CADYVILLE- Clifton Herbert St. Louis, a beloved father, grandfather, and esteemed civil engineer, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2024, at the age of 90. Born on December 4, 1933, in Cadyville, NY, to Herbert and Ella St. Louis, Clifton lived a life full of adventure, love, and dedicated service to his community and country.
Clifton's passion for life knew no bounds, and he embraced any opportunity to explore the great outdoors. He found solace in activities such as hunting, fishing, boating, and riding snowmobiles and motorcycles. Uniting luck and excitement, Clifton often enjoyed the thrill of visiting casinos and trying his luck with the slots with his wife June.
His commitment to his community was evident throughout his life. As a lifelong member of the Cadyville Fire Department, Clifton served with distinction and leadership, even holding the role of Chief for five years. He carried the same dedication into his military service, having proudly served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. In 2017, he had the honor of participating in the Honor Flight, an experience that left an indelible mark on him.
Furthermore, Clifton was an active member of the VFW and American Legion for many years, embracing the camaraderie shared among fellow veterans. In his professional career, he worked diligently as a civil engineer for the State of New York, retiring in 1984. However, retirement did not hinder his love for project management as he joined Plattsburgh Quarries and later Luck Brothers, showcasing his unwavering work ethic.
Preceding him in death are his wife of 53 years June, his parents, and his only sibling Marion Christon.
Making memories with loved ones was a priority for Clifton. He and his beloved wife embarked on numerous unforgettable journeys across the United States, covering nearly every state except eight. Their shared experiences were a testament to their strong bond and love for adventure. Clifton will be deeply missed by his family, including his daughter Tammy (Mark) Favaro and their children Amanda and Robert, sons Randy (Sharon) St. Louis and their children Justin and Melissa, Ricky (Susan) St. Louis and their children Stephen and Mikayla, and Kevin (Jenny) St. Louis and their son Kevin. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, whose lives were forever touched by his presence.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Alexander's Church, 1 Church St., Morrisonville on Monday, January 8, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at St. James Cemetery in Cadyville in the spring.
As a compassionate and loving tribute, the family kindly requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Clifton's memory to organizations that held a special place in his heart, such as the Honor Flight, St. Jude's, or the Shriners.
Clifton will forever be remembered for his zest for life, his selfless service, and his boundless love for his family and community. May his spirit live on in the memories we cherish dearly.
Services were entrusted to Heidrick Funeral Home (formerly Heald Funeral Home) 48 Court St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Online condolences may be left at www.heidrickfuneralhome.com.