David E. Honer, 67, of Naumburg,
died Sunday morning, Dec. 16, in the emergency room at Lewis
County General Hospital, after being stricken at
Born Sept. 5, 1945, in Syracuse, the son of Marion Honer, he
attended Beaver River Central School, graduating in June
David loved farming. He began his farming career working for
Bill Weller on the Number Three Road in Lowville. He worked
for Emmanuel Schneider in Naumburg, and later returned to
purchase the Schneider farm. David lived there until the
time of his passing.
David enjoyed showing cattle for many years at the local,
county and state fairs. He prided himself in being able to
pick out the Grand Champion cow from a herd. After retiring
from farming, David started his own business trucking
machinery. He could often be seen with his truck piled high,
on his way to "Beautiful Lancaster County,
David worked with and loved the Amish community. He was part
of many of their family dinners and celebrations. On most
days, and on his final day, he could be found in "his
office" at the local Dunkin Donuts, being a friend to
all who entered.
On Dec. 31, 1970, he married Mary Boshart of West Lowville,
at the home of the bride's parents. His father-in-law, Rev.
Lloyd Boshart, performed the ceremony. David and Mary made
their home in Naumburg and were the parents of two sons,
David Edward and Robert Edward. Mary passed away Feb. 19,
Surviving are two sons and their wives, David and Marian,
Naumburg, and Robert and Rebekah, Adams; a grandson,
Philopateer, and a granddaughter, Elice, both of Naumburg; a
stepfather George Jones Jr., Alabama; four sisters, Jennifer
Fontaine, Conn., Patricia Medlock, Ariz., Cindy Ann Craig,
Ala., and Janice Puzar, Ala.; and a brother, Rudy Jones,
Ala.; four sisters-in law and a brother-in-law: Ruthann
Roggie, Martha Boshart, Cathy RoshanKhan, Beth Steria and
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary, his mother,
Marion Honer, his
parents-in-law Rev. Lloyd and Naomi Boshart, and a
brother-in-law, Daniel Roggie.
David is remembered for his kind heart, selfless attitude
and giving spirit. He was known as a devoted husband,
father, father-in-law, and grandfather.
Calling hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at
Naumburg Mennonite Church. A funeral service will be 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 19, with burial to follow in the Croghan
Donations may be made to the David and Mary Honer Memorial
Scholarship Fund, River Valley Mennonite School, P.O. Box
141, Castorland, NY 13620.
may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are incomplete with Iseneker Funeral Home,
Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and