Mark S. Durham Jr., 28, Ogdensburg

OGDENSBURG, NY — Mark Sheldon Durham Jr., 28, died peacefully on Dec. 4, 2021, at the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, NY.

He was born on Feb. 28, 1993, to Mark Durham Sr. and Mary (Davey) McConnell.
Mark attended Hermon Dekalb Central School.

He is survived by his father, Mark Durham, of Ogdensburg; his mother, Mary McConnell, of Fine, NY; and his siblings, Angela Tebeau, Hermon; Cynthia Niles, Canton; and Tiffany Haywood of Fine, NY.

He is also survived by two special nieces, Harley & Kelly and five nephews, James Jr., Connor, Nathanial, Carter and Carson. He was so proud of his nieces and nephews, he absolutely adored them.

Mark was a proud runner-up in a contest to design a symbol for Oggy & Friends, the mascot for the Ogdensburg Pride and Beautification Commission’s Educational Campaign on cleaning up after dogs.

There will be no calling hours, per his wishes he will be cremated. A celebration of life will be held at a later date by his family and close friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.