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Kirtland F. Stowell
HOOSICK FALLS, NY - Kirtland F. Stowell, 85, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center after a brief illness.
He formerly resided in Buskirk, N.Y., and was the husband of the late Helen Elizabeth Stowell, who passed on Mar. 15, 1992.
Born on Aug. 25, 1924, in Johnsonville, N.Y., son of the late Francis and Minnie Hunt Stowell, he attended Hoosick Falls High School.
Kirtland went to work on the family farm until 1963. He then worked for Oak Industries in Hoosick Falls until retiring in 1989, to care for his wife.
He enjoyed going to the local fairs, caring for his lawn, throwing horseshoes, and working with draft horses and oxen. Kirtland was a member of the Rensselaer County Draft Horse Association, the Washington County Fair Draft Animal Tent and the Johnsonville Grange.
He leaves his daughter, Judy Van Der Kar and husband, Jerry, of Hoosick Falls; granddaughter, Denise McMahon and husband, John; great-grandsons, Tyler and Travis McMahon, all of Petersburg, N.Y. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Saturday, June 26, at 10 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow at the Island Hill Cemetery in Buskirk. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening form 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad or the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 24, 2010
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