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Wilbur D. McGaw Sr.


Funeral services for Wilbur D. “Dave” McGaw Sr., age 66 of Church Street in Lisbon will be held at 6:00pm on Monday (Dec 30, 2013) at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Bakos officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Flackville Cemetery in Lisbon.

Calling hours will be held also on Monday from 2:00pm until the time of the service at the funeral home. Mr. McGaw passed away at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center on Friday evening (Dec 27, 2013) surrounded by his loving family.

Surviving is his wife MaryEllen; two sons Wilbur “Dave” McGaw & his companion Carrie Patton of Gouverneur and William McGaw of Lisbon; a daughter Mary Elizabeth & her husband Jon Cota of Lisbon; grandchildren Mackenzie & Austen Cota, Bracelyn McGaw and step-granddaughter Sophie; an aunt Dora Waldo of Lisbon; brother & sister-in-laws William Barney of Watertown, Richard & JoAnne Lockwood of Ogdensburg, Michael & Marcy Barney of Canton, George & Pam Coleman of Canton, Cindy Watson of Ogdensburg, David & Sue Barney of Hermon, Barry & Sue Webb of Palmyra, Roberta Driscoll of Ogdensburg, Jerry Barney of Madrid, Barbara Barney of Ogdensburg, Paula Dillon of Plattsburgh along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. An infant brother Edward McGaw predeceased him.

Dave was born on December 1, 1947 in Ogdensburg NY a son of the late Wilbur W. & Alma (Johnson) McGaw. He graduated from Lisbon Central School in 1966 and continued his education at Seaway Technology where he obtained a degree in auto mechanics. He then married MaryEllen Barney in 1970, and the couple continued to

co-own and operate the family farm for many years. Dave’s career also consisted of working for Zabriskie Motors from 1965-76, Curtis Motors from 1976 – 1979, Sheridan Motors from 1980-1981 as an auto mechanic and parts manager, 1982 with the Town of Lisbon as a mechanic and truck driver and then 1983-2005 with Belvins Bros also as a mechanic, service truck driver and shop foreman until becoming disabled.

He enjoyed restoring old vehicles, international tractors, collecting business pens & pencils, watching western movies, camping at Lisbon Beach, spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Memorial contribution can be made to the Lisbon Wesleyan Church, 48 Church St, Lisbon, NY 13658. Condolences can also be shared online at

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