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Fox & Murray Funeral Home and Cremation Services

528 Franklin Street, Ogdensburg, NY

OBITUARY

Thomas S. Wright

March 28, 1986June 6, 2020

Graveside services for Thomas Wright, age 34 of Boulder, CO and formerly of Ogdensburg, Lake Placid & Keene Valley will be held at 10:00am on Monday June 29, 2020 at the Ogdensburgh Cemetery with Rev. Linda Foody officiating.

Thomas Stuart Wright was born on March 28th, 1986 in Ogdensburg, NY. From the very beginning, he was determined to live by his own rules. Never one to abide by convention for its own sake, Tom spent the next thirty-four years guided by curiosity and an enduring sense of adventure.

He grew up in the St. Lawrence Valley of northern New York, where Boy Scouting brought him to his great love of camping, paddling and rock climbing. Tom achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Upon receiving his BS in Geology from St. Lawrence University, he was drawn to the Shawangunks, and then to the High Peaks of the northern Adirondacks. It was in Boulder, Colorado that Tom finally made his home. Tom also enjoyed ice climbing and back country skiing.

Tom was excited about any branch of science and passionate about rock. His love of nature and outdoorsman’s spirit took him around the globe, from his beloved Adirondacks to Greece, Patagonia, Mexico, and all corners of the United States. He was never more comfortable than when he was in nature, and he was never happier than when he could share his adventures with friends. Sharing experiences with friends and family always included excellent food.

Tom was equally defined by his compassion and generosity with those he loved. Wherever he went, Tom found friends who shared his values and who appreciated his inherent kindness, intelligence, and good humor. He demonstrated his love in different ways, including liberal application of food, drink, and powerful coffee. Tom was a great cook and feasts always ended with plans for the next one. We all have treasured memories of these times spent together, now given greater weight by his passing.

Tom passed away June 6th, 2020 in Lakewood, Colorado from injuries sustained in a climbing accident. He spent his final days surrounded by close friends and his family, secure in their love. He is survived by his mother Karen Wright of Ogdensburg, uncle Timothy Wright of Ogdensburg, uncle Brian Lauber and aunt Cheryl Lauber of Claudville, VA, grandmother Dorothy Lauber of Heuvelton, brother Noah Wright of Lake Hill, NY, sister Ellen Wright and brother-in-law Joshua Baublitz of Wyalusing, PA. He is predeceased by his father William Wright, aunt Dr. Nanette Gordon, aunt Bonnie Wright, grandmother Leona Gordon, grandfather Robert W. Lauber, and beloved uncle Robert G. Lauber.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Colorado Outward Bound School Scholarship, 5161 Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80212; or the Longhouse Council Boy Scouts of America, 2803 Brewerton Road, Syracuse, NY 13211. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 29, 2020

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Christine Quackenbush

July 8, 2020

I have fond memories of Thomas and my son James playing together when we came to visit you and Bill. How I loved your home next to the river. It reminded me of Hudson River Road. I will never forget you or your family. My prayers are with you always.

Marilyn Paro

July 5, 2020

So sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Mary Kelley

June 28, 2020

Karen, Ellen, and Family,
Thomas was such a fascinating and unique individual. I remember speaking with him on one of his visits home before I retired. He shared several stories of his adventures and discoveries. With my deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Sara Bysshe

June 28, 2020

Karen and family,
As extended family of fellow environmental scientists, we feel fortunate to have met Tom as a youngster, but very sad to lose him as a young adult. His love and understanding of the environment was a gift that is badly needed.
Cousins Sara Bysshe, Charles, Emily and Andrew Cooper of MA and CO

Romayne Hartshorn

June 28, 2020

I was so very sorry to learn of your son’s untimely death. Although I did not know him; his obituary conveyed a wonderful, caring individual. Do know that we are thinking of you and your family. Romayne Hartshorn (retired Gouverneur HS librarian)

Walt & Jean Savichky

June 27, 2020

To Karen , Ellen and family, just wanted to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Although we never met Tom, its very tragic to lose any life, but especially one so young and vibrant. Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers as you make your way through this most difficult time.

Mary Ellen Martin

June 27, 2020

Karen, Ellen, and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of the death of Thomas.
I believe wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories. May the wonderful memories of Thomas's love be with you and comfort you during this difficult time of sorrow.
With deepest sympathy I wish you peace and comfort.
Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you!
Sincerely,
Mary Ellen Martin

Becky Duprey

June 26, 2020

Dear Karen,

I am so very sorry to read of your son's passing. Losing a child is so unfair. My prayers are with you and your family during these very difficult days.

Becky Duprey

Myra Pitcher

June 25, 2020

Dear Karen and family, Curt and I wish to express our deepest sympathy about the loss of Thomas. He sure was a handsome, interesting and adventurous guy! We enjoyed seeing him the last time he was at one of Kathy and Tom’s parties. Let his light shine bright and know people care about you all through him! Rest In Peace Thomas.

Pam Richardson

June 25, 2020

Dear Karen, Ellen and family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family , I remember Thomas growing up on the McIntyre Road He lived the life he enjoyed , hold onto your precious memories and he will always be with you, My thoughts and prayers are with you all . Pam Richardson

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