Walter A. (Monk) Wright

Maintenance Supervisor


(January 10, 1916---November 3, 2004)


Ogdensburg---Walter A. (Monk) Wright, 88, died Wednesday at St. Joseph's Home.

Mr. Wright was employed by J.J. Harvey Construction Co., Madrid, for a time and then transferred to Majeski & Masters Construction Co., where he worked on the Ogdensburg International Bridge construction project from 1954 to 1959. He then was maintenance supervisor engineer for the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority, retiring in 1971 after 13 years of service.

He moved to North Palm Beach, Florida, where he was employed at the Benjamin School as maintenance supervisor for several years and also coached the golf and basketball teams

Born January 10, 1916, in Ogdensburg, son of George and Hannah Lum Wright, he attended Ogdensburg Free Academy and Manlius Military Academy and graduated in 1939 from Colgate University, Hamilton.

He married Doris L. Regan on October 14, 1939, in Ogdensburg with the Rev. Herbert Hannan officiating.

He enjoyed golfing, playing in a pairs bowling league with his wife, and refereeing area games of football, basketball and baseball.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Walter "Skip," and two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Susan) Scheer and Mrs. John (Sheila) Shaver, all of Ogdensburg; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A sister, Eleanor Craig, and a brother, William, died before him.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foxwood Memorial Park with the Rev. Theodore Edwards officiating.

A calling hour will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foxwood. Arrangements are with Fox-McLellan Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to St. Joseph's Home or St. John's Episcopal Church.

(This obituary was provided by Robert E. Reagan, Potsdam)