N. RIVER STREET, SWANTON — After a protracted battle with cancer, Steven “Bumpy” Sheets, 64, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by loved ones on Oct. 19 at 8:35 p.m. Born on March 29, 1951, he leaves behind many cherished memories as a wonderful father, generous friend and all-around great person.
Born in St. Albans, he was predeceased by his parents, George A. Sheets Jr. and Elaine M. Sheets. He was raised in Swanton where he became a true craftsman. A man of many talents, Bumpy was admired by many for his ability to create; there was nothing he could not build if he put his mind to it, from kayaks to houses, creating was his passion. He served as a glazier at St. Michael’s College for over a decade; he will be missed greatly by the SMC community.
He is survived by his two sons, Dylan Sheets and his wife, Jenna Sheets, and Willy Sheets; Bumpy’s companion, Carol Egan, and her children, Erin Potvin and Thomas, Isabel, and Annie Mora and the Bohannon family of Alburgh.
He was loved by all those whose life he was a part of, and many will miss him dearly. Please come honor his memory with us this Friday, shoes will be optional.
Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, from 3 to 5 p.m. a short prayer service will end the afternoon at 5 p.m. with Fr. Brian J. Cummings, SSE and Fr. Marcel R. Rainville, SSE officiating.
Gifts in Bumpy’s memory may be made to the American Legion, Creller-Landon Post 60, 35 N. Main St. Alburgh 05440.
Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.kiddermemorialhome.com.