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Richard Stevenson


RIchard Stevenson

Funeral services for Richard Stevenson, 54, of Ogdensburg will be held on Saturday (June 13, 2009) at 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Church with Fr. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday (June 12, 2009) from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home. Mr. Stevenson passed away on Thursday (June 11, 2009) at his home surrounded by his loving family. He fought a courageous battle with cancer since February 5, 2008.



He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cheri; two daughters, Michelle and her husband, Jeremy McGaw of Heuvelton, and Heather and her husband, Matt Sovie of Ogdensburg; one son, Richard Stevenson III of Ogdensburg; his mother, Eleanor of Ogdensburg; six sisters, Kathleen Havens of Ogdensburg, Julie Strough and her husband, John of Alexandria Bay, Susan Stevenson of Ogdensburg, Angela Decker and her husband, Steve of Adams, NY, Linda Farmer and her husband, Travis of Ogdensburg, and Colleen Reed and her husband, Rich of Richville; Five grandchildren, Alexa Kiah, Raya McGaw, Briella McGaw, Isac Sovie, and Ian Sovie; his mother and father in-law, Harold and Shirley Peacock of Madrid; Harold and Debby Peacock, Mike and Betty Peacock, Tim and Carol Peacock, Steven Peacock, Sue Wilson, Tammy and Mike Hawkins, and Mara and Scott O’Neil. He was predeceased by his father Richard T. Stevenson on September 4, 2008 and a brother-in-law, Calvin Peacock in 2004.



Mr. Stevenson was born on December 5, 1954 in Ogdensburg, the son of Richard and Eleanor Stevenson. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1973. While attending OFA he played various sports in the Kiwanis League. He then graduated from Canton ATC in 1974. He joined the IBEW Local 910 Electrical Union in 1978. In 1998 he started his own business, Maple City Electric. He worked several jobs in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Franklin Counties. He had a passion for hockey and was a member of the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club. He was also a member of Notre Dame Church. On September 30, 1978 he married Chyrll Peacock at Notre Dame Church with Fr. Dennis Duprey officiating. They shared 31 loving and happy years.



Mr. Stevenson enjoyed his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren. He loved camping at Waddington Beach. He enjoyed attending sporting events for his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed visiting and keeping up with local happenings.



Memorial contributions may be made to the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club or to the charity of one’s choice.

8 Condolences

  • Pamela Bouchey Parr Posted June 12, 2009 12:17 AM

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Thinking of you all. Mike, Pam, Katie and Claudia Parr

    • Linda Farmer Posted June 13, 2009 1:42 AM

      Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. It has been a tough few months for both our families. You and your family are in my thoghts and prayers. Linda

  • Sheila Bouchey Posted June 12, 2009 1:01 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.

  • “Ducky” Mary Jo Posted June 12, 2009 2:50 PM

    I am so sorry in your loss. I enjoyed
    meeting Mr.Stevenson and all the rest
    of you.I will miss him. My thoughts
    and prayers are with all of you.

  • Judy Pilewski Posted June 12, 2009 2:58 PM

    Cheri I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Scott Boyer Posted June 12, 2009 2:59 PM

    I am very sorry to hear about Rick. I remember my last conversation with Rick at Lowe’s. We did some catching up. Then, he was off running again. I never knew Rick to sit idle for long. Take comfort in knowing he is in a better place now, free from pain and suffering. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this most difficult time.

  • francine naccarato Posted June 16, 2009 1:54 PM

    Dear Stevenson family: I was running up Linden Street and saw many cars in front of your beautiful home. I knew Rick was ill, and then learned of his passing. I am so sorry for his and your suffering and loss. He was far too young and energetic to leave us. Judging by the number of cars, I’m sure Rick was surrounded by his family who loved him. I can only hope that time will heal your wounds. Sincerely, fran naccarato

  • Tom and Martha Marlow Posted June 18, 2009 4:20 AM

    Tom and I are so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing and want express our deepest sympathy in your loss.

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