George E. Dillingham, 83, Ogdensburg
Funeral services for George E. Dillingham, age 83, of Ogdensburg, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial arrangements will be in the spring at Ogdensburgh Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 18th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mr. Dillingham passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 12th surrounded by his loving family and caregivers.
He is survived by his children, Steven Dillingham of Toulouse, France, Gregory Dillingham & his wife Martha of Skaneateles, Edward Dillingham & his wife Regina of Ogdensburg, and Jennifer Mrozienski & her husband Joseph of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Constance Hanson & her husband Bruce, and Sue Wheeler & her husband Pete all of Florida; grandchildren Patrick & Kristen Dillingham, Julien & Kevin Dillingham, Jake, Luke & Samantha Mrozienski; along with many nieces, and nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Dillingham, in 2003; and his daughter-in-law, Fabienne Dillingham, in 2015.
George was born on June 1, 1934 in Ogdensburg, the son of Charles E. & Beatrice (Parker) Dillingham. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and continued his education at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania. He entered the United States Navy in 1955 and was stationed at the Brooklyn Navel Yard and the Naval Station in Norfolk, VA. George eventually served as a radioman on the USS Leyte and the USS Denebola with tours in the Pacific and Mediterranean until his honorable discharge in 1959. He later married Barbara Haas on June 11, 1960 at St. Adalbert’s Church in Elmhurst, NY.
George was the second generation to operate E. Dillingham Inc., a Customs House Brokerage Company and Dillingham, Jones & Cissel, Inc. insurance agency, both in Ogdensburg, until he retired in 2000. George was active in the Boy Scouts and was a Scoutmaster of Troop 3 in Ogdensburg where he shared his love for the outdoors with other young men and scouting staff. George was a charter member of a hunting club in the Adirondacks called the 35 Mile Club. Friendships developed at hunting camp ran as deep as the woods and streams themselves, and it is there where George cherished those friendships with men who shared the same love of the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching the various wildlife that inhabit the river, playing cards, traveling, watching sports on TV, spending time with family, and socializing with friends.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.
The friendly and adventurous spirit of George Dillingham will never be forgotten… so when you think of him, he has “Gone Fishing.”