KEESEVILLE — Walter E. "Walt" LaMountain, 79, of the Highlands Road, Keeseville, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, from the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
He was born in Mineville, Feb. 19, 1934, the son of Henry and Mary (Hart) LaMountain. He graduated from Keeseville Central School in 1954.
He married Shirley Ann Blaise, April 21, 1956, at St. John's The Baptist Church in Keeseville. Together they raised two sons, Jeffrey and Scott.
Walter worked for the A & P stores for 35 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Keeseville Elks Lodge #2072. He was a member of, and usher for, St. John's Church of Keeseville, and a councilman for the Chesterfield town board for thirty plus years. He enjoyed boating, traveling, bowling, and taking care of his lawn.
A dedicated father to his son, Jeffrey and his special needs son, Scott, Walter was truly a special dad. He was a friend to all and will always be remembered for his kind and generous ways.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Shirley; son, Jeffrey and his wife Darlene; three grandchildren, Christopher (Molly), Matthew (Kasey), and Andrea LaMountain and companion Jason Buesser; Pop to his six great-grandchildren, Abigail and Kaleb Walton, Scott and Annika LaMountain, and Olivia and Grace LaMountain, all of Keeseville; very special sister-in-law, Norma (Ron) Bailey; nephew, Todd (Tess) Bailey; brother-in-law, Andrew Sonny Blaise; sister, Marjorie Hooker of Fortuna, Calif.; special friend, Gerald Morrow; and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents; son, Scott; brother, Frankie; and nephew, Robbie Bailey.
There will be no public calling hours. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. John's Church in Keeseville with Monsignor Leeward J. Poissant, parish pastor, celebrating. Reception will follow at the Keeseville Knights of Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, his family request donations be made to High Peaks Hospice of Essex County, or the Keeseville Rescue Squad.
Walter was loved by family and friends. A kind, generous man, Walter had a smile for everyone.
Special thanks to High Peaks Hospice who supported him with outstanding care throughout his illness.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Walt LaMountain please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com