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Paul "Papa" C. Sturdevant

Paul "Papa" C. Sturdevant, 94, of Lisle, NY, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY.

Born in Pitcher, NY, on April 12, 1926, Mr. Sturdevant was the son of the late Vern and Naomi Allen Sturdevant.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  A lifelong mechanic, he retired from Gault Chevrolet, Endicott, where he had worked as a master mechanic for many years.   He was always willing to lend a helping hand and he touched many lives during his lifetime and meant so many things to so many people.

He is survived by his children, Ronald (Debbie) Sturdevant of Texas, William (Tina) Sturdevant of Richford, Nancy (Greg) Lindeborn of Windsor, Dann (Wendy) Sturdevant of Cortland, and Thomas Sturdevant of Whitney Point.  He also leaves behind several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Carol, in 2006; two grandsons; and several siblings.

A graveside service will be held at the Lisle Cemetery at a later date.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Paul may be directed to a local food pantry or a community outreach program of your choice.

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I always enjoyed working with Paul at Gault Chevrolet. He was always calm, confident and unassuming.
My condolences to his families.

Paul and Judy Eldridge Feb 26 2021 12:00 AM

Paul was a amazing technician who would tackle any repair. He was also a supremely nice person. I could tell many stories of his abilities and character. I was lucky to get to know Paul in one of my early jobs at the dealership working in the area adjacent to his, my job cleaning used cars, Paul was in charge of overseeing the mechanical repairs of our used cars. I recall a time that we were hit with a hugh snow storm, roads were closed for a couple of days, one of the few people to show up at work was Paul who had the furthest to travel to get to work. You could always count on Paul.

Bob Gault Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

I worked with Paul at Gault's. I was always amazed at his knowledge and very thankful Paul was always happy to help you . When Paul was in Vestal Nursing Center years ago for therapy my wife was one of his therapists. Before patients were discharged they asked what meal they wanted to celebrate there discharge. My wife remembers exactly what Paul wanted. Liver and onions

Ted and Nancy Borgstrom Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

I love you papa you are going to be so missed. I really hope you are sitting on a porch in Heaven with grandma Sturdevant.

Wendy Sturdevant Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

What a wonderful talented humble human being.....I feel blessed to have known him. Rest well Paul ....you earned it.

Bill Gault Jr. Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

Papa was a great man to all who knew him. Carol and he opened their home to all visitors. A WHIZ at car repair he kept us all on the road. Love to you all.

Audrey Rider Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

God Bless You Paul , you will not be forgotten.

Wally Bell Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

He was a sweet man. Always good to me. Thinking of you all.

Mary Beth Heath Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul "Papa" Sturdevant

candy walls Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul "Papa" Sturdevant

Diane Cefalo Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM