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Stephen D. Cornell

Stephen D. Cornell

1971 - 2017

Stephen D. Cornell, 45, 846 Cooper Street, passed away May 23, 2017 at the Samaritan Medical Center.

Stephen was born June 8, 1971 in Watertown, son of Stephen and Suzann Alberry Cornell. He graduated from Brushton Moira High School. Stephen attended Jefferson Community College and Canton ATC for Fire Science and Advanced Life Support training.

 Stephen was a firefighter and EMT for the Town of Watertown Fire Department and Ambulance. He volunteered for the Three Mile Bay Fire Company Inc and has been a first responder for 24 years and a firefighter for 26years. Steven was involved with the Northern Ambulance, Malone Fire Department, Massena Fire and Rescue, Calcium Fire Department, Evans Mills Ambulance, Seaway Valley Fire Department, Chaumont Fire Department, Lewis County Search and Rescue, Depauville Fire Department, Guilfoyle Ambulance, Middletown Ambulance and Fire Department, and Westville Fire Department. Stephen joined other firefighters in NYC during 9/11. He was a volunteer with the American Red Cross in 1993 helping the victims of the Missouri floods and again in 1994 aiding people in the Los Angeles, California Earth Quake.

As a dedicated firefighter he belonged to Fireman’s Association of the State of New York. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, spending time with his daughter Susan and his friends. His favorite firefighting training was water ball.

Besides his parents he is survived by a daughter, Susan R. Cornell, Three Mile Bay, two brothers, Spencer P. (Wendy), Chaumont, Sean R. (Angel), Shippensburg, PA, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 4-7pm at the Three Mile Bay Fire Co. Inc. A funeral service will be held Friday at 1pm at the Three Mile Bay Fire Co. Inc. with Reverend Sam Lundy, Fire Chaplin, officiating. Burial will be at New Cedar Grove Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Three Mile Bay Fire Co. Inc. and EMS, PO Box 419, Three Mile Bay, NY 13693. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com


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i just heard of his passing he will be remembered dearly in our house as a malone family we met him during our times of need more than once and he was such a great person whos helped save so many lives   he was a hero in many of our lives . and nicest kindest person . thank you for all you have done heaven has sure gained a big angel.. r.i.p. steve

By katrina on 09 01, 2017


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Dear Sue, Sean, Spencer, & Susan,
We are so deeply sorry to hear of Stevie’s passing. The world has lost a great citizen. He was the good neihgbor, always willing to help out in some of the hardest times in people’s lives.
Ken & I remember him fondly as our student at Lyme. In spite of his own personal hardships, he always had a smile and always gave a great effort for us.
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers and heartfelt sympathy to you all.  Ken & Lin Towne

By Lin Towne on 05 26, 2017


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So sorry for your loss sending prayers to your family.

By paula (neuman) henion on 05 25, 2017


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Very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our prayers to your family.

By Yvonne & Henry Tarwater on 05 25, 2017


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I am sorry for your loss.  I knew Steve through the Three Mile Bay fire department and also as a fiend of my brother and sister-in-law, Joel and Penny Hamburgh. May you always know that he will watch over you until you meet again in heaven. Peace be with your whole family at this time.

Claire Travis
Summerville, SC

By Claire Travis on 05 25, 2017


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RIP Steve and know that God has had a set all set for you ... Drivers seat in the big fire truck in the sky!  He will allow this time for you to be the driver ... enjoy… you are not allowed that privilege often!  Will keep you in our prayers.

By Bruce and Liz Daugherty on 05 24, 2017


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Sean,
Losing a close family member is a wrenching experience. May the experiences that you had with your brother Stevie remain in your memory, and may you share those good memories with your children, friends and relatives. .

With deepest sympathy,
Betty-Lou and Carl

By Betty-Lou and Carlton Brett on 05 24, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

It’s with a heavy heart to hear this news about Steve. We both were on Dialysis at the same time, took fire classes and became friends. He will be missed by many. My thoughts are with his daughter and family.

By George A Turner / car 900 on 05 24, 2017


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I would like to say i am so sorry to his family and friends,my memories swimming with him in chamount were priceless,,He will be missed.

By scott laquay on 05 24, 2017


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