He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Peter and Margaret (D’Ambrose) LaClaire.
Mr. LaClaire worked as an Auto Mechanic and a Commercial Truck Driver with Pepsi.
He retired from Nestles, Co., Fulton after 32 years as a Laborer and Machinist.
Mr. LaClaire had a passion for vehicles especially classic cars. He had a great sense of humor; a warm heart and he was loved and will be missed by many.
Mr. LaClaire is survived by his wife of 22 years Carole LaClaire of Granby, 2 children: Richard (Yong) LaClaire II of Fulton, Michelle Everson of Scriba; 4 step-children: Dale Cook of Fulton, Craig (Laurie) Nelson of Fulton, Tracy (Mark) Clark of AZ, Kelly (David) LaClair of IN; his sister: Beverly (Larry) Parkhurst of Fulton; 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and several extended family members including nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was pre-deceased by 5 siblings: Peter LaClaire, George LaClaire, Dorothy Spiegel, Janet Hart, Patricia Erb and stepson: Frederick Nelson Jr.
Mr. LaClaire’s wishes included a private funeral service and burial.
There will be no calling hours.
The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton has care of his arrangements.