He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Erie, Pa. He was a milkman for Sealtest Dairy for many years in Erie and a salesman of several different products throughout the years. He also worked as a dispatcher for AAA Motor Club for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by two brothers, Roger Stafford and wife Joyce of Escondido, Calif., and Robert Stafford and wife Brenda of Brookings, Ore.; two nephews, Ron Stafford and wife Jane of Escondido, Calif., and Edwin Stafford of Chicago; three nieces, Stacey Maisy and husband John of Escondido, Calif., Audrey Uram and husband Andrew of Benton and Christine Sladcik and husband Richard of Benton and many great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, June Barbara Lidell Stafford. His parents were Sidney Z. Stafford and Emma Rieger Stafford.
Burial will be held in the Calvary Cemetery in Erie. Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home handled the arrangements.