Funeral services for David G. Montroy Sonny, age 77, of Mechanic Street, Ogdensburg will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 10:00AM at Frary Funeral Home with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m at Frary Funeral Home on 515 Caroline Street. Mr. Montroy passed away at the Highland Nursing Home in Massena on Friday, February 7, 2014.
Mr. Montroy is survived by his wife, Nancy; two daughters, Kellie Sovie, and her husband, Andrew, of Ogdensburg, and Norma Jo Phillips and her husband, John, of Marathon, NY; two sons, Teddy and his wife, Lori, of Bombay and David of North Lawrence; four brothers, Charles, and his wife, Dorothy, of Waco, TX, Preston, Jr. of Ogdensburg, Raymond and his wife, Sylvia, of Ogdensburg, and William and his wife, Denise, of Ogdensburg; two sisters, Donna Cutwa of Ogdensburg and Mary Ann Ashley and her husband, Allen; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Mr. Montroy was born on October 1, 1936 in Ogdensburg, the son of Preston and Ethel Burkhard Montroy. He attended Ogdensburg Free Academy and went back to school to attain his GED at the age of 40. He married Nancy Leclair on August 23, 1958 at Notre Dame Church with Rev. A.D. Charbonneau officiating. Mr. Montroy first worked for Raymond Factory in Greene, NY. While he was living there, he was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Montroy and his wife moved back to Ogdensburg where he worked for the Ogdensburg Fire Department for sixteen years retiring in 1980 due to disability. Before his disability, Mr. Montroy also worked part time for Pepsi Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers and performed janitorial work at the Ogdensburg State Police barracks. He was also a long shore man unloading ships at the Ogdensburg Port. He also served in the United States Army.
Mr. Montroy was well known in the North Country as one of the best softball fast pitch pitchers. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, bowling and duck hunting.