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Karl Eric Stahl

Published on June 28, 2024

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LOWVILLE – Karl Eric Stahl, 67, formerly of River Street, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2024 at Lewis County Health System Nursing Home.

He is survived by his siblings, Friedrich “Fritz” Stahl, Gretchen and Jim McManus, Heidi and John Honey, Trina Stahl; many nieces, nephews, grand- nieces, grand-nephews and cousins.  He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Deborah; his father, Harry Stahl; and his mother, Ellen Stahl.

Karl was born on August 23, 1956 in Lowville, a son of the late Harold A. “Harry” and Ellen Rosemary Weinheimer Stahl and grew up in Lowville, where he received his education, graduating from Lowville Academy in the Class of 1974 with a regent’s diploma, a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Union College of Schenectady, and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from University of Maryland.

Karl was a disk jockey for WBRV – The Moose radio station for many years, where he met longtime listener Deborah A. McCoy and the couple was united in marriage on May 8, 2004, and together the couple volunteered for Lewis County Search & Rescue, where they worked as dispatchers in the overnight hours.  Karl’s work  as an EMT since April 1981 earned him special recognition as a Lifetime Member of Lewis County Search and Rescue on December 15, 1999 and before Karl was a D.J. for WBRV, he worked as a Library Assistant in Maryland.  He was also Librarian for several years at The Post Library at Ft. Drum, and for Flower Memorial Library in Watertown and Karl was also Census Crew Leader for the U.S. Census Bureau during the 1990 Census.

A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2024 at First Presbyterian Church, Lowville with Pastor Greg Jenkins officiating.  There will be a calling hour from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the funeral service, at the church.  Burial will follow in Lowville Rural Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lewis County Search and Rescue, 7740 W. State Street, Lowville, New York 13367.

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