Lucille A. Bishop, 88, of Jefferson Street, died Sunday, Aug.
8, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.
A funeral Mass will be said 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at
St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville, with Rev.
Christopher Carrara, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow
in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan. Following the burial,
family and friends are invited to a gathering at the Bishop
home, 5267 Jefferson Street, Lowville. There will be no
Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
Born April 18, 1922, in New Bremen, a daughter of Francis M.
“Frank” and Jessie Turck Ritz, she graduated in 1937
from Lowville Academy at the age of 15. She worked doing
domestic work throughout Lewis County and Carthage.
She married Cecil G. Bishop on Dec. 22, 1945, at St.
Stephen’s Rectory in Croghan, with Rev. Ermin E. Klaus,
OFM, officiating. After their marriage, the couple lived in
Tennessee for eight years. After returning to New
York, the couple owned and operated Pickert’s Drug Store
in Copenhagen for three years. In the 1960s.
Mrs. Bishop worked for the Lowville Journal and Republican,
finishing as Editor in 1972. She worked for the
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service office
until 1982, upon retirement.
Mrs. Bishop enjoyed spending time with her
Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Cecil; a daughter,
Ann Elizabeth Blair, Amherst, Va.; a son and his wife,
Dennis G. and Pamela Bishop, Lowville; two grandchildren,
Jill and Craig Ortlieb, Lowville, and Andrew G. and Kristy
Bishop, Windham, Maine; three great-grandchildren, Jenna,
Jared and Drew Ortlieb; a sister, Rose Alma Farney,
Lowville; nieces, nephews and cousins.
A son-in-law, Michael J. Blair, a brother, Richard Ritz; and
a sister, Dorothy R. Keib, all died before her.
Condolences may be made
online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.
Information provided by Iseneker
Funeral Home, Inc. of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown,