Obituary: Calvin L. Farney, 75, Lowville
Published: October 30, 2023
By: Provided by Sundquist Funeral Home
Calvin L. Farney
LOWVILLE - 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
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.
predeceased by his sister, Mary Ellen Murphy, his brothers-in-law, Herbert
E. Jr. and Michael
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
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.
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
condolences of sympathy may be made to: www.sundquist.com