Richard L LaRose

April 29, 1948August 31, 2018

Mr. Richard L. LaRose Jr. age 70, of Potsdam, NY passed away August 31, 2018 at his home while under the care of his daughter Gina and Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley. A mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 4th at noon at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10 am until 11:30 am. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Arthritis Foundation @ 1717 Central Ave #105, Albany, NY 12205 or to the Potsdam Animal Shelter @ 17 Madrid Ave. Potsdam, NY. Born April 29, 1948 in Potsdam, NY the son of the late Richard E. LaRose and Shirley Jean Leonard. He graduated from the Modern Welding School in Schenectady, NY in 1969 as a New York State certified welder working on various jobs in the Capital District Area, one being the Empire State Plaza. He moved to Potsdam in 1979 and continued working until retiring due to arthritis. He was married to Ann E. Rivenburg on July 29, 1970 in East Greenbush, NY. They divorced in 1996. The couple had three children Richard LaRose Jr. and his companion Kristina McGrane, Gina LaRose and her fiancée Brian Murray and Lisa (Paul) Bernard and several grandchildren all of the Capital District area. He is predeceased by his parents and a grandson Hunter Murray. He was a past member of the Ironworkers Local 12 Union in Albany and The United Steel Workers Union. He enjoyed all outdoor sports and one favorite indoor one.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Richard L LaRose

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Marge Weldon

September 5, 2018

Gina, I'm so sorry for your loss. remember the good times that you had while he was with you. Just know as much as you will miss him he is no longer in any pain or suffering.

Kim Collen

September 1, 2018

Dearest Gina
My prayers are with you and your family at this time. I hope you find peace, and think about the good memories that you have of your Dad.
May he Rest in Peace

Tracey Kilhullen

September 1, 2018

Gina, I am so very sorry to hear about your dad. I will always remember our phone calls to him.

Love ya girl

Michelle Thompson

September 1, 2018

Gina , my thoughts n prayers are with you an you family. I love n miss all of you!

Barbara Sexton

September 1, 2018

my heart is broken tonight. Our family has lost another member. Rick you will be missed dearly!! My love goes out to Gina, Kyle, Justin, Gabby, Lisa and Ricky!

june atkinson

August 31, 2018

Our love goes out to Gina and the rest of Ricky's family. R. I. P Ricky
You will never be forgotten, as George, Cindi, Timmy and I sit at the circle we will always remember you! God be with you all.

Margaret Garner

August 31, 2018

Sincerest condolences to Gina and all of Richard’s family. I remember well the time spent at Aunt Tin and Uncle Edgar’s when we were all young.