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Larry R. Thayer

September 8, 2018
Lake Placid News

Larry Ronald Thayer, 68, of Cascade Road Lake Placid, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at his home.

He was born in Niskayuna on Feb. 25, 1950, the son of George and Genevieve LaDuke Thayer. Larry was a graduate of Lake Placid High School, Class of 1968. He served in the United States Navy Seabees from 1970 to 1974. He married Gail Martin in 1976 and together they ran Thayer's Diner in Wilmington from 1977 to 1980. Larry was hired by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in January of 1981. He worked in corrections at FCI Ray Brook from 1981 to 1987. His career in the Department of Justice took him to Texas, Oregon, and Fort Dix, New Jersey in UNICOR prison industries. He retired in January 2001 and pursued his primary work passion of construction in Florida. He returned to Lake Placid full time in 2007 to complete his retirement duplex project.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Gail and their daughter Jessica and her husband Dana Barney along with his five grandchildren: Taylor, George, Michael, Steven and Madelyn. He leaves behind his many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and dear friends. He is survived by a sister, Linda Borden of Lake Placid and a brother, Frederick Thayer of Schenectady.

Larry was predeceased by his son, Gregory George Thayer in June 2015. Calling hours were held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3 at the M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid. There was a Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department prayer service at 7 p.m., followed by an American Legion prayer service at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. The Rev. John Yonkovig officiated. Burial followed in St. Agnes Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory, order flowers, upload a photograph, or leave online condolences at

In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests donations be made to St. Agnes School or for masses at St. Agnes Church, in his memory.



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