Vary Family


Irene VARYAge: 104 years19152020

Irene VARY
Birth August 24, 1915 31 31
Birth of a son
James Frederick MANZER
May 29, 1937 (Age 21 years)
Death of a motherMabel Adeline PETRIE
July 14, 1946 (Age 30 years)
Marriage of a parentKent G. VARYMarie BOWMANView this family
1948 (Age 32 years)

Birth of a daughter
Shirley Elaine MANZER
1952 (Age 36 years)
Death of a daughterShirley Elaine MANZER
1952 (Age 36 years)

Burial of a daughterShirley Elaine MANZER
1952 (Age 36 years)
Address: Martinsburg Cemetery
Marriage of a parentKent G. VARYMary MINERView this family
March 28, 1958 (Age 42 years)
Death of a fatherKent G. VARY
January 2, 1967 (Age 51 years)
Death of a husbandFloyd MANZER
March 26, 1977 (Age 61 years)
Burial of a husbandFloyd MANZER
March 28, 1977 (Age 61 years)
Death of a brotherHarold Augustus VARY
February 29, 2004 (Age 88 years)
Burial of a brotherHarold Augustus VARY
2004 (Age 88 years)
Death of a sonJames Frederick MANZER
February 6, 2008 (Age 92 years)
Burial of a sonJames Frederick MANZER
2008 (Age 92 years)
Death February 18, 2020 (Age 104 years) Age: 104
Burial 2020 (Age 104 years)
Address: Martinsburg Cemetery
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Marriage: January 3, 1906Lowville, Lewis, New York, USA
5 years
elder brother
4 years
Father’s family with Marie BOWMAN - View this family
Marriage: 1948
Father’s family with Mary MINER - View this family
Marriage: March 28, 1958Lowville, Lewis, New York, USA
Family with Floyd MANZER - View this family
James Frederick MANZER
Birth: May 29, 1937 29 21Lowville, Lewis, New York, USA
Death: February 6, 2008Beaver Falls, Lewis, New York, USA

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She was born on her father's farm that had originally belonged to her grandfather, Edward Vary.


LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - Irene L. Manzer, 104, formerly of Jackson Street died peacefully, Tuesday Afternoon, February 18, 2020 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Boonville. The Manzer family would like to thank everyone at the Sunset Nursing Home who showed extremely loving care to their Mother.

Mrs. Manzer was born on August 24, 1915 in the town of Harrisburg the daughter of the late Kent and Mabel A. (Petrie) Vary. Irene graduated from Lowville Free Academy in 1932 and teachers training class in 1933. She taught rural school for three years. Irene was united in marriage with Floyd M. Manzer on March 31, 1934 in New Hartford. The couple made their home on the West Road where they owned and operated a dairy farm. Floyd died on March 26, 1977.

Irene retired from Rossdales Dairy Bar and Restaurant in 1991 as the Account Manager, where she started in 1959 as a cashier and waitress.

She is survived by her four children and daughter-in-law, Ruth M. Zubrzycki; Sally M. (Allyn) Roseboom; Joan R. Manzer; Mark E. (Jane) Manzer; Paul K. (Janet) Manzer; her 15 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her infant daughter, Shirley Elaine Manzer, her son, James F. Manzer, her son-in-law, Stephan M. Zubrzycki, and her brother, Harold A. (Dorothea) Vary.

She was a member of Lowville United Methodist Church, served as past financial secretary for several years, a member of Lowville United Methodist Women and church booster club. Irene volunteered at Lewis County General Hospital Snack Bar, the Head to Toe Thrift Store, and Lewis County Council of Churches Food Pantry. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling, going on senior bus trips, taking the train, and a few flights, but loved being independent and driving to see her children in Pittsburgh and New Hampshire into her early 90’s.

Her funeral service will be on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at the Lowville Methodist Church with Rev. David Herrmann, Pastor officiating. Calling hours will be held at church from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. prior to the funeral service. Spring burial will be in Martinsburg Cemetery.

The Manzer family would like to invite everyone to a luncheon immediately following her service in the church hall.

Memorials in Irene’s name may be made to: Lowville United Methodist Church, 7618 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367

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