Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Larry Thayer
Larry Ronald Thayer, 68, of Cascade Road Lake Placid, New York, passed away Thursday, August 30th at his home. He was born in Niskayuna, New York on February 25, 1950, the son of George and Genevieve LaDuke Thayer. Larry was a graduate of Lake Placid High School, Class of 1968. He served in the United States Navy Seabees from 1970 to 1974. He married Gail Martin in 1976 and together they ran Thayer's Diner in Wilmington, NY from 1977 to 1980. Larry was hired by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in January of 1981. He worked in corrections at FCI Ray Brook from 1981 to 1987. His career in the Department of Justice took him to Texas, Oregon, and Fort Dix, New Jersey in UNICOR prison industries. He retired in January 2001 and pursued his primary work passion of construction in Florida. He returned to Lake Placid full time in 2007 to complete his retirement duplex project. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Gail and their daughter Jessica and her husband Dana Barney along with his 5 grandchildren , Taylor, George, Michael, Steven, and Madelyn. He leaves behind his many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and dear friends. He is survived by a sister, Linda Borden of Lake Placid and a brother, Frederick Thayer of Schenectady. Larry was predeceased by his son, Gregory George Thayer in June, 2015. Calling hours will be held at the M.B. Clark, Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid, New York on Monday, September 3rd from 5 PM to 7PM. There will be a Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department prayer service at 7PM followed by an American Legion prayer service, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 4th at 10 AM at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid, New York. Father John Yonkovig will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to share a memory, order flowers, upload a photograph, or leave online condolences at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com . In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests donations be made to St. Agnes School or for masses at St. Agnes Church, in his memory.