Gary R. LaRouech

March 1, 1941May 11, 2018

Gary LaRouech, 77, of Saltaire Village, Calabash, NC passed away on May 11, 2018.

Gary was born in Massena, NY to Ellen and Raymond LaRouech. He received his BS and MS degrees from SUNY College at Plattsburgh. In 1964 he married Mary (Betsy) Adams and they soon moved to Moravia, NY.

Gary’s love of teaching kept him in education for over 37 years as a teacher, golf coach, and guidance counselor at Moravia High School. He served as village trustee, mayor pro temp and as a volunteer with the Moravia Fire Department.

An avid sportsman, he pitched fast pitch softball and umpired softball games and was club champion golfer with a career three hole-in-ones.

After Gary retired, he and Betsy moved to North Carolina which he considered “paradise”. Gary worked at many golf courses and joined the VFW Auxiliary. He played in several bridge groups. With his outgoing personality, he made friends where ever he went.

Gary is survived by Betsy, his wife of 53 years; daughters Leslie (Tom) Sullivan and Cheryl (John) O’Hara; grandchildren TJ, Andrew, Aidan, Emma and Joey; sister Laurel Paquin and several nieces and nephews.

Services: A funeral mass will be on May 18, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Brendan the Navigator Church in Shallotte, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, the Kidney Foundation or the Lung Association.


  • A Mass of the Ressurection Friday, May 18, 2018
  • A Reception to follow Friday, May 18, 2018

Gary R. LaRouech

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Michael Young

May 12, 2018

As a Dear Friend of our Family, I am fortunate to hold many happy memories of Gary and his Family, Betsy, Leslie and Cheryl. Growing up in Moravia we spent many holidays together celebrating at each home, as well as volunteering with Gary at the annual Fair, the MFD, and under his supervision as a Coach or Umpire playing in Little League. Throughout High School, I always felt very comfortable and secure around Gary, even when I was being admonished, which wasn't without good reason. I recall always enjoying hearing him laugh. Gary possessed a sincere and unique laugh that made me smile. I Pray Our Father in Heaven ease the Burden of Loss to Betsy, Leslie, Cheryl, all of his Family, and to all that knew Gary, and to trust we shall be with Gary again, Amen.