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Gary H. Madlin

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.

26 Condolences

  • Linda Hurteau Posted May 20, 2019 4:38 PM

    I am so very sorry to read of Gary’s passing. He and. My husband carpooled to Alcoa at one time. My prayers are with the family.

  • Love you, your cuz Norma Jean & Mick Soloff. Posted May 20, 2019 4:43 PM

    We are sorry to hear of Gary’s recent passing. Our sincere condolences to you Cheryl and your family. We cherish the pictures when you and Gary stopped by to visit us in Florida.

  • Jamie St. Andrews Posted May 20, 2019 4:48 PM

    Brook/ Family so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May good put his healing hands on your heart. God bless

  • Laurie Briggs Posted May 20, 2019 5:53 PM

    Cheryl and family. I was so sorry to read of the passing of Gary. You are in my thoughts a lot Cheryl . May all the good memories help you through this difficult time. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Bill Nelson Posted May 20, 2019 6:45 PM

    Cheryl and family, I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Cheryl, You and the Madlin family are in my thoughts and prayers. Fly high with the angels Gary. May you Rest In Peace.

  • Cindy Rickett Posted May 20, 2019 8:50 PM

    Cheryl and family, I was sadden to hear that Gary passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and we hope that your warm memories help you through this difficult time. Cindy Scott Rickett and Barry Rickett

  • St. Denny Families Posted May 20, 2019 10:13 PM

    So sorry to hear of Gary passing he was a friend of our father Donald St. Denny.

  • James Penrod Posted May 21, 2019 4:07 AM

    Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We rode to work at Alcoa back in late 60’s and 70’s when he lived in Waddington. Lot of pleasant
    memories of those rides.

  • Amy Stevenson Posted May 21, 2019 6:14 AM

    Tara, Brook and Mrs.Madlin, I am so sorry to hear about Gary. I have so many wonderful memories with your family. He will be greatly missed. Love you

  • Nicholas Hunter Posted May 21, 2019 6:36 AM

    Gary’s passing has saddened our community. As the CLBC commodore, please accept the condolences from all of our members!

  • Lori & Pat Hackett Posted May 21, 2019 7:38 AM

    To the Madlin family…we were very sorry to read of Gary’s passing. Our condolences to you all. Gary was a daily member of the Hackett’s coffee shop breakfast club for many years. Great memories last a life time and beyond.

  • Stephen McBath Posted May 21, 2019 7:54 AM

    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Phyllis Bice and girls Posted May 21, 2019 9:05 AM

    Cheryl and family our prayers and thoughts are with you this week.

  • Allan and Nancy Bell Posted May 21, 2019 10:30 AM

    Cheryl and family–we grieve with you. you are all on our minds, in our hearts
    and in our prayers and that is where you will stay. The peace of the Lord be with you.

  • Wendy Posted May 21, 2019 11:49 AM

    I am sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Chuck and Dolly Garno Posted May 21, 2019 12:43 PM

    To Gary’s Family,
    Our condolences to everyone.
    Chuck Garno

  • Larry Selkin, Cranberry lk. Posted May 21, 2019 9:05 PM

    So sorry to hear of to hear about Gary, he will be greatly missed in cranberry lk. Many good Times at camp with Gary
    My deepest Condolences go out to his family.

  • Clara Carswell Posted May 22, 2019 10:04 AM

    Cheryl and Family Sorry to read about Gary. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Glenda and Wayne Chesbrough Posted May 22, 2019 2:19 PM

    Cheryl and family, we are sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Daniel Sheen Posted May 23, 2019 8:47 AM

    Cheryl and family, sorry to hear about Gary. Will cherish our morning meeting as your mailman. Thoughts and prayers.

  • Richard & Reta Posted May 23, 2019 9:53 AM

    so sorry to hear of gary’s passing, we will not be able to attend calling hours because of dr. appts. but wanted Cheryl and garys family sent our deepest sympathy,. prayers to the family. Richard and Reta Martin

  • Mary Bonno Posted May 23, 2019 12:57 PM

    Brook, so sorry to hear about your Dads passing. Sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May your good memories of your Dad comfort you.

  • Micah Caraballo Posted May 24, 2019 6:02 AM

    I’m so sorry for the loss of this man. My condolences go out to the Madlin family. There’s a Scripture d love to share that always comforted me when I lost someone close to me in death. It’s in Revelation 21:4 which causes says: “And he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither wklll mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This is a promise from God they he will end death forever in the future and we will see our loved ones again!

  • catherine corrice Posted May 24, 2019 11:28 AM

    Cheryl and family I am sorry for your loss.

  • Bob Lesperance Posted May 25, 2019 12:34 PM

    It’s been a lot of years since we worked together but you are thought of often and especially at this difficult time.

  • Norbert Eaton Posted June 16, 2019 12:57 PM

    It is hard to hear that my Dad passed away. 😢.

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