Funeral services for Lawrence W. West, age 67, of Ogdensburg will be held Thursday (Sept 19, 2013) at 11:00 a.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin O’Brien officiating. Burial will follow the services at Hillcrest Cemetery in Heuvelton.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. West passed away Saturday (Sept 14, 2013) at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse surrounded by his family.
Surviving is his wife, Carol; a son, Russell “Rusty” West and his fiancé Heather Brossoit of Ogdensburg; a daughter, Jerrilynn McGill & her husband Timothy of Lisbon; a brother, Ronald West of Syracuse; grandchildren Dakota & Kasey West; a nephew, David Premo & his wife Eileen of Ogdensburg; a niece, Mary Staie & her husband Robert of Rochester; god-children Brittney Staie of Rochester & Nicole Robbins of Fayetteville, NC; special friends Ann & Paul Lalonde of Ogdensburg; and sister-in-law Janet West of Clarksville, TN.
His sister, Carol Ladouceur; and brother Richard West predeceased him.
Larry was born on March 21, 1946 in Watertown a son of the late Russell & Geraldine (Butler) West. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1966, and married Carol A. Premo on February 3, 1968at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Comstock officiating the couple’s marriage. During his career he was employed with Kraft Cheese as a laborer, Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club, Strongburg Carlson as a packer, Stewart Bros. Beauty Salon Products as a salesman and the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center as an attendant where he worked for 31 years and retired in 2001. He was past president of the Black Lake Pool Assoc for 15 years and former member of the Black Lake Fish & Game Club.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, carving decoys, stained glass artwork, traveling, ice fishing, scratch off tickets, playing the lotto, going to the casino, watching TV, spending time at his camp on the St. Lawrence River, playing pool and especially being with his grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club; 610 Patterson Street; Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.