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June 7, 2021. Survived by his sister Sheila Cooney Swigert; niece, Elizabeth (Matthew) Alexander; nephew, Jeremy Cooney (Diane Lu); and nephew Edward Cooney. Predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Helen (Doran) Cooney, brother, Richard “Dick” Cooney and sister, Anne Cooney.
A son of Honeoye Falls and proud graduate of Hobart College, Stephen worked across the globe as a buyer of crystal and fine china for large department stores and ended his career in collections for Goulds Pumps. He served in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Stephen was a prolific reader and sports fan. He enjoyed walking his dogs, including his beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
The family wishes to express its gratitude to his final caregivers and neighbors. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Stephen’s memory to Lollypop Farm.
A private memorial service will be held at a future date.