HANNAWA FALLS -- Mr. Larry D. LaParr, 60, of 2076 River Road and a longtime resident of Fine, New York, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 5, 2017, at Canton-Potsdam Hospital after a long battle with Amyloidosis.
Larry was born March 16, 1957, in Gouverneur, the son of the late George and Marion (Cole) LaParr.
He was a graduate of Harrisville Central School, where he playing sports and was well known for his left-handed hook shot, resulting in the nickname “Kareem.”
On September 26, 1981, he married Linda M. Tulip at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Star Lake with Msgr. Waterhouse, officiating.
Larry was a very dedicated and loyal worker throughout his life, working for 24 years at Newton Falls Paper Mill as a papermaker. After its closure, he started worked in the Physical Plant at SUNY Canton, where he continued for 14 years having to retire due to his illness.
He also dedicated his time to his community as a member of the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department and coached the Modified Girls Basketball team at Clifton-Fine Central School for many years.
Larry had a great love for the outdoors – hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening were favorite pastimes.
He had very generous spirit and would help anyone at anytime, anywhere.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his daughter, Jill Hosmer of Potsdam; his son-in-law, Matthew Hosmer of Potsdam; his granddaughter, Ava Hosmer; his sisters and their husbands, Joyce and Lynn Wood of Black Lake and Florida and Patsy and Robert Ford of Harrisville; and his brother and his wife, Garth “Butch” and Judy LaPar of Sun City Center, Florida. He is also survived by his wife’s siblings, Gary and Donda Tulip of Wyoming; Keith and Paula Tulip of Russell; Anne and Lynn Hanley of Star Lake; John Tulip; Debbie and Jeff Rixon of Star Lake; Sandra Tulip of Ogdensburg; and Theodore and Tasha Tulip of Ogdensburg; an aunt; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Larry was predeceased by an infant granddaughter, Ella Hosmer in 2013; and a nephew and godson, Matthew James Wood in 2003.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Potsdam, with Rev. Stephen Rocker, celebrating.
A celebration of his life and luncheon will follow at the Potsdam Elks Lodge.
Memorial Contributions may be made in his memory to the Amyloidosis Center at Boston Medical, American Cancer Society, Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation, or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Arrangements are with the Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam, where memories and condolences may be shared online at www.donaldsonseymour.com.