LAKE GEORGE — Stephen Clark Britton — life of the party, ladies man and outlaw.
Steve spoke his last four-letter word on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Although he left us at the young age of 64, which was way longer than anyone who knew him expected, he managed to pack in 150 years of living like only he could. He passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
He had a passion for living large. Fast boats, snowmobiles, motorcycles and vodka. He also loved his kids, sticky buns, Shaggy and chocolate-covered cherries. He was the first to sing with every band, anywhere, and no pair of drumsticks were ever safe. He had a flair for fashion, wearing only the most stylish shirts and Billy Cosby-like sweaters, as well as tiny short shorts, while taking home a Connecticut State championship in tennis.
He successfully owned and operated his business, Britton Drilling and Blasting, for over 40 years, and was considered one of the best blasters in the state of New York. And if someone ever doubted him, they can ask anyone who endured the hours of “one more and then we’ll call it a night!”
Steve loved to tell stories. And while they may have only been 50 percent true, they were 100 percent awesome.
As much as people knew hanging out with him would end with a night in jail or a killer hangover, he was the type of man people would drive 16 hours at the drop of a dime to come see.
When Steve took off for the boat races in the sky, he left behind his son, Stephen “Boomer” Britton Jr. and his wife, Betsy; his daughter, Brooke “Beeges” Britton; four beautiful grandchildren, Bailey, Riley, Charley and Reese; and his former wife, Lori Florian, who was the angel on his shoulder in his last years. He is also survived by his mother, Carole “Gram” Kooker Britton; his father, J Robert Britton; his older brother, Robert “Bobby Walton” Britton and his wife, Nadine; and two younger siblings, Bill and his wife, Jenny, and Carole and her boyfriend, John. And waiting for him at the gates of heaven with a cold Coors Light is his younger brother, Jeffery Britton. Steve had a slew of nieces and nephews whom he considered his own kids. He wore the “Favorite Uncle” badge with extreme pride. He would like you all to remember to take off your shoes the next time you board a boat.
Grey Goose Vodka and Arizona Iced Tea companies are devastated by the loss of Steve.
A celebration of life will be held at The Boathouse Restaurant on Lake George immediately following a 10 a.m. Mass on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lake George.
Arrangements are entrusted to Radloff Funeral Home, 136 Warren St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.
In lieu of flowers, please pay the open bar tab, or donations may be made to the North Queensbury Volunteer Fire Company or the CR Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital.