MARTINSBURG, NY – Harry F. Ortlieb, Jr., 52, passed away on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, after an illness.
Born Dec. 7, 1968, in Lowville, the son of Harry F. and Rita S. (Grandjean) Ortlieb, he graduated in 1987 from Lowville Academy and Central School.
He worked for V.S. Virkler & Sons, Inc., Lowville.
Harry is survived by his daughter, Sara Colwell of Wellston, MI; siblings, Lisa M. (Chris) Decker and Craig H. (Jill) Ortlieb, both of Lowville; nieces and nephews, Emily (Kyle) Domago, Port Leyden; and Jenna, Jared, and Drew Ortlieb, all of Lowville; his companion, Bobbie Marra, and her children, Aleesha, Rebecca, and Steven, all of Martinsburg; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents, his paternal grandparents, Herman and Klara Ortlieb, maternal grandparents, Lester and Shirley Grandjean, aunts, and an uncle.
Harry loved running heavy equipment machinery, hunting, fishing, enjoyed hockey with Steven, and spending time with family and friends.
A private burial will be held at Martinsburg Cemetery. A Celebration of Life for anyone who wants to attend will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Martinsburg Fire Department.
Memorials in Harry’s name may be made to: Martinsburg Fire Department, P.O. Box 143, Martinsburg, NY 13404.
Online condolences may be made at www.sundquistfh.com