Leo V. Jordan, 87, formerly of Lyons Falls, died Tuesday morning at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.
A funeral mass will be said at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Constableville, with Rev. Lawrence Marullo, Pastor, officiating. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Burial with Military Honors will be at the convenience of the family in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Aaron Fahey Scholarship Fund, c/o Lowville Central School, 7668 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367 or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 5905 James St., Constableville, NY 13325.
Leo was born November 21, 1926 in Massena, NY, a son of the late Thomas and Myrtle Martin Jordan. He grew up in Lyons Falls and attended Lyons Falls High School. In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served until his retirement in 1959. He married Hazel (Jane) Barton on February 5, 1951 at St. Agnes Church in London, England, with the Rev. Thomas R. Allen officiating. After their marriage, the couple moved to the United States. In May 1959, Mr. Jordan was appointed by the U.S. Senate to the position of Post Master, and assigned to the Lyons Falls Post Office. He held the position until 1982, and then was assigned to the Croghan Post Office until his retirement in 1986.
He is survived by his five daughters, Jane Jordan of Massena; Tina (Timothy) Paczkowski of Lyons Falls; Leigh (Kim) Fahey of Lyons Falls; Rebecca (Henry) Geidel of Potsdam: Tracy Perretta of Boonville; his loving companion, Elizabeth St. Pierre of Watertown; two sisters, Lureen (Teeny) Jordan of Holley, NY; Rosemary (Larry) Yoder of Wayland, NY; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Mr. Jordan was predeceased by his wife, Hazel (Jane) Jordan, who died on August 24, 2000; his parents; two brothers, Thomas and Leonard (Pete); three sisters, Marguerite Peebles, Iona Burnham and Inez Reynolds; and by a grandson, Aaron Fahey.
Mr. Jordan was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Constableville and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Watertown. He was a 4th Degree Knight with the South Lewis Council Knights of Columbus. Leo was a member of the Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, Lowville VFW and Lowville American Legion Post #162.
He was an avid sportsman, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a safety instructor, and taught hunter’s safety classes for 25 years.
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