Michael J. Stoddard

Michael J. Stoddard, 25, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018. He was born in Albany, NY on June 25, 1992. Mike graduated from Galway High School and the BOCES Program for Heavy Equipment Operators.

Mike worked for the Saratoga Co Highway Department. When he was 14 years old he started as an explorer for the Galway Volunteer Fire Dept. The firehouse quickly became his passion and he proudly served as a volunteer fireman, where he held the position of Captain and also served on the department dive team.

Mike was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. His was an avid diver.

Mike is survived by his mother Christy Sheehan; father James Stoddard and his wife Nicole; siblings Dan Sheehan (Noel Chambers), Ryan Sheehan and his fiancée Samantha; Ashley Sheehan (John VanNoy), Lindsey Sheehan (Kara); niece Aaralyn, nephew Landon; his beloved dog Tyson, and all of his brother firemen at the Galway Volunteer Fire Department.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 1 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 3 at 1pm at the Galway Vol. Fire Dept, 1985 West Street, Galway. Friends are invited to gather at the firehouse at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mike may be made to the Galway Volunteer Fire Department.

Guest Book

Danielle Jamie

My heart is broken at the news of your passing. I wish I had known sooner. I’ve been thinking about you so much lately, even though we spent a short time together, you left an imprint forever in my life & my heart. Every time I hike big hallow, see a fire truck or eat at Friendly's or Texas Roadhouse I’ll think of you

Patty Adams

RIP Mikey... I never got a chance to meet you but you have touched my heart in many ways just hearing the kind of man you were through your sister. Give my son Gary and my husband like a big hug for me and also your Uncle Jimmy and tell them how much I miss them. God Rest Your Soul.

Kelly Rose Brodmerkel

Rest in peace Mike, you will be missed. Love you always!! Xoxo

Tom Amell

Rest in peace my friend
I wish I had known about the demons that were haunting you.

Chelsea Doherty

Jamesway, Christy, Dan, Ryan, Ashley and Lindsay sending thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time. May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead. RIP Mikey

Lisa Bull-Slunaker

Uncle Jimmy, I am so very sorry for your loss, I wish I could be there to hug you and let you know we are here for you. Mikey turned into a fine young man. I’m saddened that I’m not going to get a chance to know my little cousin more. I know you are so proud of him and so proud to be his dad. My heart breaks for you. Hugs to you. Love your niece Lisa

Kristy and Corey Jennings

Mikey, You and Corey were pretty much raised together. You learned to hunt, fish, camp, ride bikes and so on. I remember when your Mom and Dad told us that they were having you and how excited we all were for you to get here. You will be sorely missed by all those whose lives you touched. Our deepest condolences go out to Christy, Jamesway, Nicole, Ashley, Lindsey, Dan and Ryan and your respective families and well as your Fireman Brothers and Sisters. We love you always kid.

Jean Pepper

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and fire dept. family.


Anne Rose

It's been many years since I've seen you all. You have all grown to be amazing adults, but in my mind I still see the redheads and the twins and of course the little shrimp! Unfortunately it took tragedy like this to remind me how much you all are still a part of my heart......... Mikey your absence here is felt by all you left behind and you will of course be missed. But as for me, I believe you are in a place of peace and joy. So though I will still feel the sorrow of your absence, my heart rejoices for your eternal peace and happiness. Rest in peace sweet boy!

Ron & Martha French

RIP Mikey. God will welcome you and all your friends & relatives will miss you so very much. No one knows why you left us, because we all loved you very much. We've known you since you were a child and never wanted to lose you. You will be in our prayers forever. We believe heaven needed another angel and that is the reason you are there. We hope you find my brother there and the two of you will be at peace and have tons of fun with all the others. God will bless you Mikey and we will miss you with all our hearts. We will all see you someday, so wait and greet us with your smile. Till we meet again God bless and care for you. Love you and miss you.

Loni Koubek

Ryan and Family: I am so very truly saddened and sorry for your loss. I remember Mike going through school with Kyle and Tyler. Boy, it seems he grew up to be quite a young man with many wonderful achievements. Putting himself at risk for others through the fire department and dive team. He was a very handsome young man with obviously a wonderful, bright soul. Unfortunately, we don't know what was happening internally, and I'm sure this is one of the hardest things your family has had to endure. May you find peace in knowing that his internal struggles are no more and he is resting in peace, guiding and watching you from above. He is your angel. Love and peace to all.

David and Tiffany Armitage

We are so sorry for your loss.

Jeanette Galusha

Mike it was a pleasure to know you. To see what you become.

De Mayette Ditton

I am so sorry for your loss Jimmy.
Sending prayers for you and your family in your time of sorrow

Jim Carroll

Such a tragic loss to so many people. This will hurt the community for a long time to come. RIP my young Brother....

Laura West

Jamesway. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Mikey when he was just a little kid and how happy and respectful he was. He grew up to be a wonderful man. Please except my condolences

Tim & Peggy Sheehan

Our heartfelt condolences. We are so sorry for the loss of Mike. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Julie Bowers

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you.

Mike Eldred

Sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers from Middle Falls Fire Dept. He will be missed by many RIP Brother we have it from here.


Jamesway I was heartbroken to hear about little Mikey. Please know you're all in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let me know.

Tanesha & Jack Corlew

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time of great sadness of the loss of a great person that had so much more of life.

Jim Siudy

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike's family and his brothers and sisters at Galway. We sometime's don't understand life's bumps and bruises, but rest assured the pain Mike was feeling is now gone! Fly high Mike, Station #23 has it from here!

Michael Jennings

Words alone will never express the sorrow of you flying high. You were my sons best friend. Our families were close. We camped together, rode atvs together, I coaxed the two of you into riding the sky coaster, we went to six flags. We even got our hunter safety certificate together. So many memories to share and will never be forgotten. I will miss you stopping in from time to time. I am so proud of everything you have accomplished in your young adulthood. God has a special purpose for you. We will celebrate your life as you would want us to. Your family and friends will always love you and cherish the many special moments. We all love you and will miss you too.

Jamesway, Christy, Dan, Ryan, Ashley and Lindsay, we shall always have many fond memories of your son and brother. May he rest in peace and happiness. Love to all of you.

Laurie West

To Mike's family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Mike will be missed.

Diane Gotham Palmateer

We are so very sorry to hear about Mike. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family including his Galway Volunteer Fire Dept family.
With our deepest and sincere sympathy,
Mike and Diane Palmateer

Loretta Phillips

My condolences to the family.

Rhonda, Tyler

Mikey you will be soo missed by many Love you! Rest in peace.