BEAVER FALLS- Howard P. Lyndaker, Sr., 91, of Cut Off Road, died on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica.
The funeral service will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 63 years, Lillian; his children Susan Lindsey of Indiana, Patty (Carl) Delles of Glenfield, and Barry (Lynn) Lyndaker of Lowville; numerous grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; 8 siblings, Lena Yancey of Lowville, Kenneth (Deb) Lyndaker of Watson, Gladys Schweitzer of Big Bear, CA, Alta Noftsier of Virginia, Catherine (Rexford) Dannon of Salisbury Center, Dorothy (Elmer) Zehr of Lowville, Helen (Loren) Unruh of Kansas, and Paul Lyndaker of Castorland; sister-in-laws, Phyllis Lyndaker of Lowville and Fern Lyndaker of Lowville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by 3 brothers; Christian Lyndaker, David Lyndaker, and Norman Lyndaker; 2 brother-in-laws, Gerald Yancey and Jerry Sweitzer, and a sister-in-law, Gail Lyndaker.
Howard was born March 14, 1927 in Belfort, a son of the late Paul and Catherine Widrick Lyndaker. He attended rural school in Belfort and Beaver Falls High School. He worked on the family farm and worked for JH Sprecker Inc., hauling Dodge cars and trucks from Detroit to the south. Howard married Lillian Whitman on October 3, 1954 at Steeltown Evangelical Congregational Church, Steeltown, PA. He was then drafted into the service on December 9, 1954 and went to basic training at Fort Dix, NJ. He trained at Fort Bliss, TX to become a gunner and then was stationed at the Battery “A” of the 176th AAA Nike Missile Battalion in Paoli, PA, after training from May 1955 to December 8, 1956. He also trained as a sharp shooter. He worked in the logging camps in the Adirondacks throughout the years, and had his own chainsaw business from 1980 to the time he passed. Mr. Lyndaker also owned a trucking business for many years hauling timber and received Professional Timber Harvester award from the NYS Timber Producers Association in 1981.
He loved fly fishing when he was younger, hunting, and attending the races and local history.