Funeral services for Gary H. Madlin, age 76, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019, at 2:00PM at Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Interment will be in Foxwood Memorial Park with military honors. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mr. Madlin passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY, surrounded by family.
Gary is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl Madlin of Ogdensburg, NY; two children, Brook Madlin and his fiance, Melissa Smith, of Waddington, NY and Tara (Madlin) Swinwood, and her husband, Corey, of Canton, NY and two children from a previous marriage, Garrett (Garry Jo) Aumell of Massachusetts and Billie Jo Ober of South Colton, NY. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Emily Madlin, Nolan Swinwood and Madeline Swinwood. He is predeceased by siblings, Richard W. Madlin and Gaynell (Madlin) Downey. Gary is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Gary was born on March 19, 1943, in Watertown, NY, the son of Richard C. and Mary F. (Murphy) Madlin. He attended Holy Cross Academy and later graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1962. Gary enlisted in the United States Army in 1962. He was honorably discharged in 1968. He married Cheryl Bice on December 23, 1970, at the Heuvelton First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Richard Lauderback officiating. Gary was a crane operator at Alcoa in Massena, NY, retiring in 2001.
Gary was a member of the Cranberry Lake Snowmobile Association and Cranberry Lake Boat Club. Mr. Madlin was also a 4th Degree Knight at the Knights of Columbus and was also awarded Knight of the Year in 2014. Gary also was involved and a supporter of the Ogdensburg Snack Pack Program.
Gary worked hard his entire life and had a difficult time sitting still. However, he did enjoy sunsets and his personal view of the St. Lawrence River. Gary enjoyed hunting, working and visiting with friends at his camp in Cranberry Lake. He truly enjoyed volunteering with fellow Knights at the K of C in Ogdensburg, where he loved and looked forward to bingo and fish fries. Gary enjoyed harassing anyone and everyone he could, but most of all, Gary loved his family.
Donations may be made in Gary’s memory to Notre Dame Heritage Fund, 125 Ford Ave, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 and the Knights of Columbus, 721 Hasbrouck St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.