John W. LaChance, Jr.

Obituary of John W. LaChance, Jr.

HARTSVILLE: John W. LaChance, Jr., 77, of Purdy Creek Rd. passed away unexpectedly Saturday (June 3, 2017) shortly after arrival at St. James Mercy hospital after being stricken at home.

John was born July 24, 1939 in Watertown to the late John W. and Ruth Mae (Casler) LaChance. On July 7, 1984 in Watertown he married the former Georgette Reynolds who survives and resides in Hartsville.

John served our country proudly as a U.S. Marine from 1957 until honorably discharged in 1960. He had been employed at the Forbes Customs Production in Dansville as a stock manager for the plastics fabrication business.

John was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, and also collected many coins. He also enjoyed the many ocean cruises he was fortunate to go on and was always ready to go on the next one at a moment’s notice.

  John’s family and friends meant a great deal to him and enjoyed the precious time spent with children and grandchildren. He was also very fond of his dog “Mac” who was at his side every minute.

In addition to his wife Georgette of Hartsville, John is survived by a son (Casey (Tracey) Parker of Hornell, step-daughters: Amy (Ralph) Ward and Danielle (Richard) Parker-Walton all of Gouverneur, NY. His grandchildren, Tyler, Taryn, Hayden, Karlie, Nichols, Brooklyn, Felicia, Justine, Brenden, Dillon and Parker, great grandchildren, Laynee, Lovina, Aeriella and Leo. He is also survived by two sisters: Patricia and Peggy LaChance of Florida. John was predeceased by his parents, daughter, Stephanie Sutherland and a grandson Caleb Walton.

At John’s request, there will be no calling hours or service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd. Hornell, N.Y. 14843.