FLY CREEK – Harry M. Lindroth Sr., 76, of Fly Creek, head baker at Cooperstown’s famous Schneider’s Bakery for almost two decades, passed away on Tuesday night, Feb. 11, 2020.
He was born on Aug. 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 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. He also cooked at many local establishments over the years. For more than 20 years, Harry worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Otsego Highway Department. He retired 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; son, Harry (Kim) Lindroth Jr. of Bristol, Connecticut; four grandchildren, Caitlin Kelly-Corns and husband, Don, Morgan Kelly and Mackenzie and Spencer Lindroth; godson, Michael Bosley; son, Kadyn; brother, Eric D. “Rick” Lindroth; many nieces and nephews; as well as special friends, Marilyn Folts, Harry Winnie, Angie Harrington and Pete Collins.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years, Phyllis A. Lindroth, who passed away on May 1, 2016. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Robert, David, Phillip and Carl.
Friends may pay their respects, from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut St., Cooperstown.
The funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. with Fred Johnson officiating.
Interment will be later this spring in Fly Creek Valley Cemetery in Fly Creek.
Donations in Harry’s name may be made to Fly Creek Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 218, Fly Creek, NY 13337.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.