David H. McCullough

December 5, 1944May 3, 2019

David Harold McCullough, age 74, a resident of the Basswood Ridge Road, Rensselaer Falls passed away peacefully on May 3, 2019.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday (May 9, 2019) from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Services will follow at 3:00pm at the funeral home with Lay Speaker Larry Caufield officiating. Burial will be at the Ogdensburgh Cemetery with full military honors.

David was born on December 5, 1944 in Malone NY to Harold John & Dorothy (Bellows) McCullough. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1963 and attended Canton ATI. He enlisted in the US Navy Reserve and serviced until he was discharged to enlist in the US Air Force. After his honorable discharge, David was employed at the Abbe on the Mall in Ogdensburg and Ogdensburg Free Academy. He also worked for R & R Auto Sales in Ogdensburg and Mahoney’s Auto Mall in Potsdam until he retired on disability.

David’s son Sean was one of the greatest joys in his life. He was also an avid NY Yankees, Giants and Rangers fan. He was passionate about hunting, fishing and being on the St. Lawrence River. Playing his guitar was his lifelong hobby, and he was a life member of the NRA.

He was married twice, both ended in divorce.

David is survived by his sister Rose Margaret “Mickey” and her husband James MacAdam of Bridgeport NY and his brothers John and Thomas McCullough of Ogdensburg; 4 nieces; 2 nephews; 5 grand-nieces; 2 grand-nephews and the mother of his child Sue Breen of Ogdensburg.

His son Sean on June 23, 1998 and his parents predeceased him.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran’s Service Organization of one’s choice. Condolences and fond memories can be expressed at


  • Calling Hours Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 9, 2019


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Tom Cummings

May 13, 2019

I remember Dave from the old neighborhood in Ogdensburg, doesn't seem like that long ago.
I remember when I was ten or eleven Dave came to my rescue when some older kids were
trying to take my bike, he was that kind of person. In later years when I was still living in
Ogdensburg I would drive past the house on Morris street and see Dave lifting weights in the
garage. I would sometimes stop and talk to him, or see him out walking, I would ask him if he
wanted a ride, but he would say he had to do his walk.
I always liked Dave, he was one of those people that was up front, I believe said what he thought
and you knew where he was coming from. A rare thing these days. I know he loved his son very much.
Thinking of Dave brings back many memories of the old neighborhood. I believe Dave was a good
man, who tried to do the best he could, and that's a good an epitaph for anyone. Rest in Peace.

Nancy McCullough

May 7, 2019

My thoughts to Mickey, John, Tom and families for your loss of David. I have some fond memories of him and enjoyed listening to his ideas of life in general. May he Rest In Peace ❤️Love Nan


May 6, 2019

So sorry. I went to school with David. Had many good times with him. A grand reunion for him and Sean.

Sylvia Montroy

May 6, 2019

So sorry to hear of David's passing. We grew up next door to each other and graduated from OFA in 63. Much sympathy goes out to the McCullough Family.
Sylvia (Kinch) and Ray Montroy

Ronald Day

May 6, 2019

John and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron & Sheila Day

Bill Merna

May 5, 2019

Dave was a good friend to many. RIP friend.

Bert Cordwell

May 5, 2019

Dave was a Great guy! We went to OFA together and the Navy Reserve. We had lots of good times in those days. Prayers for him and his family.

Jim and Connie Ott

May 5, 2019

Sending our sincere condolences on the passing of Dave. He was a one-of-a-kind guy who will be missed by those who knew him.