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Sept. 4, 1932 - Sept. 18, 2012



Sherwood F. Stoll, of Oakfield, the longtime owner of Sherwood Stoll Construction Corp. in Getzville, died Tuesday at his home after a long illness. He was 80.

A Tonawanda native, Mr. Stoll was custom residential and commercial contractor.

During his career, which spanned from 1950 to 1999, Mr. Stoll was involved in the rehabilitation of the Butler Mansion at Delaware Avenue and North Street as well as the construction and remodeling of many Amherst fire halls and the development of the Woodshire subdivision in Amherst and Hillview in Clarence among others.

Mr. Stoll was a charter member of the Getzville Businessmen's Association and an honorary member of the Getzville and Ellicott Creek Fire and Hutchinson Hose companies.

After retiring, he refurbished a 1931 Ford Model AA mail truck, which remains on display at the Valle Airport Museum in Arizona.

Mr. Stoll is survived by his wife, Shirley, whom he married Aug. 30, 1952; a son, David; daughter, Joanne Herberger; four brothers, Norman, James, Leo and Conrad; and two sisters, Carol Ritter and Bernadette Radomski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1700 North French Road, Getzville.