June 18, 1937 – Jan. 26, 2013
Jerald “Massy” Stoddard, a retired bank vice president and past president of the Amherst Museum, died Saturday in Buffalo General Medical Center. The Amherst resident was 75.
A Buffalo native, Mr. Stoddard graduated from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and attended West Point, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Virginia School of Banking.
He received a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo. He also served in the Army Reserve from 1957 to 1969.
Mr. Stoddard worked for M&T Bank for 35 years, retiring in 2004 as a vice president of the Snyder branch.
He was a major gifts officer at Daemen College, primarily responsible for soliciting financial support from alumni, faculty and the general public for the Daemen College Research & Information Commons. He also was a member of the fundraising committee for Daemen’s Business Building.
The college presented him the Associates Community Service Award in 2009.
He was a member of the boards of Evans National Bank and the Town of Amherst Meals on Wheels.
For 10 years, he was trustee and past president of the Amherst Museum. He was a trustee of MusicalFare Theatre at Daemen College and the Daemen Associates.
Mr. Stoddard was a past board member of Studio Arena, Erie County Preservation, Niagara Frontier Rehabilitation Center, Buffalo Suicide Prevention and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.
He sat on the Amherst Sesquicentennial Committee and was a past treasurer of the Harlem/Kensington Business Association Rotary.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former E. Jane Balk; two brothers, Fred and Thomas; and a sister, Noreen Walker.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary Catholic Church, 6919 Transit Road, Swormville.