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WALTER STENTON, LITHOGRAPHER, WWII VET

Services for Walter "Scottie" Stenton, a retired photo lithographer, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave. Burial will be in Memorial Park, Lewiston.

Stenton, who was under care of Niagara Hospice, died Thursday (Sept. 27, 2001) at home after a brief illness. He was 88.

Born in Jarrow-on-Tyne, England, he arrived in Niagara Falls in 1924 with his parents and siblings. He attended local schools.

A World War II veteran, Stenton served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. He served in the China, India and Burma theaters.

As a young man, Stenton was employed by the Niagara Falls Country Club, where he was caddy master in 1929. In 1930, he worked at the Niagara Hotel here and various other hotels in Miami Beach, Fla. In 1936, he began work for Gilman Fanold, which is now Moore Business Forms, and from which he retired in 1972 as a supervising photo lithographer.

His wife, the former Stella Ditkum, died last year.

Survivors include three daughters, Sally Castiglione of Niagara Falls, Joan Barto of Amherst and Kathleen Schlaich of Sterling, Va.; a sister, Mildred Brown of Niagara Falls; a brother, Roland of Thurmont, Md.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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