LOWVILLE - Frederick B. Schloop Jr., 89, formerly of Brookside Senior Living Community and East State Street, Lowville, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Sitrin Health Care Center, New Hartford.
The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Lowville United Methodist Church with Rev. David Herrman, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Brantingham Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 3 -6 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Donations in Mr. Schloop’s memory may be made to Lowville United Methodist Church, 7618 North State Street, Lowville, NY 13367 or Lewis County Humane Society P.O. Box 682 Lowville, NY 13367.
Mr. Schloop is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Linda and Donald White of Boulder Creek, California; Nancy and Michael McGirk of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Debra and Kirk Baldwin of New Hartford, New York; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Ray Rhubart of Lowville, Donna and Michael Powlin of Brantingham; a sister-in-law, Shirley Schloop of Lowville; four grandchildren, Benjamin, Matthew, Christopher and Elizabeth; one great-grandson, Ian; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Becky Schloop, who died on June 19, 2009 and his brother, Robert Schloop.
Mr. Schloop was born on June 28, 1929 in Lowville, a son of the late Frederick B. and Elva Salisbury Schloop. While in school he worked for his dad at the A&P Store in Lowville, and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1947, he continued to work for his dad until his marriage. On October 22, 1949 he married Rebecca R. Graham at the Mercer United Presbyterian Church in Mercer, Pennsylvania, with Rev. Ferdamore Vogan officiating. Together with his brother Robert, they owned and operated Schloop Brother’s Gas Station in Lowville in the mid 1950’s. They then moved to Sandy Creek, NY where he managed the meat department at Clement’s Red & White Market until 1964. In 1964, the family moved to Homer, NY where Fred began working for NY State as a meat inspector until he became a compliance officer, retiring in 1989. Mr. Schloop and his wife moved to Hiawatha Lake in the Town of Greig after retirement, where they built their retirement home. The couple moved to their residence on East State Street in 2001. Fred later moved to Brookside Senior Living Community.
Mr. Schloop was very involved in the Homer Methodist Church as head usher. Fred was a 70 year mason. He was a member of the Lowville Masonic Lodge F&AM #134 and Sandy Creek Lodge F&AM, where he served as Master.
Throughout his life, Fred enjoyed golf, woodworking, bowling, square dancing, tennis, running, watching television, and riding bicycle. Later in life, he played tuba in the Lowville Village Band and enjoyed having coffee weekly with friends at Gary’s restaurant.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com