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Gary Ames

Gary A. Ames

Wednesday, March 21st, 1962 - Monday, August 31st, 2020
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NORWOOD – Gary A. Ames, 58, unexpectedly passed away Monday morning, August 31, 2020 at his home.

Gary was born March 21, 1962 in Potsdam, the son of the late Albert and Iona (Carpenter) Ames. He grew up in Norwood and was a graduate of Norwood-Norfolk Central School.

Gary worked for the St. Lawrence County Highway Department for many years and proudly served his community as a member of the Norwood Fire Department. He was an avid gun enthusiast, enjoyed riding his Harley, hunting, and had a great love for music.

Gary is survived by his aunt, Shirley Burns of Ogdensburg; his best friend, Bill “Gratto” Grady of Norwood and many cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant brother, Gregory Ames on July 23, 1961.

There will be no calling hours, a graveside service in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood will be held at a time to be announced.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Norwood Volunteer Fire Department.
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    Riverside Cemetery - Norwood
    Riverside Drive
    NORWOOD, NY 13668
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Michael McGinnis & Family

Posted at 07:11am
Sorry to see you go, seems like God should have given you some more time. A shot of Jack in your memory.

Kevin Carpenter

Posted at 09:58pm
1980. We'd just graduated and I was on my Watertown tour, visiting from Tacoma, WA. It was our first real meeting since were about a year old. We drove down to Cooperstown for my first trip to the Hall of Fame. We did it up right. Seems like it was yesterday -- OK, the day before yesterday.

Sherry Fullerton

Posted at 07:36pm
Gary,We will always remember the good times we spent with you,at the bars,the tax office, on the street. Till we meet again R.I.P.
Jeff & Sherry Fullerton

Cindy Vivlamore

Posted at 11:21am
Gary, always so friendly and kind, we were sorry to hear of your passing. Your life was taken way too soon. God must have needed another beautiful flower for his garden in heaven. Rest in Peace. Phil & Cindy Vivlamore


Posted at 11:41am
My brother will miss the friend he found in you Gary. Gratto will be lost without you. You were good and sincere friend to me and others., Rest in peace. So sorry to never got to enjoy retirement Rest Gary and take care of the family and friends. Till we meet again

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