LOWVILLE, N.Y. —
B. “Terry” Podolski, 56, of Route 177, died Sunday,
March 25, at Lewis County General Hospital.
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.
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.
was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
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.
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
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,