J. Stanley Hall, a retired teacher of agriculture and track coach, died Wednesday in United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. He was 88.
Born in Genoa where he attended local schools, he had a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from Cornell University and a master's from the University at Buffalo. He was a member of the Cornell Club.
He came to Attica in 1940 to take a substitute teaching post at the high school. He married the school secretary, Florine E. Fullington, in 1943.
Mr. Hall also taught agriculture at high schools in Hartwick, Corfu and Pembroke, and coached track and cross-country at both Corfu and Pembroke.
He retired from teaching in 1978; his last post had been teaching conservation for Genesee County BOCES.
He was a member of the Attica Lions Club, of which he was secretary from 1965 to 1976 and president in 1978 and 1979. He had received the Lions' Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he taught adult Sunday School classes. The church named Mr. Hall and his wife Outstanding Lay Persons of the Year in 1999.
A member of Corfu Grange, he received the Community Citizen award in 1995 for outstanding service.
This year, Mr. Hall received his 50-year pin from the International Order of Odd Fellows Citizens Lodge 309.
He also was a member of the New York State United Teachers and was president of the organization's Northwestern Zone in 1969 and president of the Wyoming County Retired Teachers Association in 1994.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Hall Peterson Smith of Tulsa, Okla., and Hurworth, England, and Nancy J. of Lewisberry, Pa.; two sisters, Eleanor Collins of Freeville and Alma Forshee of Raleigh, N.C.; and four brothers, Duane, Kenneth and DeForest, all of Groton, and David of Nacogdoches, Texas.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 Main St. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.