Michael J. “Wahoo” Stanton

Michael J. “Wahoo” Stanton - Rochester Cremation

Michael J. “Wahoo” Stanton, 63, of Warners, NY, passed away peacefully on January 16th at Strong Memorial Hospital.  He was surrounded by his loved ones at the time of his passing.

Michael was born on May 24, 1959 in Syracuse NY.  In July of 2019 he was diagnosed with MDS and had a stem cell transplant on September 14, 2021.  The transplant was a success but in October 2022 he had unrelated medical complications. He truly was a warrior and fought until the end.

Michael was a US Army veteran. He was employed with System Freight until September 2021.  He was so proud of his Native American heritage. Michael loved to ride his Harley with anybody and everybody who wanted to ride, “Kickstands up at 8!”  He especially loved riding in the mountains of Virginia. Michael liked to have a good time with a cold beer in his hand and boy could he dance.  He loved all music, especially The Allman Brothers Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.  We will all miss his smile!

Michael was predeceased by his parents, James R. and Clara M. Stanton. He is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Emma (Drequan), sons Michael, Keith and Cody, his brother James (Karen), sisters Susan (Gary) and Jill (Timothy), grandchildren Charles, Andrew, Drelyn and Drequan, Aunt Beverly, several cousins, nieces and a nephew.

Michael requested a “Celebration of Life” to be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to Michael’s favorite charity St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at HOA of Syracuse and Strong Memorial Hospital.

10 Condolences

  1. Darrell on January 18, 2023 at 9:56 am

    Will be missed RIP BROTHER

  2. John & Stacey Albring on January 18, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to Mikes entire family. Hands down one of the nicest guys to grace this earth. Emma thank you for blessing my family for introducing him to us, my heart breaks for you. Love you Emma, cherish all those beautiful memories you hold in your heart.

    • Michael Hourihan on January 25, 2024 at 7:32 am

      Condolences from here in the Philippines first met Mike around 1976 only saw him several times after he joined the Army, but he was always a pleasure had a smile, and a very positive demeanor, the world couldn’t of asked for a nicer person Clearly taken too early in life

  3. Beverly Dull on January 18, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    You will always be a friend of mine Mike… you were an amazing, kind person…. I was blessed to have known you… Ride On and save me a seat….

  4. Rick on January 18, 2023 at 9:29 pm

    Rest easy Wahoo…

  5. Roger Rush on January 19, 2023 at 6:07 am

    Mike you will certainly be missed by many. You were a fantastic person and always made everyone feel welcome. Rest In Peace my friend.

  6. Amy Coomey on January 20, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    I knew Mike and became friends through our children. Cody and my Emma. They ran together cross country and ran together as friends. I was invited to many of his garage parties where he was always welcoming, laughing and the life of the party. Later as a nurse I would know him as my patient and always admired his positivity. He was a man who deserved many many more years but clearly loved and lived life making friends as well as an impact on all the lives he encountered. Blessings in the afterlife as you’ll be missed.

  7. RICHARD J PABST on January 21, 2023 at 7:29 pm


  8. Mark Leonard on January 28, 2023 at 12:38 am

    Mike has left a lifetime of memories that are Infinite. It’s been decades ago, i can’t remember 1 time Mike wasn’t smiling, excluding those terrible jump shots on Leopold Blvd lol. Mike had his self-proclaimed prehistoric, Wahoo ways! I appreciate my experience with Mike. My condolences to Susan, Jimmy, Jill and the extended family. God Bless Micheal Stanton.

  9. Mark L on January 28, 2023 at 11:07 am

    And God Bless my typo *Michael!

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