Potsdam- A celebration of life for 77-year old Raymond C. LaBar of Parishville will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Knapps Station Community Church, 3035 County Rt. 47, Norwood, from 1PM to 4PM. Raymond died at Canton-Potsdam Hospital on February 9, 2013.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of Parishville, a sister Bernice Hallinan of Katy, TX, and several nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by two half-brothers, Edwin Wells, Jr. and Edison Wells, and a half-sister Marjorie Bray Sucese.
He was born in the family homestead where he lived in the Town of Parishville on March 5, 1935 the son of Clayton R. and Eva (Richards) LaBar. Following school, Raymond served in the U. S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He married Betty J. White at Holy Cross Church, in Hopkinton on April 10, 1956.
His early employment included work at ALCOA in Massena, followed by mechanic work at Earl Sweets Market Motors in Potsdam. For many years Raymond worked for Aeon Sales in Potsdam as an air conditioning and heating installer and technician. Raymond was an avid hunter and fisherman.
If friends desire, memorials may be made in his memory to the Knapps Station Community Church, P O Box 54, Norwood, NY 13668.
Arrangements are with the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam.