BEAVER FALLS, NY — Edward E. Laubscher, 89, formerly of Main Street, passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.
In keeping with Ed’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Ed has generously donated his body as an Anatomical Gift to SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY.
Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home Inc., Lowville.
Ed was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Auburn, NY, a son of the late Howard and Clara Corp Laubscher. He attended Solvay High School. He joined the Army and served stateside during the Korean War.
On Aug. 8, 1953, he married Sharlene M. Keller at Amboy Presbyterian Church with Rev. Evan E. Evans, officiating. Mrs. Laubscher passed away on April 5, 2018.
Ed worked for Crucible Steel, Marble Farms Dairy, in Syracuse, where he delivered milk and served as route manager before he purchased the dairy. After selling the dairy in 1989, together with his wife, the couple moved to Long Pond.
Ed was a member of Beaver River Memorial Post #1663 Croghan American Legion.
He liked to work with his hands and build and fix things. He was self -taught in refrigeration. He won several awards at the New York State Fair, especially for cottage cheese. He supplied butter for the NYS Fair for several years.
He enjoyed water skiing, vacationing in Florida and had a fondness for Cadillacs.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Diana Laubscher of Dekalb; special nieces and nephews, Jeff (Angela) Keller of Camillus, Terri Vought of Michigan, Lynn Coffey-Edelman and her husband, Kurt Edelman of Huntington Station; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Kari, Jeremy, Lindsay, Brook, Miki, and Jerred (Spike); 14 great-grandchildren who all loved their GG, and a great- great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sharlene; a daughter, Lauri Beth Sauro; a great-great granddaughter, Harley Rose Farney, and a sister, Patricia Milliman.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Amboy Bell-Isle United Church, 6190 Airport Rd, Syracuse, NY 13209 or the Beaver River Memorial Post #1663 Croghan American Legion P.O. Box 217, Croghan, NY 13327.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com