Terence B. Podolski

March 26, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  —  Terence B. “Terry” Podolski, 56, of Route 177, died Sunday, March 25, at Lewis County General Hospital. 

Born Oct. 17, 1955, in Lowville, a son of the late Bernard P. and Mary Augustyn Podolski, Terry attended St. Peter’s Catholic School for nine years and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1973 with high honors. He continued his education at SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry receiving a bachelor's degree in resource management with a minor in wood products engineering.  

He started work for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in 1977 working his way up to a permanent Forestry Technician specializing in Forest Insect and Disease Research. He became a senior forester in 1989. During that time, he was influential in the Timber Sale and Inventory Program as he conducted several studies that enabled wood-using industries to feel confident in the available wood supply. He retired in September of 2010.

Terry was a member of the Carthage Rod and Gun Club and a member of its trap team. He was also a founding member of the shooting team at the Beaver River Industrial shoot and a life member of the NRA. 

As an avid outdoorsman, Terry loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed time spent with his best friend, Bernie, his beagle.

Terry was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, good friends and his sister-in-law Debbie Podolski of North Massapequa, N.Y.  

A brother, Frederick M. Podolski, died before him.

A funeral mass will be said 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at St. Pete's Catholic Church with Rev. Christopher Carrara, pastor officiating. Burial will follow at the Lowville Rural Cemetery.

Calling hours are scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Sundquist Funeral Home. 

Memorials in Terry’s name may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P. O. Box 266, Lowville, NY  13367.

Condolences may be made on the online guest book at www.sundquistfh.com.

Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.