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August 28, 2013

Henry Robert Staib

CHATEAUGAY - Henry Robert Staib, 63, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at home on the farm.

Farming was his passion. He was a man of honesty and integrity. His handshake was worth more than a piece of paper. He always kept his word.

Born in Tiffin, Ohio on Aug. 12, 1950, he was the son of the late Carl and Edith (Groman) Staib. He graduated from Mohawk High School, Sycamore, Ohio in 1968.

On Oct. 25, 1975, he was united in Christian marriage with Sherri Layne Withers at the Petersburg, Ohio Presbyterian Church by Reverend Robert Butcher.

Their dream was to raise their children on a farm. Henry met Sherri while showing Milking Shorthorns, and he wanted his children to be able to have that experience. He had a lifetime membership of the Ohio Purebred Dairy Cattle Association. He loved to fly and had his pilots license.

He operated the farm at 106 Smith Road for 31 years and built it into what you see today. He lived his dream of having his own grain system and farming alongside his son.

He loved being "Papa Henry" and spoiling his granddaughters. Jordan learned quickly that Papa's lap after supper was the place to find a bowl of ice cream. Jaylyn was fed her first bite of ice cream on Papa's lap. His big arms were always able to soothe the babies and put them to sleep.

Henry drove school bus for Chateaugay Central School for 22 years. He was a member and treasurer of the Frontier Lodge #517 Free and Accepted Masons, where he was past Master. He served on the Cornell Cooperative Extension Board for many years. He was a member of the Chateaugay United Methodist Church and served as treasurer for many years. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in Aug. of 1970. He received his Honorary American FFA Degree in 2001.

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