James F. Stefo

James F. Stefo, age 80, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Capstone Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Amsterdam.

He was born on October 29, 1940 in Saratoga Springs to the late Katherine Bessette.

James was employed for many years as a Foreman for Schenectady International in Rotterdam Junction until his retirement. Mr. Stefo was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his three daughters Janice Benjamen (Roger) of Fonda, Tonya Tylutki (Rick) of Glen and Tracy Nellis (Richard) of Meco, one sister Karen Bessette of Oregon; eight grandchildren Michelle Heroth (Bill), Darcy Dingman (Renee), Lucas Way (Sabina), Destiny Dingman, Erick Tylutki (Kate), Kaila Tylutki (Joe), Taylor Coolidge (Brandon) and Nicholas Nellis; several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Stefo was predeceased by his wife Margaret L. “Peggy” Cook Stefo who he married on October 1, 1960 and who passed on March 3, 2018, daughter Denise Tomlinson and brother David Bessette.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Friday, November 13, 2020 at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown with Pastor Scott Baldwin officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, November 13, 2020 prior to the service from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda immediately following the funeral service.

Contributions in James’ memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, New York 12205.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting or website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.