Obituary for Kevin J. LaCross
Kevin J. LaCross, 56, died at home, July 12, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Kevin is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betsy” Millington LaCross and is the son of Janet M. Himes LaCross and the late Robert F. LaCross Sr.
Kevin cherished the time spent with his family and especially enjoyed following basketball with his son. Betsy and Kevin would have celebrated 24 happy years of marriage on July 17th. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his son Tyler R. LaCross; his siblings Robert F. LaCross Jr., Susan (George) Sisco, Stacey LaCross, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Survivors also include his in-laws, Nancy (Tim) Ruffinen, Robert Millington, Lisa (Juan) Millington Rodriguez, Ada Millington and Leo Pontari. Kevin was predeceased by his sister Sandra Pontari.
Friends are invited to visit with Kevin’s family on Sunday, July 16th from 2 -5 pm at the Konicek & Collett Funeral Home, LLC 1855 12th Avenue, Watervliet. Funeral service will follow visitation at 5pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Kevin’s memory to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated. .
Life Story for Kevin J. LaCross
Kevin grew up in Watervliet and graduated from Watervliet High School and later moved to Latham. He was employed for many years at Altech Steel and last worked a number of years at Cummins Northeast. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends vacationing, traveling or just hanging out talking and laughing over drinks and good food. He enjoyed the ocean and the beach. He got the most enjoyment when he was coaching Tyler's basketball teams and encouraging the kids to have fun. He was an avid Duke and Celtics fan and enjoyed going to or watching basketball games with his Uncle John and Tyler. He had a wonderful sense of humor and would tell stories in such a way that even the worst situations became comical. He was an amazing and loving husband, father and friend. He was blessed with life long friendships and has left all that knew him with a memory of their own. We had a very happy and fun-filled life together. He will be greatly missed, never forgotten and loved forever.