FLORIDA/CADYVILLE €" Harold J. LaVarnway, 83, of Holiday, Fla., and formerly of Cadyville died Monday, April 30, 2007, at Community General Hospital in New Port Richie, Fla.

He was born in Beekmantown on April 4, 1924, the son of Henry and Edith (Gebo) LaVarnway.

Harold married the former Marie Rock in 1946 at St. James Church in Cadyville, and after 45 years of marriage she passed away in 1991. In 1995, in St. Joseph's Church in Mooers, he married the former Margaret (Picard) Franklin.

Mr. LaVarnway was a long time member of St. James Church in Cadyville, of St. John's Church while living in Plattsburgh and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Holiday, Fla. He belonged to Elks Club #2166 in Dannemora, and was a Life Member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Bishop Wadhams Hall Assembly #106 and Council #2166 in Dannemora. He was an honorary member of the Peru Volunteer Fire Department.

Harold was a corrections officer for 30 years, retiring from Clinton Correctional Facility in 1979. He was past president of LaVarnway & Kennedy Construction Company, retiring in 1979. He was also part owner of Peru Auto Exchange and the K & L Trailer Park.

Prior to being a corrections officer he was a milk hauler for the French Settlement Road, Rand Hill Road and the West Plattsburgh area for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of Holiday, Fla.; two sons, Robert LaVarnway of Cadyville and Rodney LaVarnway and his wife, Elizabeth, of Cadyville; four daughters, Bonnie Chisholm-Green and her husband, Dave, of Palatine, Ill., Shirley Butler and her husband, Robert, of Cadyville, Nancy Russo and her husband, Gerard, of Plattsburgh, and Carol Ann LaPointe and her husband, Victor, of Cadyville; one brother, Donald LaVarnway and his wife, Betty, of Dannemora; one sister, Elizabeth Johnson of Liberty, Ind; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Marion Flatt and Geraldine Baker.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the R. W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Knights of Columbus ritualistic service will be held at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at St. James Church in Cadyville.

Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Donations, in his memory, may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. James Church Memorial Fund or Catholic Charities.۩

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