, NY 13057 or at

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

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