Louie J. Hess, 79, Ryan Road, Chateauguay, passed away Thursday, September 12 at his home.
Louie was born June 10, 1934 in Ava, NY, a son to Anthony and Millie May Hess. He joined the US Navy February 5, 1952, serving in the Korean War combat zone off the shore of Korea.
Following his honorable discharge June 2, 1955, Louie returned stateside where he was a union carpenter for 45 years. He moved to Chateauguay in 1987.
He married Marie Emily Fox on November 4, 1956 at the United Methodist Church in Fulton. Mrs. Hess passed away March 7, 1978.
Louie was a lifetime member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and a lifetime member of the Dexter American Legion Post #0583. His hobby was country music, playing guitar and was a lead singer for several area bands.
Louie is survived by his longtime companion, Mary Myhill; his daughter Susan (Mitch) Peebles, Adams; granddaughters Cory (Kiel) Gregory of Lewiston, PA and Beverly (Joseph) Marra, Adams Center; a great-grandson, Tristan Gregory; a sister, Barbara (Jim) Paige, Dexter; two brothers, Joseph (Cathy) Hess, Lorraine and George, Rodman; many nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, he was predeceased by four brothers, Richard, David, Robert and Leo and a son-in-law, Leo H. McIntosh, Jr.
Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
Thursday, October 30, 2014, Watertown, NY
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