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LaFLEUR, John Charles

LaFLEUR - John Charles 73, of Cuba, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at home. Born January 16, 1944 in Williamsville, he was a son of Roy and Margaret (Wik) LaFleur. On March 15, 1969, he married Lois Jaszka at St. Gregory the Great Church in Williamsville. He attended St. Peter and Paul School and Williamsville South High School, both in Williamsville, before studying automotive mechanics in Pennsylvania. John served in the US Army for two years, then went to work for various construction companies in Buffalo. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 17 for 40+ years, and retired from L.C. Whitford after 30+ years. He and Lois moved to Cuba in January 1977, where they started and raised a beautiful family together. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children: Roy (Trina) LaFleur of Wellsville, Lori (John) Lamberson and Arthur (Felicia Hadsell) LaFleur of Cuba, Jessica (Jason) Hunt and Charles (Amanda) LaFleur of Friendship; seven grandchildren and five siblings: Betty Knop, Joyce Harlock, Daniel LaFleur, Harold Harlock and Paul LaFleur; as well as many in-laws, cousins, and nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Rinker Funeral Home, Cuba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to organizations serving veterans or children, two groups that were very important to John.

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