Leroy W. Windecker
1931 - 2018
Obituary of Leroy W. Windecker
Mr. Leroy W. Windecker
Schuyler – Mr. Leroy W. Windecker, 87, of Schuyler, passed away, Thursday, August 30, 2018 at home with his family by his side.
He was born in Schuyler on May 2, 1931, the son of the late Harry and Elizabeth Farrington Windecker. He attended Frankfort schools and graduated from Frankfort-Schuyler High School with the class of 1950. Roy was married to Jane L. Plante on November 19, 1951 in Sts. Peter and Paul’s Church, Frankfort. Jane passed away on May 15, 1982. He was later united in marriage to Linda Smith on August 6, 1983 in Middleville. He would always comment that a man might be lucky enough to marry one great woman, but he was privileged to have married two during his lifetime. Roy was the owner and operator of Windex Farms in Schuyler for many years. He was a third generation dairy farmer, working with his parents and later with his son, Dale. He exemplified work ethic and worked on the farm daily until the age of 85. He was a member of the Herkimer County Soil and Water Conservation Board, serving for 27 years, the Grange, The Farm Bureau, OHM Holstein Club, NY Holstein Association, Herkimer County Dairy Herd Improvement Board and served as an Election Board Custodian for the Town of Schuyler for 50 years.
Roy is survived by his beloved wife, Linda; seven children, Dr. Debra Windecker and her husband, Stephen Geer of Fulton, Alan Windecker of Utica, Patti Sadler and her husband, Jack of Parrottsville, TN, Dale Windecker and his wife, Deborah of Schuyler, James Costello and his wife, Barbara of Herkimer, Melissa Sperry of Herkimer and Kimberly Costello and her wife, Lisa Williams of Selinsgrove, PA; his grandchildren, Teressa, Kyle, Jesse, Kelsee, Kacey, Kayla, Bryce, Sarah, James, Laura, Jessica and Angella, six great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Hyer and Shirley Dolan; one brother, Harold Windecker and his son in law, Kelvin Sperry.
His funeral will be held Tuesday at 12 noon in the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave. Frankfort with the Rev. Robert Wollaber, officiating. Interment will be in Middleville Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday, September 3 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Tuesday morning from 11:00 until the time of services at the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. 203 Second Ave., Frankfort.
Because of his great love for all animals, especially his adopted dogs Ruby and Dallas, contributions in Roy's memory may be made to the Herkimer County Humane Society, 514 NY-5S, Mohawk, NY 13407 as well as Oswego City Shelter, 621 E. Seneca St., Oswego, NY 13126. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Leroy’s online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com
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