Wayne Stafford
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Obituary of Wayne Stafford

Wayne was an honest and quick-witted man who took initiative in all aspects of his life. If he didn’t know how to do something, he would find out, and any job that Wayne took on, he would do it until it was done and done well. If people ever asked Wayne for direction in their work, he would give it freely, but would only give advice if specifically asked. Wayne made sure to live his life to the fullest, and wanted every day to be filled with activities to occupy his time. As a young man, he was in a terrible accident that changed his life greatly, but Wayne kept moving forward. A mantra of his was “It is what it is.

Wayne was passionate about a lot of things, except cooking. He was not very good at it, however he loved his wife Gail’s cooking, and would always want to stay in for his meals. Wayne cared about his health, and was very active because of this. He took his kids and grandkids boating and fishing, and would throw them into the water in order to teach them to swim. Also, Wayne loved bike rides, working out in his home gym, and playing sports such as basketball and football. His favorite sport, however, was golf. He would never kick a ball out of the rough even in a round that was being played for fun.

Stafford, Wayne T. surrounded by his loved ones on September 6, 2017 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved husband of Gail A. Stafford (nee Craig); loving father of Rachael J. (Jeffrey) James-Anger and Rebecca S. (Patrick) Fisher; dearest grandfather of Alaina James, Anna, and Patrick Fisher; adored son of Stephanie and the late Thaddeus Stafford; son-in-law of the late Byron (the late Johanna)(Velma) Craig; dear brother of Gayle A. (Mark) Metcalf; brother-in-law of Jack B. (Jeanne) Craig; uncle of Christie (James) Pfingsten, Jason (Gretchen) Craig, Joshua Craig, Jillianna (David) Wasiura, and Christopher Metcalf. Friends will be received 4-7 PM, Sunday at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. (4199 Lake Shore Rd., Hamburg) (Corner Rte 5 & Camp Rds.) 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 AM, Monday at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, Hamburg. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo in his memory. Online condolences at www.lakesidefuneralhome.com.