Richard D. Lavetsky, 73, Depauville

DEPAUVILLE, NY — Richard D. Lavetsky, 73, died Jan. 3, 2019, at Houghton Rehab and Nursing Home where he resided for one year.

There will be a graveside committal service at the Depauville Cemetery at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, with Military Honors provided by the Clayton American Legion Post 821.

A Celebration of Rick’s Life will start at 3 p.m. at the Clayton American Legion.

Rick was born Oct. 11, 1945, in Watertown, the son of John P. and Marsincavage Lavetsky. He graduated from Watertown High School.

He married the former, Florena Pike, January 21, 1970, in Watertown.

Rick served in the United States Navy from July 5, 1966, until Oct. 7, 1969, when he was honorably discharged.

He worked for over 20 years at Frink Snowplow in Clayton, until it closed. Then he worked at the Clayton American Legion until his retirement.

He was a member of the Clayton American Legion Colin Couch Post 821, and was a long time member of the Depauville Fire Department.

Rick enjoyed fixing things, kayaking, hiking, and doing puzzles.

Surviving besides his wife Flo, is one son, Rick of Dansville; three daughters, Sharon Willis, and Reba Lavetsky, both of Canaseraga, and Jennifer (Mark) Denesha of Navarra Florida; 8 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; two brothers, Joe (Kim) of Fayetteville, and John (Linda) of Watertown; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in his name to the Depauville Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

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