Funeral services for Richard D. Heaton, age 52, of 309 Park Street, Ogdensburg will be held on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Frary Funeral Home with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Calling hours will be held Sunday, December 11, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home. Mr. Heaton passed away on Friday, December 9, 2011 at his home.
Mr. Heaton is survived by his father, Richard J. Heaton, of Ogdensburg; his mother, Ethel Michel and her husband, Raymond, of Florida; two brothers, Randy and his wife, Patricia, of Corning, NY, and Rodney and his wife, Tracey, of Ogdensburg; several nieces and nephews and his close friends, Tim and Debbie Kench.
Richard Heaton was born in Ogdensburg, on February 18, 1959, the son of Richard and Ethel Fleming Heaton. He attended local schools. He first went to work for Texaco as a mechanic and later as a motor vehicle operator for Ogdensburg City School District for 35 years until he became ill.
Mr. Heaton enjoyed spending time on the river at the family camp, football, camping, cars and racing. He was a member of the Moose Lodge.
Donations may be made in Mr. Heaton’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.