POTSDAM – Mr. David Lindsay, 80, of State Highway 11B, unexpectedly passed away Sunday morning December 23, 2018 at his home.
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David was born February 7, 1938 in Colton, the son of the late Maurice and Florence (Maine) Lindsay and attended Potsdam schools. On July 13, 1957, he married Janet A. White at their home in Potsdam and were blessed with 7 children.
David first worked for Smith’s Saw Mill and Potsdam Paper Mill before becoming a delivery man for Homestead Dairy and Racquette Valley Dairy. He also worked for a time with Aeon Heating and Vivlamore’s Heating and Plumbing. He and his wife also operated Lindsay’s Mom and Pop Store for 23 years until their retirement. David had a great love for working and repairing pretty much anything and loved being outdoors, hunting, boating, and fishing were great pastimes for him. He also enjoyed dancing and cherished the time he was able to spend with this family.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Janet; his children and their spouses, David and Tina Lindsay of Bristol, TN; Rosemarie and Darrell Selman of College Station, TX; Dale and Autumn Lindsay of Potsdam; Ronnie Lindsay of Potsdam; and Jai and Melodie Lindsay of Norwood; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. David is also survived by his siblings, Bev and Pete Christian of Potsdam, Edwin “Buster” and Shirley Lindsay of Ohio; and Betty Tassie of Potsdam and his additional siblings, Janet and Paul Smith, Barbara and Guy Kenny, and Sally and Bob Briggs; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two children, Allen and Connie Lindsay and his brother Jack Horton.
At his request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring at a time to be announced.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Potsdam Rescue Squad, Potsdam Fire Department, or a charity of one’s choice.