CANTON -- Graveside service for Frederick J. LaFlair, 90, will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Fairview Cemetery, Canton followed by a Celebration of Life at the home of his son, Andrew in Potsdam.
Fred died on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital where he had been admitted earlier in the week.
There will be no calling hours.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Potsdam Animal Shelter, 17 Madrid Ave; Potsdam, New York 13676.
Fred is survived by 14 children; Frederick LaFlair of Canton; Richard (Linda) LaFlair of Alvo, NB; Gloria (Bruce) Stevenson of Justin, TX; Margaret Chase of Fort Wayne, IN; Deborah (Andrew) Mason of Gouverneur; Douglas (Karen) LaFlair of Industry, PA; David (Carol) LaFlair of Fort Wayne, IN; Rebecca (Timothy) Facey of Weedsport, NY; ; Rowena (Michael) Merritt of New Port Richie, FL; April (Rafe) Sanson of Jacksonville, FL; Gwendolyn (Michael) Ridsdale of Cohoe, NY; Shawn (Heidi) LaFlair of Albion, NY; Shane LaFlair of Geoegia and Andrew (Rebecca) LaFlair of Potsdam. Also surviving are a sister, Joan Herzig of FL; 41 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and his ex-wife, Myra Karen Swan.
Fred was born March 14, 1927 in Utica, NY; the son of the late John and Evelyn (Laroue) LaFlair.
He served in the US ARMY as Military Police. Fred married Veronica “Rita” Lawrence in 1944 in Copenhagen, she predeceased him on August 30, 1968.
Fred farmed, drove feed truck for Agway and later had his own trucking company before going to work driving bus for NYSARC and CDP.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.olearyfuneralservice.com.