Press-Republican

Obituaries

September 29, 2013

Rodney L. LaVarnway Sr.

CADYVILLE — Mr. Rodney L. LaVarnway Sr., 54, of Bucks Corners Road in Cadyville, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Plattsburgh on May 2, 1959, the son of the late Harold and Marie (Rock) LaVarnway.

Rodney was employed as a Corrections Officer for almost 30 years at Clinton Correctional Facility until his retirement. He was an independent contractor and enjoyed outdoor activities and spending time with his family and his dogs.

He is survived by his son, Rodney LaVarnway Jr. and companion Courtney Smith of Ballston Lake; a stepdaughter and her spouse, Amanda and Joseph Hatch of Ballston Lake; his siblings and their spouses, Bonnie and Dave Green of Chicago, Ill., Shirley and Robert Butler of Saranac, Nancy and Gerard Russo of Plattsburgh, Carol LaPointe of Cadyville; his grandchildren, Leah LaVarnway, Reagan and Riley Hatch; his nieces and nephews, Tara Chase, Erica Butler, Jesse LaVarnway, Jamie Beshel, Mark and Luke LaPointe, Derek Russo, and Robert Chisholm.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (James) LaVarnway in 2009; his brother, Robert LaVarnway; and a nephew Johnny Chisholm.

Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at St. James Church in Cadyville. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Masses may be offered in his memory. Arrangements are entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuner alhomeinc.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • marvinhealdFuneralHome.jpg_5.jpg Gary "Alligator" Crowningshield

    WILLSBORO — Gary "Alligator" Crowningshield, 64, of Point Road in Willsboro, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with his family by his side.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • RussellGary.jpg_6.jpg Gary Russell

    PLATTSBURGH — Life's journey has come to its destination for Gary Russell, 64, of Military Turnpike in Schuyler Falls.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • theresasheffield.jpg_7.jpg Theresa Sheffield

    WILLSBORO — Keeseville - Theresa Sheffield, 84, formerly of Hill Street, Keeseville, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • BreyetteCasey.jpg Casey M. Breyette

    PLATTSBURGH — Casey M. Breyette, 38, of Main Mill Street in Plattsburgh, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Glenmont, N.Y.

    July 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • HicksHugh.jpg Hugh "Pete" Hicks Jr.

    July 30, 2014 4 Photos

  • spooner.jpg Shaun Gregory Spooner

    NORTH RICHARDS HILLS, TX — Shaun Gregory Spooner, 59, of North Richland Hills, left this world Sunday, March 30, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • EdDienst1.jpg Edward A. Dienst

    Edward A. Dienst, 97, loving husband, father and proud grandfather, died on July 27, in South Glens Falls, N.Y., surrounded by his family.

    July 29, 2014 6 Photos

  • Hamilton.jpg Fumiko Passino

    Fumiko Passino, 76, of the Highlands Road, Keeseville, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • carolvassar.jpg Carol M. Vassar

    Keeseville — Carol M. Vassar, 65, of Keeseville passed away at her home, 18 Lamplighter MHP, surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • joycetanton1.jpg Joyce Arlene (Mulbury) Tanton

    PLATTSBURGH — Joyce Arlene (Mulbury) Tanton, 91, of Plattsburgh and formerly of Guilderland, N.Y., died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh following a brief illness, with her loving family by her side.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

Death Notices