Calling hours for Michael A. Claxton, age 55, of Greene Street, Ogdensburg, will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Everyone is invited to the Elks Club on Caroline Street at 12:00PM on Saturday, January 25, 2014 for the celebration of Michaels life. Mr. Claxton died Thursday evening, January 16, 2014, at Fletcher Allen Hospital, Burlington VT with his loving family at his side.
Among his survivors are his wife, Cheryl, two daughters, Austie, of Potsdam and Allyse, and her fiancÚ, Matt Pierce, of Ogdensburg; two sisters, Sherin, and her husband, William Cunningham, of Ogdensburg and Connie Ott, and her husband, James, of Fort Myers, Fl; two brothers, Christopher, and his wife, Becky, of Ogdensburg and Mark, and his wife, Janet, of Ogdensburg and a special Aunt, Nancy Esmay, of Rochester. He was predeceased by his parents; a special grandmother, Isabel Hall and an aunt, Marilyn Gray.
Michael was born on February 24, 1958 in Ogdensburg the son of David W. And Elizabeth A. Hall Claxton. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1976 and attended Canton ATC. He married Cheryl Morley on July 11, 1981 at St. Marys Cathedral with Rev. John Pendergast officaiting. Mr. Claxton first started working for the IATSE local 749 where he was able to work the lighting at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. Michael then went to work for Brian Gedbaw Electric and then went on to work for St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center where he started as an electrician and then transferred to the IT Department.
Michael enjoyed bowling, playing golf, listening to music, playing with his grand puppies and camping on the St. Lawrence River.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club.
Online condolences may be made in his memory at www.fraryfuneralhome.com/obituaries.