Leonard Frank Lowe, ‘Lenny’, of Ellenville, a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Kaplan Family Hospice Home in Newburgh. He was 88 years of age.
The son of the late Byron G. and Nora Mae Hook Lowe, he was born March 3, 1933, in Ellenville.
Lenny graduated from Ellenville High School and then served his country in the US Army for 2 years followed by the Army Reserve for 8 years. On June 28, 1958 he married the love of his life, Joan Robisch. Sadly, Joan predeceased him in 2003.
Lenny worked for NY Telephone where he was a Service Foreman retiring in 1988 after 32 years. After retirement he and Joan spent many winters in Florida where he enjoyed fishing, golf, and participating in local church activities. He was an active member of the Ellenville Reformed Church where he served as Deacon and an Elder, he was a member of the Shawangunk Country Club, the Telephone Pioneers, the Ulster County Board of Elections, Past President of the Ellenville School Board, and of course his beloved Delaware Hunting Club.
Surviving are his two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Valerie Lowe of Oneida and Robert and Nancy Lowe of Stevens, PA; four grandchildren, Samantha (Joseph Maher) Lowe of Tavernier FL, Phillip (Stacie) Lowe of Holly Springs NC, Steven (Jade) Lowe of Dunkirk NY and Tyler (Emily Haws) Lowe of Sinking Spring PA; great-granddaughter Lizzie Lowe; and his sister, Nora (Paul) Schoonover.
Besides his parents and his wife Joan, Lenny was predeceased by his siblings, Grant Lowe, Eva Rode, Ethel Beach and Devereline Exner.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at 11am at the Ellenville Reformed Church,. 188 Canal St., Ellenville with the Rev. Zachary Pearce officiating. Burial will follow in the Fantinekill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Leonard’s name to the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, 1 Sunrise Lane, Newburgh, NY 12550.