David E. Honer

December 17, 2012  

NAUMBURG, N.Y.    David E. Honer, 67, of Naumburg, died Sunday morning, Dec. 16, in the emergency room at Lewis County General Hospital, after being stricken at Dunkin Donuts. 

Born Sept. 5, 1945, in Syracuse, the son of Marion Honer, he attended Beaver River Central School, graduating in June 1964.

David loved farming. He began his farming career working for Bill Weller on the Number Three Road in Lowville. He worked for Emmanuel Schneider in Naumburg, and later returned to purchase the Schneider farm. David lived there until the time of his passing.

David enjoyed showing cattle for many years at the local, county and state fairs. He prided himself in being able to pick out the Grand Champion cow from a herd. After retiring from farming, David started his own business trucking machinery. He could often be seen with his truck piled high, on his way to "Beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania."

David worked with and loved the Amish community. He was part of many of their family dinners and celebrations. On most days, and on his final day, he could be found in "his office" at the local Dunkin Donuts, being a friend to all who entered.

On Dec. 31, 1970, he married Mary Boshart of West Lowville, at the home of the bride's parents. His father-in-law, Rev. Lloyd Boshart, performed the ceremony. David and Mary made their home in Naumburg and were the parents of two sons, David Edward and Robert Edward. Mary passed away Feb. 19, 2009.

Surviving are two sons and their wives, David and Marian, Naumburg, and Robert and Rebekah, Adams; a grandson, Philopateer, and a granddaughter, Elice, both of Naumburg; a stepfather George Jones Jr., Alabama; four sisters, Jennifer Fontaine, Conn., Patricia Medlock, Ariz., Cindy Ann Craig, Ala., and Janice Puzar, Ala.; and a brother, Rudy Jones, Ala.; four sisters-in law and a brother-in-law: Ruthann Roggie, Martha Boshart, Cathy RoshanKhan, Beth Steria and Perry Steria.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary, his mother, Marion Honer,
his parents-in-law Rev. Lloyd and Naomi Boshart, and a brother-in-law, Daniel Roggie.

David is remembered for his kind heart, selfless attitude and giving spirit. He was known as a devoted husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather.

Calling hours will be 3 to  8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Naumburg Mennonite Church. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, with burial to follow in the Croghan Mennonite Cemetery. 

Donations may be made to the David and Mary Honer Memorial Scholarship Fund, River Valley Mennonite School, P.O. Box 141, Castorland, NY 13620.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.


Arrangements are incomplete with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.



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