Bob Larche Death, Obituary – Bob Larche has sadly passed away unexpectedly with loved ones, family and the entire community left heartbroken and in grievance, according to an online publication. Robert (Bob) Earl Larche, age 86, the son of the late Clarence and Blanche (Lamitie) Larche and the loving husband of Betty (Bashaw) Larche, passed away peacefully on September 28 at St. Ann’s Community in Rochester, New York. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing.
Bob was one of seven children and was born on April 7, 1932 in Malone, New York. His siblings were: Bob received his diploma from Franklin Academy in Malone in the year 1950. After receiving his diploma, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and spent the next four years serving his nation. After serving in the Air Force, Bob worked as an oil delivery driver, a firefighter, and a part-time painter before starting a job as a guard at ALCOA. Over the course of his career there, he worked his way up to become a shift supervisor and remained in that position until his retirement in 1990.
Bob and Betty were joined together in holy matrimony in June of 1957, and they were blessed with three boys as a result of their union. Betty, his wife of 61 years, his children Michael and Patti (Littlejohn), David and Mary (Springfield), and Kenneth and Jackie (Seguin); his ten grandchildren: Jason, Jessica, Nicholas, Zachary, Damien, John, Brianna, Colby, and Jacob; and nine great grandchildren will forever remember his life. Irene Tatro and Margaret (Peggy) Potter, both of whom are Bob’s sisters, as well as his brother Jerris, are among those he leaves behind. Two of his sisters, Theresa Oakes and Jeanette Martin, as well as one of his brothers, Richard, had passed away before him (Mike).
Bob was a devout follower of both the St. Joseph’s and the St. Mary’s churches, the latter of which is now called St. Peter’s. In addition to being an active member of the Knights of Columbus, he was also a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Veterans (AMVETS), and the Seniors Club in Massena. He was a fourth-degree knight in the Knights of Columbus. Bob was a devoted family man who adored all of his offspring, including his children and grandkids. He was a voracious reader of history books and a fierce devotee to the sport of crossword puzzles. He also enjoyed learning new things. Bob was a member of the Senior Citizen Club, where he worked as a waiter and also played golf, shuffle board, and called bingo. He was a Eucharistic Minister at his local church, as well as a Liturgical Lector, and he frequently assisted with Communion Services.
And everyone who knew Bob well was aware of how much he enjoyed a good laugh. Visitation will be held at the Donaldson Funeral Home in Massena on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. A memorial ceremony will be held by the members of the Knights of Columbus at three thirty in the afternoon, and a memorial service will be held by the members of the local veteran’s organizations at seven fifteen in the evening. At St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at eleven in the morning, with the Reverends Jack L. Downs and Mark Reilly presiding and con-celebrating respectively. After the funeral, the body will be interred at Calvary Cemetery with full military rites. Our family would like to express our deepest gratitude to the physicians and staff members at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, as well as St. Ann’s Community and Lifetime Care Hospice in Rochester, for the compassionate care and support that they provided to our father and husband.