Eugene W. Nortz

Born: Sun., Apr. 17, 1949
Died: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Location: Croghan

Prayer Service

9:45 AM Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
Location: St. Stephen's Church

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CROGHAN, NY ~ Eugene W. Nortz, 90, of Pearl St., Croghan, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Sunday, August 25, 2019, where he had been under the care of his loving family and Lewis County Hospice.

Born April 17, 1929 in the Town of New Bremen, a son of Hilary H. and Addie (Burkhard) Nortz, he was a 1946 graduate of Lowville Academy. 

He married Patricia A. Campany on May 19, 1951 in St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Amadeus Burke, OFM, officiating.  Mrs. Nortz died on January 19, 2015.

Following high school, Gene worked for the Flooring Mill (where Beaverite now stands) in Beaver Falls and worked for the Climax Manufacturing Company in Castorland from 1950 through 1962.  He also ran Nortz’s Liquor Store in Croghan during the 1960’s, and later became employed by the US Postal Service, working out of the Croghan Post Office as a window clerk until retiring in 1990 after 30 years of service. Additionally, he served as the Town of Croghan Justice of the Peace for many years. 

Gene’s favorite pastimes included cutting wood, watching sports, card playing, hunting, and especially any time spent with his family.

Surviving are his seven children and their spouses, Kathleen P. and Michael Allan, of Watertown, NY, Teresa N. and Elwood Lyndaker, of Brownville, NY, Lindsay H. and Brenda Nortz, of Castorland, NY, Dennis M. and Patricia Nortz, of Watertown, NY, Mark S. and Laurie Nortz, of Fort Mill, SC, Andrew C. Nortz, of Rock Hill, SC and Brian J. and Tricia Nortz, of Dexter, NY; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a brother, Edward Nortz, of N. Tonawanda, NY; a sister, Ellen Zimmer of Rochester, NY, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Patricia, his loving wife of over 63 years, he was predeceased by five brothers, Richard, Hilary Jr., Donald, Harry, and Thomas Nortz.

Gene’s funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019, beginning with a 9:45 a.m. Prayer Service at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan, with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, August 28th, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial Donations may be made to Relay for Life, c/o Brian J. Nortz, 17405 NYS Rt. 12E, Dexter, NY 13624 or to St. Stephen’s Church Restoration Fund, Croghan.

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linda walseman
   Posted Sun August 25, 2019
with sympathy from linda walseman

Matt Wallack
   Posted Mon August 26, 2019
Please accept my sympathies. Gene was a joy to be around and I look back fondly on the times spent sleeping over during the summers in Belfort in the early 80's. Both Gene & Pat's wonderful values & traits are shared equally by the beautiful family they raised.

James and Karen Hoch
   Posted Mon August 26, 2019
We have fond memories of Eugene, always with his friendly and welcoming smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as we know he will truly be missed.

Lenna Purcell Schack
   Posted Mon August 26, 2019
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all of Gene's family. It is very difficult losing our parents but comforting in knowing they are both together again.

Debbie Woodruff
   Posted Mon August 26, 2019
Sorry for your loss, Brenda, Lindsay and family. You are all in my prayers.

Patti & Eric Clemons
   Posted Mon August 26, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your father. Now he's together with Pat.
Prayers to all at this difficult time.

Rosemary Campany
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
Sorry to hear of Your Dad's passing, please accept my sincere sympathy to all the family. God bless everyone.

Jane & Tom Kalamas
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
Dear Brenda,Lindsay and family,

Our Deepest Sympathy to all of your family.

Wayne Kuhl
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019
Betty and I would like to express our condolences on the passing of Gene. He was a great man and individual, and he will be greatly missed in the community. May he Rest In Peace.

Patrice David
   Posted Tue August 27, 2019

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by The Quinn/Ferris Families .

Will always remember the great times we had at the Hunting Camps. We will miss you!

Tiffany Dorsey
   Posted Wed August 28, 2019

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Pulcra Chemicals.

Alex, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. - Your Pulcra Family

Yvonne Podvin
   Posted Wed August 28, 2019
Very sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking of you and sending prayers for you and your family.

Lisa Weber
   Posted Wed August 28, 2019
Dear Mark, Laurie, Dennis, Patty, Andy, and the entire Nortz Family, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful Dad. We are thinking of you all and praying for you. May the beautiful memories and love you will always hold in your hearts give you comfort and peace. Love, Lisa, Rich, Corina and Family

Rick and Nancy Martin
   Posted Wed August 28, 2019
Mark and family, we send our sincere sympathies on the passing of your dad ... May you all find comfort in your memories and know you are all in our thoughts in this most difficult time.

Linda Campany
   Posted Wed August 28, 2019
My sincere condolences I know you will miss him. I remember the many gatherings and a few laughs every time we met. He had such a big heart and i don't think he ever knew a stranger. He had a great and fulfilling life and now is joining those loved ones that went before him. Although you will miss him he left you with many great memories.

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