STILLWATER - Lathan R. Lanpher, Sr., 80, died Saturday, Oct. 5th at Saratoga Hospital, after an extended illness. Born in Belvidere, VT, June 10, 1939, son of the late Clyde and Winnie Lanpher, Lathan was a US Air Force veteran serving from 1962-66.
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A truck driver for 29 years, all with APA Transport in Glenmont, NY, retiring in 1993.
He was a member of Teamsters Local 294 of Albany, a member of American Legion Post 490 of Stillwater and a life member of the NRA. Lathan enjoyed hunting, gardening, watching football and baseball, doing body work on cars of family and friends, and he loved telling jokes. He also was an amateur art painter, painting beautiful pictures, which he gave to his loved ones.
A solid American patriot, Lathan lived a well rounded life, and loved the company of his adored wife, loving children, grand and great grandkids and the second love of his life, his long haired Dachshund “Bunny”.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Judy Palmer Lanpher, children Larry (Melissa) Lanpher of Leicester, VT, Lathan (Jane Patenaude) Lanpher, Jr. and LiMessa (Dave) Sims both of Stillwater. Grandchildren: Scott, Larry, Jr., Jonathan and Rachael Lanpher and Krystal and David Sims, along with 8 great grandchildren. Also his brothers Wendell (Shirley) and Tyrone Lanpher, sister in law Betty Gendreau and their families.
He was predeceased by his brother Wayne Lanpher.
A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 1 PM at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville, with military honors burial to follow at Saratoga National Cemetery.
Calling hours at the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 5 - 7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Legion Post 490’s building fund, in respectful memory of Lathan R. Lanpher, Sr.