Harry M. Lindroth, Sr.

1943 - 2020

FLY CREEK – Harry M. Lindroth, Sr., 76, of Fly Creek, passed away Tuesday night, February 11, 2020. 

He was born August 5, 1943, at Brooklyn Hospital in Brooklyn, a son of Milton and Beatrice (Thomas) Lindroth. He was raised by his step dad, Robert Lindroth.

In the early 1960s, Harry met the love of his life, Phyllis A. Kinner, who was from Marathon and who had moved to Cooperstown in 1961 to work as a hair dresser. They married at home on Beaver Street in Cooperstown on May 18, 1963. 

For 19 years, Harry worked for Schneider’s Bakery in Cooperstown as the head baker for Mr. Hubbell, and also cooked at many local establishments over the years. For over 20 years, Harry worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Otsego Highway Department, retiring in 2005. 

Throughout his life, Harry always enjoyed tinkering on different projects. Most especially he loved working on and restoring vintage cars, as well as going to car shows with his granddaughters, brother and friends. He also enjoyed spending time with his wife and family at their beloved home on Keating Road, as well as being an avid snowmobiler and hunter. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. 

Harry is survived by his daughter, Tammi (Rick) Kelly of Fly Creek; his son, Harry (Kim) Lindroth, Jr. of Bristol, CT; his four grandchildren, Caitlin Kelly-Corns and husband, Don, Morgan Kelly, and Mackenzie and Spencer Lindroth; his Godson, Michael Bosley and his son, Kadyn; a brother, Eric D. “Rick” Lindroth; and many nieces and nephews as well as special friends Marilyn Folts, Harry Winnie, Angie Harrington and Pete Collins. 

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Phyllis A. Lindroth, who passed on May 1, 2016. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Robert, David, Phillip and Carl.

Friends may pay their respects, from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. At 5 p.m. there will be a funeral service at the funeral home with Fred Johnson officiating.

Interment will be later this Spring in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery in Fly Creek.

Donations in Harry’s name may be made to the Fly Creek Emergency Squad, P. O. Box 218, Fly Creek, NY 13337.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.