LOWVILLE-Raymond F. Higby Sr., 71, of Number Four Road, passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at Lewis County General Hospital.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Beaches Bridge Cemetery with Rev. Jay Seymour officiating.Calling hours are from 5– 8 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Iseneker Funeral Home Inc., Lowville.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Barbara; his six children and their spouses, Barbara Bain of Lowville, Raymond Jr. and Ria Higby of Watson, Scott Higby of Afton, NY, Ralph Higby, and his wife Lisa Lane of Williamsville, NY, Bryan and Amy Higby of East Greenbush, NY, Joshua and Stephanie Higby of Deansboro, NY; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Myles and Roxie Higby of Boonville, Robert and Rita Higby of West Leyden, and John Higby of Constableville; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Margaret Northrup of Lowville, Carolyn and Jim Akin of Lowville, Mary Lou Randall of Blossvale; several nieces, nephews , cousins, and many, many friends across the community. He was predeceased by three brothers, Karl and LeRoy Higby, and Charles Higby, who died in infancy; and a sister, Anna Higby Ottman.
Raymond was born on April 12, 1947 in Constableville, NY, a son of the late Myles and Marion Leffingwell Higby. He graduated from South Lewis Central School in 1966 and worked for Farney Lumber in Carthage. On January 21, 1967 he married Barbara E. Campany at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with Father Anthony Moore officiating. He worked for Lehman & Zehr as a carpenter for a time, before becoming a self-employed carpenter and construction worker, as Ray’s Carpentry for many years until his retirement in 2012. Together with his wife, he owned and operated Cutting Edge Videos from 1993-2009, until the business had a fire.
Raymond was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lowville. He loved building furniture and working with wood. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, enjoying large family gatherings and cookouts.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.