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Fox & Murray Funeral Home and Cremation Services

528 Franklin Street, Ogdensburg, NY

OBITUARY

Gary E. Livingston

26 July , 19435 August , 2019
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Funeral services for Gary E. Livingston, age 76 of Dekalb Jct will be held at 10:00am on Saturday (Aug 10, 2019) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home, Ogdensburg with Rev. Tom Nichols officiating. Burial will follow the service at Pine Hill Cemetery on the Eel Weir Road.

Calling hours will be held on Friday (Aug 9, 2019) from 4:00 – 6:00pm at the funeral home. Gary passed away on Monday (Aug 5th) at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse surrounded by his loving family.

Surviving is his wife Betty; a son Michael Livingston & his companion Susan McDonald of Dekalb Jct; a daughter Tammy Amaral & her companion Gary Eggleston of Dekalb Jct; a granddaughter Cally (Brandon) Wynne of Dekalb Jct; two great-granddaughters Auriella & Laiken Wynne; two sisters Judy (Ed) Dubrule of Dekalb and Bette Jones of St. Augustine, FL; a sister in law Charlotte Livingston of Dekalb along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

A brother Claude Livingston predeceased him.

Gary was born on July 26, 1943 in Ogdensburg NY, a son of the late Earl W. & Norma J. (Simms) Livingston. He graduated from Hermon High School and later married Betty Carpenter on July 11, 1964 at the Hermon Methodist Church.

He started working right after school under his uncle Gerald Livingston at L & H Construction (Higley Builders) and stayed at the company for 32 years as a superintendent. In 1994 Gary and his son Michael started L & L Construction. Between the two jobs, Gary ended up working a total of 57 years at St. Lawrence University as a private contractor doing renovations, construction of buildings, and repairs. He also worked on dams and in the 1970s, building sewer plants in DeKalb and Norwood, and was known as a top notch carpenter, and gained the reputation of being a perfectionist where everything had to be done right.

Gary was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 278; Tractor Pullers Association and past President of the Hermon-DeKalb School Board. He enjoyed Antique Tractor Pulling, being known for pulling his Antique International and Case tractors, Horse Drawing Competitions, assisting with the pumpkin growing business and his grandchildren were the love of his life.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Help Sami Kick Cancer, 5905 County Route 27, Canton, NY 13617. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Livingston
  • Brandon Wynne
  • Terry Bellinger
  • Chuck Ward
  • Harry Young
  • Rick Scott

Services

  • Calling Hours Friday, 9 August , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 10 August , 2019

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Jeanne Tyo-Martin

10 August 2019

Dear Mike, my deepest sympathies go to you and your family at this difficult time. I will not be able to attend the service today although I will be thinking of all of you. Gary was so nice and it was always a pleasure to see him, work with him and talk with him (as it is with you as well, Mike) May God bless you all on this day of sorrow and start of healing. Sincerely, Jeanne Tyo-Martin

Robin Durocher

9 August 2019

To the family of Gary,
There are no words to express our feelings of sadness of the sudden loss of Gary’s life. His smile, his friendly way and seeing him in his big truck will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the entire family! My the memories of him carry you during this very difficult time.
Bob and Robin Durocher

Betsy Hodge

7 August 2019

Hi Mike and family, I am out of town but I heard about your dad. I remember him pulling into the farm in the big pick up to see what was going on and be sure everything was happening like it was supposed to. I'm sure you will all miss him very much!

Tom and Betty Chapman

7 August 2019

Our most sincere sympathy to the wonderful family of Gary Livingston.

Rene Thatcher

7 August 2019

Gary’s beautiful family,
We are so sorry about this shocking loss. Gary was such a wonderful man who was so proud of his family. He was always so patient and kind, no matter what challenge I gave him. We will miss him on campus ! ❤️❤️

Karen Kitchen

7 August 2019

Very sorry for your loss! In my thoughts and prayers

Robert and Ann Erwin

7 August 2019

Mike, Susie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our sympathies and condolences are extended to the entire family. We are sure he will be missed by all who knew him.

Lynn Church

7 August 2019

Sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was always friendly and always smiling. Him and Mike renovated Office Services at SLU when I met them. They did an awesome job. RIP Gary.

Kitty & Joe D'Addario

7 August 2019

Dear Betty and family,
We are so very sorry for the sudden loss of Gary, know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Kitty and Joe

David Rickett

7 August 2019

I knew Gary and his father and brother well. Had the greatest respect for the entire family. My dad and I did work for Gary, Claude, and Earl. Gary was well liked by anyone who knew him well. May he rest in peace.

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