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Obituary for Andrew Pfendler

Andrew Pfendler, 48 of Boonville, N.Y. passed away unexpectedly on June 6, 2017. Andrew was born on May 17th, 1969 in Rome, N.Y. the son of Martin K. Pfendler and Margaret A. Conway. He was educated at Boonville Central School and Morrisville School of Technology. He was formerly employed at Owl Wire.


On June 16th, 2007 Andrew married the love of his life, Dawn M. Hastwell at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Boonville.
Andrew had a great interest in Beagles from a young age as his family had always owned hounds. He was a competitive sportsman and True Houndsman. His careful study of pedigrees resulted in some outstanding crosses and being a part of many Field Champions and three National Large Pack Champions. Being known as Wild Mtn. Beagles, he and his mom cultivated many friends from the Beagling World.
Andrew was predeceased by his father Martin Pfendler on September 16, 1987.
Andrew is survived by his mother, Margaret Pfendler; his loving wife, Dawn; son Luke; sisters, Kelly (Mike) Branigan, Cooperstown, N.Y., Elizabeth (Bill) Scott, Boonville and Kristin (Ron) Williamson, Boonville; niece, Megan Pfendler; nephews, Matthew and Jeffrey Branigan, Andrew Williamson and great niece, Scarlet Galler. He is also survived by very special friends, Rick and Sue Hall, Pike, N.H. and Jim Deschambeault and Daphne Donabedian, N. Conway, N.H.
Andrew was a licensed AKC Judge, past member of the Mohawk Beagle Club, New York Conservation Counsil, New York Hare Assn., White Otter Fish and Game Club and The Boonville Rod and Gun Club.
Andrew was a living, generous son, husband, father and brother. He found great joy in nature: hunting, fishing, growing plants or simply feeding and photographing birds at the feeders. We will miss his teasing, his booming laugh, and his boundless enthusiasm.
“I doubt infinity would even have been enough time-rest easy until we meet again”.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, June 10 from 12-2 p.m. followed immediately by a memorial service at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Boonville Ambulance or Lewis County Hume Society. For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralshomes.com.

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