SCHUYLER FALLS — Bernard "Sonny" J. LaMora Jr., 70, of Route 22B, Schuyler Falls, N.Y., passed away Wednesday May 7, 2014, at his home. He was born August 31, 1943, in Plattsburgh, the son of Bernard and Lillian (Davidson) LaMora Sr.
Bernie joined the United States Army in 1963; he was assigned to the 3rd Engineering Battalion, Alpha Company, working as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Germany. Bernie returned home in 1966 after being honorably discharged and began working at C.I.L. He married Anice LaClair on May 17, 1969, at St. Edmund's Church in Ellenburg, N.Y. Soon after, he began working for the New York State Department of Corrections as a Corrections Officer. Bernie retired from Clinton Correctional Facility in 2002 after 33 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1619. Bernie enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, wood working, coin collecting and spending time with his grand- children.
He was predeceased by his parents and his father and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Electa LaClair.
Bernie is survived by his wife of 45 years, Anice LaMora; three children; Bryan LaMora and his wife Teri of Plattsburgh, Andrea LaMora-Legge and her husband Scott of Morrisonville, Brandon LaMora and his wife Nicole of Albany; five grandchildren; Brennen and Macey LaMora, Victorea, Bryana and Alivia Legge; and a sixth grandchild, a boy, is expected in June. His siblings and their spouses; Carolyn (Paul) Kyea of Plattsburgh, David (Susan) LaMora, Bonnie Bixby of Virginia and Paul (Cheryl) LaMora of Plattsburgh; his sisters-in-law; Vedora Bielat and her husband John of Plattsburgh, Faye Gregory and her husband Loyal of Ellenburg Center; a brother-in-law, Darwin LaClair and his wife Darcy of Chateaugay Lake; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him.
Calling hours were held from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A funeral service followed at 6 p.m. in the Brown Funeral Home Chapel.
Donations in Bernie's memory may be made to the American Legion Post 1619 in West Plattsburgh.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY. 12901 (518) 561-3980.
Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.