Stanley J. Szalach, 86, Turin

TURIN, NY — Stanley J. Szalach, 86, NYS Route 26, Turin, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.

Stanley was born on April 28, 1935, in Lowville, NY, a son of the late Benjamin and Louise Baron Szalach. He graduated from General Martin High School in Glenfield. Stanley enlisted in the U. S. Army and served from 1955 to1957.

After his service, he worked on and became the owner of the family farm.

On Sept. 19, 1964, he married Betty M. McCanney at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Constableville, NY, with the Rev. Jarecki officiating. Stanley and Betty were lifelong dairy farmers.

Stanley is survived by his wife, Betty; five children and their spouses, Philip and Vicky Szalach, of Port Crane; Patrick and Kimberly Szalach of Cazenovia; Christine and Brian Finn of Lowville; S. James and Jessica Szalach of Syracuse and Daniel and Katherine Szalach, of Turin, 13 grandchildren, Laura and Lindsey Szalach, Carleigh, Jacob, Jocelyn and Khloe Szalach, Chelsea and Anthony Magovney, Emily and Brianna Finn, Macie, Tyler and Xander Szalach and Parker Szalach.  He is also survived by a brother Roman Szalach of Watertown and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by four brothers, Mety, Benjamin, John and Joseph Szalach; and two sisters, Angeline Petrus and Mary Swiecki.

Stanley was a communicant of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville.  He served on The Lowville Farmer’s Co-Op Board of Directors for 33 years, was a member of Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) committee for 25 years and served as Turin Town Supervisor for 2 years.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. A funeral Mass will be said 11:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville, with Rev. Jay Seymour, pastor, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Lowville Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Turin Ambulance, 4239 N. State Street, Turin NY, 13473 or St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, 5457 Shady Ave, Lowville, NY 13367.

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