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Walter S. Mellnitz Jr.
November 1, 1954 ~ August 24, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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BLACK RIVER/LOWVILLE-Walter S. “Walt” Mellnitz Jr., 68, of State Route 126, Black River, formerly of Lowville, passed away at his home early Thursday morning, August 24, 2023, under the loving care of his family and Jefferson County Hospice.
Calling hours are from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. A private memorial service will be held at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., with Pastor James Trainham officiating with burial will be in Lowville Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to help with funeral expenses by clicking the donate button on Walt’s obituary at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com, or by mail at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville, NY 13367. Please consider helping Walt’s family in their time of need.
Walt is survived by his three daughters and a son-in-law, Rebekahanne Juby, Harriet Douberley, Abigaillyn and Nicholas LeClair, all of Black River; five grandchildren, Pamelanne, Jon, Pheabey, Sophia, and Aidan; his siblings, Louise Whitford of Lowville; Larry Mellnitz of Glenfield; Gary (Lisa) Mellnitz of Lowville; Carl F. Mellnitz of Lowville; a sister-in-law, Barbara Mellnitz of Lowville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his longtime companion, Pamela Campany; a brother, Warren B. Mellnitz; a sister, Carol Chapman; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Mellnitz.
Walt was born on November 1, 1954 in Lowville, NY, a son of the late Walter S. Mellnitz, Sr. and Anna M. Woolschlager Mellnitz and graduated from Beaver River Central School in 1974. He worked for Nortz & Virkler, Lowville from 1973-1979 and then was caretaker at Lowville Rural Cemetery from 1980-2005, when he retired due to illness. Walt spent many years with his companion Pamela Campany, she passed away on July 2, 2009. He enjoyed playing pool with the Lewis County Pool League, bowling, participating in demolition derbies at the Lewis County Fair, hunting, fishing, and watching sports on television. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.