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Stephen Androlevich

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  • Name Stephen Androlevich 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 759E79BBEEC2D24BA116567DE38A50A8038D 
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    • moved to Helen's family farm on County Road 142 in 1955. Over the next few decades, they continued to expand and Howard and Helen soon had most of their acreage in corn and were selling large amounts on the ear. But Howard was not satisfied and knew that he could shell, dry, and store large amounts of corn, awaiting better market conditions. His successes in this, something that had previously been seen as impossible in this region, proved him to be a leader in corn production and marketing. Another myth he proved wrong was continuous corn, year after year, without rotation. His methods were studied and copied. His CB handle, "Corn King", was well-earned. During this time, the Quarter Horse industry was growing and Howard was very proud that he brought into New York one of the first registered Quarter Horses and he and Helen were founding members of Empire State Quarter Horse Association, which exists to this day. They were also founders of the Quarter Horse Racing Association of New York State and were race officials during the racing season in Syracuse. They are life members of the American Quarter Horse Association and long-standing members of Lake Country Horsemen's Association. Howard was a well-known show judge and traveled throughout the northeast and Canada. His own horses did well in the show ring, accumulating many high-point and year-end awards for three generations of his family. His horses were well-trained and well-mannered, a credit to his endless patience and expertise. He was never happier than when he had a horse to work with. Howard was active in numerous other ag-related organizations, including Cornell Cooperative Extension, Agway, and 4-H.
      Howard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen (Hausner); his daughter, Valerie Bassett (Don Kenyon) of Interlaken; his granddaughters, Heather Wilkins Androlevich (Stephen) of Enterprise, Alabama and Meredith Wilkins of Horseheads; two great-granddaughters, Kendall and Kadence Androlevich of Enterprise, Alabama; three brothers, Charles (Betty Lou) of Delmar, Robert (Jeri) of Mathews, North Carolina, and Daniel (Muriel) of Utica; one sister, Frances Hostetter (Edwin) of Toledo, Ohio; and by Helen's sister-in-law, Thelma Hausner of Ithaca; brother, Walter Hausner (Mary) of Geneva; and sister, Wanda Beardslee of Ithaca; 27 nieces and nephews; several cousins; and many friends. The family will be present to receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2012, at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg. A Memorial Service will immediately follow, at the funeral home, at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Ralph Selin officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Howard's memory to kindly consider the Trumansburg Volunteer Fire Company, EMS, PO Box 418, Trumansburg, New York 14886. For additional information, please contact the funeral home at 1-888-534-5446 or www.ness-sibley.com.
    Person ID I3764  1B John Bassett of Connecticut
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 

    Family Heather Wilkins 
    Children 
     1. Kendall Androlevich
     2. Kadence Androlevich
    Family ID F1393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart