1/6/2019 – Richard D. Lavetsky, Depauville

Richard D. Lavetsky, 73, died January 3rd, at Houghton Rehab and Nursing Home where he resided for one year. There will be a Graveside Committal Service at the Depauville Cemetery at 1pm, Wednesday, January 9th, with Military Honors provided by the Clayton American Legion Post 821.

A Celebration of Rick’s Life will start at 3pm at the Clayton American Legion.

Rick was born, October 11th, 1945, in Watertown, the son of John P. and Marsincavage Lavetsky. He graduated from Watertown High School.

He married the former, Florena Pike, January 21st, 1970, in Watertown.

Rick served in the United States Navy from July 5th, 1966, until October 7th, 1969, when he was honorably discharged.

He worked for over 20 years at Frink Snowplow in Clayton, until it closed. Then he worked at the Clayton American Legion until his retirement.

He was a member of the Clayton American Legion Colin Couch Post 821, and was a long time member of the Depauville Fire Department.

Rick enjoyed fixing things, kayaking, hiking, and doing puzzles.

Surviving besides his wife Flo, is one son, Rick of Dansville; three daughters, Sharon Willis, and Reba Lavetsky, both of Canaseraga, and Jennifer (Mark) Denesha of Navarra Florida; 8 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; two brothers, Joe (Kim) of Fayetteville, and John (Linda) of Watertown; nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in his name to the Depauville Volunteer Fire Department.


  1. Patti Fish Posted

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers sent to Sharon and Reba.

  2. Judy (Seymour) Woodruff Posted

    Sorry to hear of Dicks passing, my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  3. Larry Millen Posted

    Though its been years since we’ve seen or spoke to one another, I’ve never forgotten the friendship that we shared while living on Orchard St. I’m sure by now you are resting peacefully in the arms of our great creator of the universe. travel well my brother.

  4. John Wetterhahn Posted

    Sorry for the loss. May he Rest In Peace.

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