O. George CarySeptember 30, 1939 ~ July 11, 2017 (age 77)
Funeral service for O. George Cary, 77, of Potsdam will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at the O’Leary Funeral Home, Canton with David Perry, officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Pierrepont. George died on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 at the funeral home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association.
George is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan of Potsdam; by sons, Geoff (Linda) of Stockholm; Michael (Lisa) Cary of Pierrepont; Richard (Tamra) Cary of Liverpool and Timothy (Jennifer) Cary of Windsor, VT; daughters, Irene (David) Perry of Hopkinton; Bernice Cary of Ogdensburg and Tammy (Phil) Snyder of Potsdam; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a brother, Claude Cougler of Germany.
A daughter, Barbara Ann, brother Wendel Cary, sister Inez Sullivan, grandson Jason Cary and great-grandson Ralph O’Donnell predecease him.
George was born September 30, 1939 in Canton, the son of Stanley Cary and Hazel Cougler. He attended Colton-Pierrepont Central School and later received his GED. On January 23, 1960, George was married to Joan B. Miller at the United Methodist Church in Potsdam with Rev. Merle Brown officiating. Early on George worked for AMF in Lowville, NY making bowling pins. Later, he worked for Slavin’s Furniture; from there he began working for Roy Barstow installing flooring, which he also did for Modern Floors, Winthrop Furniture and Garn’s Supply, where he retired from in 1992.
George enjoyed woodworking, making rocking chairs, doll houses and cradles amongst other item, he enjoyed the guitar, working on small gas engines, cooking and old country music.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.olearyfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton.