Michael G. Backus, 60, of 14150 Hotel Road in Harrisville, died on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Carthage Area Hospital Emergency Room.
He was born on March 30, 1953 in Gouverneur, NY to the Late Glenn Backus and Shirley Valentine Backus.
He graduated from Harrisville High School. He attended Crane School of Music in Potsdam. He owned and operated the Adirondack Convenience Store in Pitcairn for 27 years with his brother Carey. He was a substitute teacher for several schools Edwards, Harrisville, and Gouverneur. He was the Organist for The United Community Church in Carthage during Sunday services. He also served as the organist for many weddings and funerals throughout his career.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley Backus, Carthage; and a brother, Carey A. Backus, Harrisville.
Calling Hours will be held at the Lundy Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. at 500 State Street in Carthage on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 11:00am-1:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of the Funeral Home at 1:00pm with The Canon Samuel P. Lundy, Anglican Priest, officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to the Harrisville Fire Department or the Harrisville Free Library.
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