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.