LAKE PLACID - Larry E. Strack Sr., 63, of Fawn Ridge Road, Lake Placid, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
He was born in Lake Placid on Oct. 9, 1948, the son of Hector Edward Strack and Dora Chabbott. He was a graduate of Lake Placid High School Class of 1968.
Larry was the husband of Delia "Dede" Gonyea Strack. He worked at Adirondack Correctional Facility, retiring in 1999. Larry was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, golf and bowling.
He was a member of the 1980 Winter Olympic Committee, one of the pioneer members of the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, a past firefighter and dive team member of the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department, a member and coach of the Lake Placid Pee Wee Association, the first coach for the Genesee Amateur Hockey Association in Batavia and could be found sharing stories and a cup of coffee at Stewart's Shops with the "Coffee Club."
Larry is survived by his wife Delia of Lake Placid; his children: William Strack and his wife Christine of Saranac Lake, Larry E. Strack Jr. and his wife Joanne of Saranac Lake, Carrie Sharlow and her husband Clay of Dickinson Center, Alex Strack and his wife Amanda of Lake Placid and Danielle Barney and her husband Matthew of Dannemora; one brother, Francis Strack and his wife Debbie of Lake Placid; one sister, Patti Wood and her husband Larry of Lake Placid; 15 grandchildren: Martin, Billy, Brie, Chelsea, Corey, Matthew, Shania, Cheyenne, Dylan, Justine, Lucas, Desirae, Johnny, Jaylyne and Wyatt; three great-grandchildren: Jakob, Madaline and Hector; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m Friday, March 30 at the M.B. Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid with a fireman's prayer service at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Lake Placid. Cremation will follow. The Rev. John Yonkovig will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
The family sugggests donations in Larry's memory be made to the American Cancer Society.