GOUVERNEUR – Harry W. Parow, age 61, of Gouverneur, passed away on April 10, 2019 at the Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.
Calling hours will be held at French Funeral Home in Gouverneur on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. immediately followed by his funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Edwards.
Harry was born on January 8, 1958 in Gouverneur to the late Dennis W. and Roberta A. (Brown) Parow. He graduated from Gouverneur Central School in 1976.
He worked with his father on the family farm (Elm Grove Farm) from 1976 until buying the business in 1993. He operated the farm until selling his cattle in November of 2016. Since December of 2016 Harry has been a home delivery driver for Kinney Drugs Store #34.
Harry was a past Director of the Gouverneur Co-op Association, the Eastern Breeder's Association, and the St. Lawrence Valley Bulk Milk Producers Co-op, former member of the Kool Kearney Kats 4H Club and Gouverneur FFA; He is the current President of the St. Lawrence County Holstein Club and St. Lawrence County Fair, and is a Director and Life Member of the Gouverneur Fair. He enjoyed spending many, many hours year-round preparing for the Fair. In years past Harry was the manager of the local softball league and bowled on several teams. After selling his cattle, Harry found enjoyment in visiting the casino.
He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Sara and Jeff Platt of Gouverneur.
Donations in Harry's memory may be made to the Gouverneur St. Lawrence County Fair, 85 East Barney Street, Gouverneur NY 13642. Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.