Howard V. Koster

January 20, 2010  

TURIN, N.Y.  —  Howard V. Koster, 86, a retired dairy farmer from the Carpenter Road, die Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 19, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.

Born Dec. 16, 1923, in Martinsburg, a son of the late Dennis D. and Grace Stanford Koster, he attended General Martin School in Glenfield. 

He married Winifred M. Lincourt on June 16, 1951, at her parent’s home in Salisbury with Rev. Bascum officiating. Soon after, Howard and his father purchased a dairy farm on the Carpenter Road where they worked together until his father’s death in 1966. He continued operating the farm with his wife, “Honey” until their son, Jim purchased it.

Howard was interested in gardening, making maple syrup, woodworking and working with his hands. 

He enjoyed reading, especially the newspaper and all his cats, but most of all, his favorite cat, “Boots”. He also greatly enjoyed going to camp.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m.  Friday, Jan. 22, at Sundquist Funeral Home, with Rev. Evan Zehr, officiating. A spring burial will be in Martinsburg Cemetery. 

Family and friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to the Turin Fire Department.

Surviving are his wife, Winifred; a son and his wife, Jim and Monika; a daughter and her husband, Phyllis and Bill Schindler, all of Turin; a brother and his wife, Dennis D. and Shirley, Saugerties; three grandchildren, Renee Koster and Richard Gonzalez, Canton;, Michelle Koster and Shane Tabolt, Lowville, and William J. Schindler, Turin; and many nieces and nephews.

Three sisters, Dorothy Kirk, Gladys Spann and Mildred DeLong, a brother, Harold Koster, and a half-brother, Richard Zehr, all died before him.

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