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Milford J. Schwartzentruber
June 24, 1935 ~ October 29, 2020 (age 85)

MARTINSBURG – Under the care of his loving family and Lewis County Hospice, Milford John Schwartzentruber, 85, died on October 29, 2020, in the Lewis County Health System after being admitted the day before.

He was born on June 24, 1935, in the Lewis County General Hospital to John M. and Christina (Martin) Schwartzentruber. In his youth, he attended Lowville Academy and Central School but only later earned a GED. From 1958 to 1960, Milford served in the U.S. Army.  Following his discharge, he worked at carpentry for a few years before accepting a job in 1962 at Widrick and Sons, Inc.,the John Deere dealer.  In 1994, he retired as the manager of the parts department. A self-taught guitar, mandolin, and harmonica player, he had, at one time, performed with the Country Stompers musical group as well as with the Living Hope Ministries (formerly of the Pine Grove Community Church).  Currently, he belonged to the music group, Down Home.  Otherwise, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He had belonged to the Jack McDonald Hunting Club.

He is survived by two brothers, Roger Schwartzentruber and Nelson (Bernadine) Schwartzentruber, all of Martinsburg; a niece, Carrie (David) Kanagy, of Belleville, Pennsylvania; two nephews, Eric Schwartzentruber, of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, and John (Marika) Schwartzentruber, of Martinsburg; a grandnephew, Joshua Kanagy; and two grandnieces, Sarah and Mary Kanagy; as well as by cousins and many friends.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a brother, Allyn R. Schwartzentruber, who died on August 24, 1985.

A private graveside service will be held at the Croghan Mennonite Church Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Because of the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, calling hours and a public memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Iseneker Funeral Home, 5702 Waters Road, Lowville. New York.  Contributions in Milford’s memory may be made to Living Hope Ministries, c/o Tim Hillegas, 7432 East Road, Lowville, New York 13367 or to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, PO Box 266, Lowville, New York 13367.

The family extends a thank you to Dr. Steven Lyndaker; hospice coordinator, and to Katie Root and the Lewis County Health System Emergency Room and East Wing staffs for the loving care shown to Milford.

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2020.

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