Charles Michael
COOPERSTOWN - Charles Michael "Mike" Stringer, a lifelong resident of the Cooperstown area, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in his camper at Riverside Village Mobile Home Park in Portlandville. He was 70.
Born Aug. 2, 1949, in Cooperstown, Mike was the son of Francis William Stringer and Ellen H. Shaw Stringer.
After graduating with the Class of 1967 from Cooperstown High School, he attended Fulton-Montgomery Community College.
For many years Mike served the community with many local businesses. He worked at Bassett Hospital as a cook, as well as Lake Front Motel and for many years was a flooring installer at Endwell & Direct Floor Covering. He then had his own family flooring business, Mike's Floor Covering, installing many new carpets and flooring for area residents and businesses. He then worked for The Farmers' Museum, The Fenimore House and Bayside Inn & Marina before his retirement.
In his leisure he enjoyed motorcycling, hunting, fishing and most of all being "Papa" to his six loving grandchildren and watching them grow.
Mike is survived by his three children, Jude Ann M. Tooley and husband, David and two daughters, Emily and Elizabeth of Cooperstown; Michael Stringer and wife, Jennifer of Cooperstown and two sons, Colton and Dylan and Bryan Stringer and wife, Stephanie of Oneonta and daughter, Cora and son, Mason; their mother and his former wife, Monica Talarico and husband, Samuel of Springfield Center; sister, Cheryl Ann DeVinny Miller and husband, John of Tennessee; sister-in-law, Lorraine Stringer of Belton, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, William "Bill" D. Stringer, who died April 11, 2015; and his parents, Ellen and Francis Stringer.
As per Mike's wishes, there will be no funeral service or calling hours. Mike will be laid to rest with his parents in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery.
The family will host a celebration of life at the Cooperstown Veterans Club at 2 p.m., Oct. 12. All are welcome.
As a way to remember Mike, his family would appreciate memorial donations to the Cooperstown Veterans Club, P.O. Box 1264, Cooperstown, NY 13326, in honor of the Stringer family.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Published on September 23, 2019


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Sep 24, 2019
So many special celebrations and memories! What I will treasure the most is The Twinkle in his eyes and Huge smiles when our beautiful grandchildren entered the room. How very blessed
Emily, Elizabeth,Coltan,Cora,Dylan
& Mason are to have experienced a grandfathers unconditional love. While we will all miss him the memories will be shared for generations
Dan Rohan
Sep 24, 2019
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Loves leaves a memory no one can steal.
Bud lundy
Sep 23, 2019
A good guy with a big heart and sense of humor. Loved life and family. He would tell you how it was if you needed telling. Always fun