David Stebbins Obituary, Death – After a battle with cancer lasting more than a year, David R. Stebbins lost his battle with the disease on December 3, 2022. He was 57 years old. David Stebbins, the son of Robert and Jane Stebbins, spent his childhood in Skaneateles, New York. After completing his education at Cayuga Community College and RIT, he settled down in Seneca Falls, New York, where he had spent the entirety of his life.
David is survived by his wife of 32 years, Bobbi; sons, Ryan and Thomas, both of Seneca Falls; brother, Mark, and mother, Jane, of Skaneateles; mother and father-in-law, Arlene and Thomas Hearn; brother-in-law, David Hearn and his wife Colleen; as well as nieces, Allison and Ashley, all of whom he loved very much. David passed away on February 1, 2019. Robert, the man who was his father, passed away before him.
On Monday, December 12, from 2:00 PM through 5:00 PM, the family of David will host a Celebration of Life at the Springside Inn in Auburn. Guests are welcome to attend. In accordance with David’s expressed desires, his funeral and burial will be held in private at a time that is most convenient for the family.
David was most pleased with the achievements they had accomplished together as a family. As a result of his involvement in the community as a coach and scout leader, he was able to teach his sons important life lessons while also having a beneficial impact on the lives of other children. He made spending time with his family a top priority and cherished the quality time he got to spend with his sons in nature. He was the most ardent supporter of them and was immensely pleased with the grownups they developed into.
David’s long career with the New York State Police, during which he served many different regions of the state and rose through the ranks to become a captain, was another source of fulfillment for him. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be given in Dave’s memory to Camp Good Days (P.O. Box 665 Mendon, NY 14506 or campgooddays.org/donate), which is where he volunteered for a number of weeks throughout the summer and where he gained a large number of extraordinary friends.