Gary A. "Red" Bickford, 70, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at SUNY Upstate Hospital, Syracuse. Funeral arrangements are private with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Gary was born on August 25, 1942, the son of Robert and Madeleine Wilson Bickford of Fowler. He was a caring and giving individual who was loved by all who knew him. Gary was employed at Gouverneur Iron Works before beginning work at Gouverneur Talc Company in 1974 until his retirement in 2003. He was an animal lover, enjoyed watching NASCAR and Syracuse University basketball. A previous marriage had ended in divorce.
Gary is survived by two brothers, Kerry and wife Nancy Bickford of Fine, Wilson and wife Glenda Bickford of Fowler; two sisters, Cheryl Bickford of Gouverneur and Sandra and husband David Edwards of Gouverneur; as well as nieces and a nephew.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA, PO Box 594, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or the Arthritis Foundation, 5858 East Molloy Road, #123, Syracuse, NY 13211.