LODI - Howard E. Lincoln, age 84, formerly of Maple Street and lifetime resident of Lodi, died on Friday (January 11, 2013) at Huntington Living Center in Waterloo.
Prayers of committal will be held privately at the West Lodi Cemetery in May of this year. Howard's friends and former co-workers will be invited by way of newspaper announcement, to join the family for a reception that day.
Howard was born in Lodi, on June 10, 1928, the only son of the late Edson and Alice (Wilson) Lincoln. Following his high school graduation, he started his 37 years of New York State service at Willard Psychiatric Center, and was promoted to the Rochester Psychiatric Center as the chief of security. He then accepted a position at Rockland County State Hospital, and lastly, transferred to Tupper Lake where he retired from the Wilton Developmental Center as the chief of safety and security. Howard was a life member of the Lodi Fire Department and always enjoyed its' Bingo and clam bake fundraisers. Howard owned and operated a backhoe, welding and dock building business on Seneca Lake, in addition to working for Kenyon's Greenhouse, Close Oil, and he even operated a small general store at Lodi Point. Howard also proudly served in the New York State National Guard, from the Geneva Armory.
Howard is survived by his wife, Julie Lincoln of Waterloo; his children, Diane (Donald) James of Baldwinsville, Donna (Paul) Shaff of Lodi, Debra (Jake) Stimson of Watkins Glen and David (Debra) Lincoln of Lodi; his step children, Richard Travers of Lodi and Michelle Travers of Romulus; 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren and a niece, Linda Patillo.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Saunders, and her son, Theodore.
Covert Funeral Home of Ovid has assisted the family with arrangements. For additional information please call 1-877-828-3411 or visit www.covertfuneralhome.com