Robert F. “Bob” LaDuke, Sr. - January 5, 2010

     SELKIRK – Robert F. “Bob” LaDuke, Sr. passed away suddenly Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at his home.  Bob was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  He enjoyed clowning and together with his wife was known as Sugar and Spice.  He also enjoyed sports, dancing and cycling.  Bob was a heavy equipment operator working in construction for 55 years.

     Survivor include his wife Marian Degen LaDuke;  children, Barbara, Beverly, Denise and Robert, Jr.;  step-children, Lowell, Kelley and Jeff Carson;  brothers, Louie, Roy, Nelson, Dale and Tom;15 grandchildren;  and 4 great-grandchildren.  Bob was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Myrtle LaDuke, and sisters, Belva and Velma.

     Funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, January 9th at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Friday from 3 to 7 PM.  Contributions in memory of Robert may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143.