Louis S. LaDuke VoorheesvilleLouis S. LaDuke, 83, of Voorheesville, passed away on Monday, Febru- ary 18, 2013 at his residence. Louis was born in Black- brook, NY, the son of the late Peter and Myr- tle LaDuke. He had resided in Voorheesville for most of his life. Louis was a heavy equipment operator and operating engineer for Union 106. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the US Army. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed being on Lake Champlain on his Bos- ton Whaler fishing, and a Har- ley enthusiast. Louis had a great sense of humor and was admired and loved by all that knew him. Louis is survived by his be- loved wife of 60 years, Elsie (Smith) LaDuke of Voorhees- ville and is the loving father of Victoria LaDuke of Schenec- tady, Christina LaDuke of Voorheesville and Loucinda Walsh (Michael) of Middle- burgh. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Gary Graf- funder, Domenica Wagoner (John), Timothy LeClair (Mary), Keith LeClair (Joanna) and Justin Phillippe and by his great-grandchildren, Savannah Wagoner, Alivia Wagoner, Alexander LeClair, Nicholas LeClair, Hailey LeClair and Zoey LeClair. Louis also leaves behind his brothers, Nelson, Roy and Tom LaDuke and by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Louis was predeceased by his granddaughter, Crystal Rose- mary Graffunder; his brothers, Dale, Robert and Eugene La- Duke; and by his sisters, Belva and Velma LaDuke. Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at New Comer Can- non Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie with a fu- neral service to immediately follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Breast Cancer Association in memory of Louis. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.NewcomerAlbany.com
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Feb. 20, 2013