Jon A. LaClair, 33, Evans Mills

EVANS MILLS, NY —  Jon Alden LaClair, 33, of Willow Street, Evans Mills, passed away, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, as a result of an all-terrain vehicle accident.

Born Nov. 30, 1986, at Mercy Hospital, Watertown, NY, a son of Kip Jon and Sandra Jean Sampson LaClair, he was a 2005 graduate of Indian River Central School

He graduated in 2007 from SUNY Canton with an associate’s of applied science degree in construction engineering technology.

He also earned another associate’s degree from Jefferson Community College and then a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering from Clarkson University.

He married Jessica A. Smith on Sept. 10, 2011, in Alexandria Bay, NY.

When Jon first started working, he worked at Jreck Subs, Pizza Hut, Sonny’s Landscaping, on the farm for his great-uncle, Vernon LaFave, and Barrett Paving.

For the past 10 years, he was an engineer for New York State Department of Transportation at the State Office Building, Watertown, NY.

He was a member of the Adirondack ATV Club, Harrisville, NY and the Indian River ATV Club. Rain or shine you could always find him at the track on race days.

Jon could fix anything, excelling in carpentry and mechanics.

He enjoyed being outdoors 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, water sports, hunting, ice fishing, making maple syrup, working on his land, and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Jessica; two sons, Justin, 12 and Jordan, 8; parents, Kip and Sandra LaClair, Pamelia, NY; parents-in-law, Wendell and Ann Smith, Redwood, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Jamie and Dusten Green, Evans Mills, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Joshua and Kylee LaClair, Philadelphia, NY; maternal grandmother, Beverly Sampson, Philadelphia, NY; paternal grandmother, Norma LaClair, Pamelia, NY; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jenna and Cody Thomas, Philadelphia, NY; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.

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