Lynn E. Backus Jr.

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Lynn E. Backus, Jr.
Lynn E. Backus, Jr., 53, of Mohawk, passed away peacefully, Saturday, February 9, 2013, in the Little Falls Hospital, with his loving family by his side. He was born on May 11, 1959, in Ilion, the son of Lynn E. and Elizabeth Robothom Backus, Sr. Lynn was a graduate of Mohawk High School, Class of '78, and SUNY Morrisville with a degree in Agriculture. He continued training and received his CDL. On March 20, 1996, Lynn married the former Majorie Martin in Schuyler. Lynn was currently employed as a truck driver and mechanic with Ron Allen Trucking, Canajoharie. He loved his career and had a great knowledge as a mechanic. Lynn was a true family man, who took pleasure in spending time and having fun with all of his family and friends. During his spare time, he would be in his garage always working on some project. Lynn is surviving by his loving and devoted wife, Marjorie; his father, Lynn E. Backus, Sr., and his wife, Susan (Step-Monster); his mother, Elizabeth Backus; his sons and daughter-in-law, Joe Martin and his wife, Rebecca, of W. Winfield, Derek Martin, of Mohawk, and Lynn E. Backus, III, of Mohawk; his granddaughter, Emily Morgan Martin, of W. Winfield; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed Backus and his wife, Lori, of Mohawk, Tom Backus and his wife, Norreen, of Ilion, and Tim Backus and his wife, Chris, of Watertown; his sister, Deb Ellison, of OK; his special friends, Jason and Michele Brewer, of Mohawk; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion, Town of Frankfort, from 4-7 p.m. Lynn's funeral service will commence at 7 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013, with Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating, immediately following the visitation at the funeral home. Online condolences may be given by visiting The family is being cared for by Scott J. Pizer, funeral director for the Enea Family Funeral Homes.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Feb. 12, 2013
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