Louis C. Belfield, Jr., 90 of Phoenix, NY formerly of Middleport, NY passed away on July 28.
Louis was born in Lockport, NY 5/18/1928 to Louis and Gertrude (Hogenmiller) Belfield, Sr. Louis was a Navy Veteran of WWII, a union carpenter, as well as a steamfitter. He was combat injured at the Battle of Okinawa, having entered the Navy at age 16. He was previously in the Merchant Marine at the age of 15. His lifelong admiration of his Country and fellow veterans and incredible courage throughout his life was an inspiration to his family and friends. Louis was also a past communicant of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Middleport where he had served as a trustee. His family was a great source of happiness.
Mr. Belfield was predeceased by his wife of 63 years Shirley (Wilson), a daughter, Sharon (Porretta), a Sister, Regina (Dreher) and a brother Phillip.
He is survived by his son, Michael (Judith) Belfield of Phoenix, NY, brothers: Kenneth Belfield of Gasport, David Belfield of Lockport and Robert Belfield of Jacksonville, FL. He is also survived by grandsons: Steven of Canton, GA, Jeremy of Mexico, NY, and Andrew Porretta of Cheektowaga, NY and brother-in-law Frederick Tremblay of Chapel Hill, NC. Louis is also survived by 5 great grandchildren: Alison (Janders), Noah, Stella and twins Emma and Lillian. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State Street-Middleport, FRIDAY August 10 from 3-6 p.m. where his Funeral Service will be held following visitation at 6 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family with Military Honors at Royalton Mountain Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Legion @ www.legion.org