Jesse Stanton Conner
With deepest sorrow, we announce the passing of Jesse Stanton Conner, our beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. Jesse was born on June 4, 1995 and left us, too soon, on June 26, 2020. Those who knew Jesse, were blessed by his sharp wit and wisdom, his loyalty, and his individuality. Jesse was a graduate of La Salle Institute and studied Animal Science at SUNY Cobleskill. Jesse grew up farming and had a strong passion for dairy cows. He lived out his passion as a herdsman at Retso Holsteins, in Schodack Landing.
Jesse loved working on the farm and was devoted to his work and the animals he cared for; in addition, he was well respected for his dedication and knowledge. Jesse was an old soul and longed for the simpler times of hard work and family. He could often be seen sporting an Amish hat and chewing grass. Jesse’s sometimes curmudgeon personality and clever remarks couldn’t mask his big heart and his caring ways. Jesse was and will always be loved and appreciated for being true to himself.
Jesse will be missed everyday by his mother, Michele Price (Thomas), father, Michael Conner (Jacy) , brother Ryan, grandparents Michael and Elva Conner, and Clay and Rebecca Fingar, his uncle Stephen (Diane) Fingar, his cousins Victoria Fingar and Marie Finck, and additional aunts, uncles, and cousins whom he cherished, as well as his many dear friends, and loving companions Claire and Arthur.
Please remember Jesse through your prayers, kind words, smiles, and perhaps one of the many stories he’s left us with.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Route 9, Valatie. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Route 203, Valatie. A celebration of Jesse’s life will follow at Glencadia Rod and Gun Club, County Route 46, Stuyvesant Falls.