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Friday, March 6, 2015

Irving Avery Lacy Jr.

Irving Avery Lacy Jr.

Irving Avery Lacy Jr, age 74 passed away on Thursday, March 05, 2015 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born on August 4, 1940 in the city of White Plains, NY to the late Irving Avery Lacy Sr. and Muriel Ross Morrison. 

Irving graduated from White Plains High School.  Irving operated and owned Bud Lacy Business Equipment and Sandis Tools in Saratoga Springs for many years, he loved his tool store.  He had a passion for breathing new life into old things, taking what was once just a pile of rusty pieces and recreating it with purchased, fabricated and found parts and loved to tell the story. 

Irving especially loved to go to car and truck shows where history, memories and tall tales come together and everyone has lots of fun.  He enjoyed music, dancing, and loved spending time with his dogs and at his farm in Greenwich.  He also enjoyed in his younger years being a volunteer fireman at the Town of Friendship, NY fire department.  Irving had a loving and kind heart; he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Irving is survived by his loving wife Sandra and they had a remarkable fun-filled life together.  He is also survived by his sons; William Lacy (Cathy), Michael Ranucci (Amy), daughters; Laura Robertson (Jim), Christine Gokey (Garrett), sister; Edith Tennant, grandchildren; Lacy, Hope, Devin (Alicia), Nicade, Emily, great-grandchildren; Arianna, Vinnenzo, many nieces and nephews and many friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A Mass with Christian Burial in honor of Irving’s life will be held on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10 a.m., at St Clements Church, 231 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, New York.  Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 4-6 p.m at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs.  The family invites friends and family to join them for further fellowship following the calling hours at Principessa Elena Men’s Italian Society, 13 Oak St., Saratoga Springs, NY.   

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1 comment:

  1. Dear Sandi (and Family),
    We are deeply saddened in hearing about the loss of your husband. We have grown close to you over the years and know what a difficult time this is for you. We didn't know Irving but in reading about his passions, experiences, and your life together with him, it is clear that the two of you had much more than most. We love you and hope that over time, with the support of your family and friends, you will begin the feel better. Please take care for yourself.
    Your friends,
    Dottie and Lynn