NORWOOD -- A Celebration of Life gathering for 59 year old Garry W. “Butch” LaCoss, a resident of 1 Maple Street, will be held Friday, November 16, 2018 at 4 p.m. at the Norwood American Legion. Butch passed away Monday afternoon, November 5, 2018 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital with his loving family by his side.
Butch is survived by his loving companion of 18 years, Simone Rodwell, Norwood; a daughter, Rae Collins, Massena; two grandchildren, Christopher Austin and Devin Collins, Massena; his mother, Donna LaCoss, Canton; three sisters, Sandra and Donald Woodcock, Rensselaer Falls; Pammy Dean, Canton and Patricia Ladison, Canton as well as several nieces and nephews.
Butch is also survived by his extended family Shawn Hicken, North Carolina; Jonathan and Stephanie Gilman, Massena; Jeannette Spicer and Cuza Gales, Norfolk; Simone Wolf, Colton; Ashley Wolf, James Wolf, Dylan Spicer, Tanner Hicken and Kiley Bodway. Butch was pre-deceased by his father, Garry J. LaCoss, and Austin Hicken.
Born in Potsdam on June 21, 1959 to Garry J. and Donna McDonald LaCoss, Butch worked as a laborer in the construction industry and was also self-employed. He worked in Texas previously and lastly, worked for Ritchie Brothers Construction in Gouverneur.
He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing as he was a member of the Palmer Sportsman Club in Parishville. Butch was also a member of the Sons of the Legion in Norwood, being the active chaplin.
In lieu of flowers and to help the family with expenses, you may send donations in Butch’s name to the Norwood American Legion, Post 68, PO Box 221, Norwood, NY 13668.
Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.buckfuneralhome.com . The Buck Funeral Home is serving the family of Garry W. “Butch” LaCoss.