Kevin Jon Cardinal, aged 64, passed away on Saturday, December 29th surrounded by his loving family. There will be no services per his wishes. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.
Kevin will be affectionately remembered by his wife of 38 years, Margaret Cardinal, and his children, Colleen Anderson and Jonathan Cardinal. Kevin was predeceased by his parents, Francis J. Cardinal and Evelyn I. Cardinal, and a sister, Kathie Bland.
A lifelong resident of Ogdensburg, NY, Kevin graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1972. He dedicated his career to the art of carpentry, a passion he developed early in life working with his father in the family-owned and operated Cardinal Carpet and Flooring. He worked with John Doyle Builders constructing houses and commercial buildings throughout the North Country region of New York. He then worked in carpentry, flooring, and painting for the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, where he retired in the summer of 2017. He was most proud of his side business in specialty carpentry, flooring, and stonework, bringing joy to the many home and business owners whose properties he renovated.
He made fond memories hunting, four-wheeling, motorcycling, and snowmobiling, including adventuring on a cross-country snowmobile trip. Kevin was a believer in giving back to the community, serving in the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and putting his carpentry skills to work building homes for Habitat for Humanity.
Those who so desire may make a donation in memory of Kevin to the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation, 214 King Street Ogdensburg, NY 13669.