David A. Olmstead, 70, of Robinson Rd., passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, NY, where he had been a patient.
Born on September 28, 1947 in Watertown, NY, he was a son of the late Robert L. and Thelma Hilts Doolittle Olmstead and he was educated in LaFargeville schools.
David married Diane Tibbles of Redwood, NY on October 28, 1967 in Fineview, NY
From the age of 18, he worked in various capacities and as a heavy equipment operator for the Jefferson County Highway Department, Watertown, NY, retiring after 40 years of service.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching westerns on TV.
Survivors include he wife of 50 years, Diane; two daughters and a son-in-law, Brenda Olmstead, Constable, NY, Sherry and Steve Ledford, Murray, KY; five grandchildren, Kyle Schneider and his companion, Ashley, Plessis, NY, Kayla Schneider, Watertown, NY, Nicholas Schneider, NC, MaKayla Ledford, Murray, KY, Rebecca Ledford, Murray, KY; five great-grandchildren, Haydon, Payton, Kyleeanna, Melody, Carter and a grand-puppy, Buddy Allen; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Clyde and Donna Doolittle, LaFargeville, NY, James and Beverly Doolittle, Plessis, NY; nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents and a brother, Robert Olmstead died previously.
Funeral Services will be 11 am Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY with Rev. Donald Briant, officiating. Family and friends will gather at the LaFargeville American Legion immediately following services. Burial will be in Omar Cemetery, Omar, NY.
Calling hours will be 2-4 & 6-8 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center, 5 Lyons Place, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.