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Harold M. Lowery 06/05/2018

Harold M. Lowery, 80, DeKalb Junction, passed away at home surrounded by his family. Calling hours will be Friday, June 8, 2018, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction. A funeral mass will be on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1:30 PM at St. Mary’s Church, Canton, Father Bryan Stitt officiating. Burial will follow at Hermon Cemetery, Pastor Robert La Clair officiating. Harold was born April 14, 1938, to Catherine E. (McHugh) and Hernden Lowery. He married Carol Ann Lowery October 20, 1962, at St. Henry’s Church in DeKalb with Father Whittaker officiating. He is survived by wife of 56 years, Carol A., son Michael H. (Ellen) Lowery, Pulaski, daughter Lisa M. (Bob La Clair) Perry, DeKalb Junction; grandchildren, Catherine (Miguel) Perry, Syracuse, Ian (Kaylee) Lowery, Richlands, NC, Max Lowery, Pulaski, and Patrick (Matasha) Perry, DeKalb Junction; great granddaughter, Alaina Lowery; sisters, Kathleen Goria, Nyack, NY, and Ursula Coffey, Russell, NY; many beloved nieces and nephews; friends and neighbors; and his faithful companion, Bella. Harold is predeceased by sisters, Mary Eleanor Rowell, Eileen Derushia, Bernice Dashnaw, and Esther Bice; brothers Robert Hand, John Hand, and Earl Patrick Hand; special Uncle P. Joseph McHugh; and great granddaughter Olivia Ann Lowery. Harold attended Hermon High School and graduated from Anchorage High School while in Alaska. Harold has been a lifelong farmer on the Orebed Road in DeKalb Junction, receiving the Century Farm distinction in 2016, which is awarded to farms that have been in continuous operation by the same family for over 100 years. He also served in the Alaska Air National Guard and worked at Kinney Drugs, Inc., Long Year Drilling at the mines, trucked cattle to local cattle auctions, as well as a variety of other work activities to provide for his family. He (as a teenager) and his family took over the operation of the farm upon his father’s death. Haroldy Acres has been a source of pride and enjoyment for the entire family, passing on the legacy of hard work, determination, and character (with a few shenanigans mixed in!) He will always be remembered for a wink and a smile, his quick wit, great advice, and a good joke. Harold always had draft and riding horses including his favorite mare Dolly and her four siblings who were born, raised, and worked on the farm. You could always find him lending a hand to anyone in need, placing others before himself, and could unequivocally be counted on for standing up for what he believed to be right – which you never had to question, especially when he spun his hat around! Harold served on the DeKalb Town Board for 23 years, chairman of the St. Lawrence County Democratic Committee for the town of DeKalb, Gouverneur/SLC Fair Board, draft horse superintendent at Gouverneur fair, member of the St. Lawrence Valley Draft Horse Club, North Country Arabian Horse Association, and he and his family participated in showing animals and exhibits at the Gouverneur Fair for generations. You could also find him giving rides for various organizations with his beloved draft horses. Harold enjoyed camping, gardening, animals of all kinds, and helping others. Harold will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, children, family and friends. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

  1. Cynthia Turnbull Sherman
    June 6th, 2018 at 16:39 | #1

    Special thoughts and prayers to all of you….Harold was a great man and contributed in many ways to the community and will be remembered by all. Thinking of you at this time

  2. Sherry Lytle
    June 6th, 2018 at 16:49 | #2

    Just a note to let you know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.

    Robert and Sherry Lytle

  3. Julie Parkman
    June 6th, 2018 at 21:23 | #3

    Sending you prayers. Mr. Lowery was a very kind and generous man.We will miss him very much.
    The Parkman Family

  4. Brenda Winters
    June 6th, 2018 at 21:30 | #4

    Thinking of you Lisa, and your family, at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories you cherish forever.

  5. Laura Fuller
    June 6th, 2018 at 21:53 | #5

    Carol and family,
    Harold will always hold a special place in my heart. I will miss his hugs. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love
    Laura

  6. Danielle
    June 6th, 2018 at 22:41 | #6

    Prayers for all family and friends, he definitely will be missed yet his wonderful funny memories shall be remembered forever, so sorry to hear about this information , he was such a loving kind generous funny man, the hayrides and his comedy ,when he would get all worked up he’s swing his hat sideways it was so funny of course that was during political conversations lol, i pray for u all fly high and rest in peace ,

  7. Brenda R Alguire
    June 6th, 2018 at 23:37 | #7

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
    Brenda Bigelow Alguire

  8. Bill Hay
    June 7th, 2018 at 08:37 | #8

    Harold will be sadly missed What a great guu

  9. Liston and Susan Willard
    June 7th, 2018 at 11:52 | #9

    Thoughts and prayers to the Lowery family. Harold was a very special person and will be missed. He never drove by without stopping for a quick hello or at the very least a friendly wave if anyone was in sight.

  10. Bob and Ann Erwin
    June 7th, 2018 at 13:50 | #10

    Carol and family, we are so sorry for your loss of a great man and friend. We had good times with him and lots of laughs. He will be missed by all who knew him. Cherish your memories of him

  11. Bill Dibble
    June 7th, 2018 at 14:44 | #11

    So sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. God’s comfort to all his family at this time. I will miss him. I am glad to have known a man such as him. May he Rest in Peace.

  12. Vicky Sharpe
    June 7th, 2018 at 18:57 | #12

    Carol and family, so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Ethel Ann Van Meter Rowell
    June 7th, 2018 at 21:04 | #13

    My Uncle Harold was a great Uncle to visit in the late 50’s & 60’s. A pleasure to listen to him about his farm, horses and family. Though we lost contact these many years his kindness, smile and wink have always been in my memories and on video. He was the man I was gonna marry at 6, but Aunt Carol got to him first. “A life that touches others goes on forever.” Linda and I loved this family as our own.

  14. Tom and Dawn Latimer
    June 12th, 2018 at 14:58 | #14

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you and your family with sympathy.

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