Description automatically generated with medium confidence 


A close-up of a wording on a red background

Description automatically generated with low confidence



A picture containing text, clipart

Description automatically generated







A person wearing glasses and a red sweater

Description automatically generated with low confidence

A dog looking at the camera

Description automatically generated with low confidence

Logo, company name

Description automatically generated







Description automatically generated with medium confidence




Obituary: Calvin L. Farney, 75, Lowville


Published: October 30, 2023

By: Provided by Sundquist Funeral Home


Calvin L. Farney


A person with a beard

Description automatically generatedLOWVILLE - Calvin L. Farney, 75, died Saturday morning, October 28th, with his family at his side, at University Hospital, where he had been a patient since last week. 


Cal was born on March 1, 1948 in Lowville, the son of the late Harold J. and Ellen E. (Effley) Farney where he graduated from Lowville Academy and Central School, Class of 1966. He married Susan F. Call on February 4, 1967 at St. Peter's Catholic Church. After high school, he worked for Eastman Kodak, while there he attended Monroe Community College. He also owned and operated Cal's Mobil gas station in Plattsburgh. Cal retired after 25 years of service from Lewis County Highway Department in 2013. He and Sue made their home on Shady Avenue, Sue died on October 13, 2022. 


Surviving are his three sons, James E. (Vicki) Farney; David B. (Bridgette) Farney; Harold J. (Kari Winship) Farney; his eleven grandchildren, Kirstin, Sarah, Jennifer, Christopher, Ellen, Robert, Aiden, Dawson, Brookelynn, Juliana, and Sullivan; his two great granddaughters, Saydee and Jaide; his sister, Kay E. Garfield; his brother-in-law, James Murphy; and his sister-in-law, Jean A. Call.


Cal is predeceased by his sister, Mary Ellen Murphy, his brothers-in-law, Herbert E. Jr. and  Michael A. Call.


He was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, long time Lewis County CSEA President, member of Lewis County Marine Corps League, “Farney Hall” Detachment #754, member Beaver River Memorial Post #1663, where he was past Commander of Sons of the Legion, 5th District Past Commander, Sons of American Legion, life member of Lowville B.P.O.E. Lodge #1605, and Lowville volunteer driver for Disabled American Veterans, past Volunteer Fireman for Ridge Culver F.D. and South Plattsburgh F.D.


He and Sue loved spending time at their Sperryville camp, He was a 20 year member of Burnt Creek Hunting Club.


Calling hours for family and friends will be on Thursday, November 2nd, from 5 to 7:00 P.M. at Sundquist Funeral Home, where the Elks will conduct a service at 4:45 P.M.


A funeral Mass will be said on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Rev. Severinus Torwoe, Pastoral Vicar, officiating.


Following the Mass, family and friends are invited to a reception at Lewis County Marine Corps League, any food donations or covered dish to pass may be left off after 9:00 A.M. on Friday morning at Farney Hall.


A private burial will be in Apostolic Christian Cemetery. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Lewis County Marine Corps League, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 164, Lowville, NY 13367


On-line condolences of sympathy may be made to: www.sundquist.com





Description automatically generated with medium confidence





Copyright 2022 linkinglewiscounty.com