39-year-old Father of Five Battling Cancer

(Oneida, NY – March 2012) A 39-year-old Oneida father of five recently was diagnosed with stage-four colorectal cancer. Stanley “Stoch” Nodine was being treated for a suspected infection in November and December before being admitted to Oneida Healthcare Center Feb. 22 after developing difficulty breathing.

Two days later he was transferred to SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse where he was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer Feb. 27.

Family say the cancer has spread to his liver and lung; continuing treatment will include a series of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery to remove the tumors, said sister Margo Nodine Frink, who spoke for the family. She said he already has undergone numerous procedures and tests, as well as several surgeries.

Nodine, who has worked for 15 years as a dump truck driver for Canastota Concrete, a division of W. F. Saunders Co., was just married Dec. 24. He has two children, one by a previous marriage, and three step-children. The youngest, Jayden, is 3 years old.

Jen Nodine is a certified nurse’s aide who became a stay-at-home mom when Jayden was born.

“Stoch gets laid off during the winter months, and he was laid-off, collecting unemployment, when he first got sick,” Frink said. “He is now on disability. With all those mouths to feed and Jen a stay-at-home mom, it’s going to be tough for them financially. He has insurance, but they will need help defraying other costs.”

The family is struggling with expenses not covered by insurance.

“Friends and family are planning to hold a benefit sometime down the road,” Frink said, explaining that the family is still coming to grips with the news. “We are thinking early June, but plans have not been finalized yet.”

Nodine is the son of Shirley Nodine and the late Stanley Nodine Sr. He is a lifelong Oneida resident, growing up in the Oneida Valley area. He attended Durhamville Elementary School, played baseball for Durhamville and graduated Oneida High School, where he also played on the baseball team.

Nodine has coached Oneida Pop Warner Football for seven years, Little League for three years and Babe Ruth for two years.

Contributions may be made payable to Jen Nodine and mailed in care of M3P Media, LLC, P.O. Box 3, Wampsville, N.Y. 13163.

By martha

10 thoughts on “Family Needs Help”
  1. this story breaks my heart. u guys have gone threw more then enough.this is the least i can do.keep fighting stoch dont let ur headdown.ur a great man.

  2. Stoch is such a great guy. Enjoyed playing darts with him and seeing him at Babe Ruth when Chittenango played against Oneida. Prayers are with him and his family.

  3. Hi i am the drummer in the back to country band in oneida and im sure that if you get a date set bumm and marv and i will do our best to bring some good old country and some newer stuff call bumm at 363 7359 my number is 762 4869 but bum and marv do the bookings hope everything goes great for you all

  4. Will say Lot’s of Prayer’s for you & Jenn and your Family Stoch…try to keep your chin up… you to Margo…

  5. Margo great story and way to get it out to everyone that didn’t already know about Stoch…he has always been there for others and we will be there for him. Let me know if you need any help on the benefit

  6. played high school ball against stoch back in the day. Hes a good guy and deserves the best! Help support him and his family at this trying time.

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