COOPERSTOWN – Heather Noelle Stalter, 42, of Cooperstown, wife of Sheriff’s Deputy Michael J. Stalter, died Sunday, Oct. 13, at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, following complication after emergency surgery.
Heather was born on Oct. 23, 1976, in Cooperstown, to MaryLou Boughton. She was raised on Long Island, later moving back to Cooperstown to be with her family, most notably her grandmother, for whom she had a great attachment and affection.
Heather made her way as a bartender in local Cooperstown establishments as well as an insurance salesperson and, later, a victim rights consoler.
She received her associate’s degree in Social Science from Herkimer Community College in 2010.
Heather was always quick to help local charity events, volunteering her time and making one of her always delicious meals to pass. She was passionate about animals, always being able to find what she called their itchy, scratchy spot, which caused a leg to dance or just a look of pure enjoyment.
She was a founding member of what she called the Jurassic Park Club with her nephew Parker Sitterly. This consisted of them both curling up on the couch dressed in Jurassic Park merchandise and watching Jurassic Park movies.
Heather was a kind and gentle soul always giving to others without a second thought.
Heather is survived by her husband Michael J. Stalter; her son, Shane M. Hansen and his fiancée Brie Senke; her daughter, Jenna L. Stalter; mother MaryLou Boughton; in-laws Gary and Sharon Stalter; brother ASA Boughton, his wife Betty and their children Abby and Lorna; sisters Tara Boughton and her children, Ava, Hazel and Alice; sister Kelly Snyder, her husband Dan and their children Parker, Cody and Colin; sister Shannon Piccoli, her husband Mark with their children Aria and Zoe; her aunt Rebecca Sciallo, her husband Ralph and their son Malachi.
A memorial service was today at the Cooperstown Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made the American Red Cross. To send condolences please visit www.ottmanfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
I will eternally love you my love, my best friend, my wife. Until I look into your eyes again.