He served on the board of the Adirondack Mennonite Camping Association, was a member of the Association of Mennonite Aid Society, was a member of the Lewis County Maple Producers, worked with pre-school children at Hand in Hand Daycare while residing at Brookside. He also volunteered for Mennonite Disaster Relief. He was a lifelong student of the bible and shared his knowledge as a Sunday school teacher and a Vacation Bible School teacher for many decades.
He enjoyed woodworking, reading, travelling, and visiting with friends and family.
He is survived by five daughters and four sons in law, Lena Mae Martin, Fulton, Yvonne and Jim Dunn, Evergreen Colo., Marcia and Fred Moshier, Harrisonburg, Va., Jane and Ned Nafziger, Canton, OH and Beverly and David Chartrand, Oswego; 11 grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins; two brothers in law Harold Widrick, Ontario, Canada, and Earl Widrick, Adams Center; two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Gladys and Floyd Moshier, Lowville and Loretta and Aaron Widrick, Martinsburg; a brother-in-law and his wife, Simon and Diane Gingerich, Castorland.
He was predeceased by his
siblings Warren, Reuben and Emma Yousey, Elva Widrick, Mabel
Yancey, and his step siblings, Joseph Schweitzer, Ezra
Schweitzer, and Ann Huni.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Beaver Camp 8884 Buck Point Rd. Lowville NY 13367 or
the Croghan Mennonite Church Mission Budget PO Box 68
Croghan, NY 13327.
Information provided by
Adirondack Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown,