ForeverMissed

Lloyd Edward LaRue, 90, of Mantua, NJ, died August 5, 2014 with his family by his side.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris Elizabeth LaRue, daughter Janice LaRue, son Edward LaRue and daughter-in-law Lisa LaRue, grandson Stephen O’Rourke, granddaughter Kelly LaRue and sister Lucille Coates. 

He was born to the late Lloyd and Maya LaRue and predeceased by sister Gloria Peck.   Lloyd attended St. Joe’s Catholic School, Camden, NJ and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps before enlisting in the U.S. Army in April of 1943.  He was a member of the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team and fought in the Pacific Theatre during WWII with numerous combat jumps including Corregidor.  Recipient of the Bronze Star for heroic service and honorably discharged in January of 1946.

Mr. LaRue was employed by ConRail as a freight conductor and retired with 40 years of service. He  lived for 24 years in Cape May Beach, NJ where he enjoyed his favorite pastime of saltwater fishing.  He  also enjoyed hunting, traveling and participating in the 503rd Parachute RCT Association.

Loving husband, devoted father, proud grandfather and loyal friend.  He made the world a better place for all that knew him and will be missed greatly.

Visitation with the family will be held at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Holy Name of Jesus RC Church, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ at 10:30 am on Friday, August 8th . Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am. Burial with full Military Honors will be held immediately following Mass at the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Williamstown, NJ. 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations  sent to Honor Flight of Southern New Jersey, c/o Pam Pontano, 176 Dorado Ave, Sewell, NJ 08080. www.sjhonorflight.org

Posted by Ed LaRue on August 9, 2014
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Dad was buried yesterday with full military honors. It was just as he would have wanted. We will miss him.
Posted by Madge & Frank Giannavei on August 8, 2014
Doris, Janice & Ed - Our hearts are heavy to read this morning of the
passing of Ed. We are truly sorry and please know that we would be there. We have wonderful memories of our years as neighbors and
friends. May God Bless and be with you during this sorrowful time.
Ed was a great guy who will be in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you.
Posted by Maryann Chidzik on August 8, 2014
Dear Ed, Lisa and Kelly-
Your so very wonderful neighbors, and we are praying for peace, comfort, and strength in this difficult time for you and your family.
Michael, Maryann, Stephanie and Brianna
Posted by Sally Coates on August 7, 2014
Doris and Family,
So sorry for you're loss. please know that many caring thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.
Sincerely,
Wayne and Sally Coates
Posted by Sally Coates on August 7, 2014
Doris and Family,
Thinking of you with sympathy and with a prayer that god will bless you every day and keep you in his care.
Sincerely,
Wayne and Sally Coates
Posted by Donna Fontana on August 7, 2014
Dear Ed,
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing - my deepest condolences to you and your family. Yours friends here at OFS are all thinking of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Robert Coumbe on August 7, 2014
Dear Doris,

We send sympathy and love to you and your family during this sad, sad time. Ed was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor, and the two of you were such a delightful couple to be with at any of the neighborhood gatherings. We will be thinking of you, praying for you, and sending mental hugs to comfort you as you grieve for your dear husband of 67 years.      Pam and Bob Coumbe
Posted by Michele Roberts on August 6, 2014
Dear Ed -
I am so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing - please accept my heartfelt condolences. No words can soften the pain but please know that you have the support of others who care. I am so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Cynthia McSweeney on August 6, 2014
Ed,
I am truly sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences, and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cindi
Posted by Lucille La Rue Coates on August 6, 2014
Doris, Janice & Ed

With tears in my eyes and fond memories, please know that I am thinking of you.
Posted by Bill McClernan on August 6, 2014
I had the great fortune to spend a week with Mr LaRue, Ed, and Ed's brother in law, on a hunting trip in Pennsylvania in the late '70s. We suffered through a week of freezing temperatures (as low as 28 below) in a pop up camper. I'll always remember him as a fun, jovial and kind man, who treated me so well that week. I didn't believe him when he said he would sell all of his camping equipment, but he did, and I don't blame him! So sorry to hear that he's passed on. Warmest condolences to all the family. I know he'll be missed.

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Posted by Ed LaRue on August 9, 2014
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Dad was buried yesterday with full military honors. It was just as he would have wanted. We will miss him.
Posted by Madge & Frank Giannavei on August 8, 2014
Doris, Janice & Ed - Our hearts are heavy to read this morning of the
passing of Ed. We are truly sorry and please know that we would be there. We have wonderful memories of our years as neighbors and
friends. May God Bless and be with you during this sorrowful time.
Ed was a great guy who will be in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you.
Posted by Maryann Chidzik on August 8, 2014
Dear Ed, Lisa and Kelly-
Your so very wonderful neighbors, and we are praying for peace, comfort, and strength in this difficult time for you and your family.
Michael, Maryann, Stephanie and Brianna
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Shared by Cynthia McSweeney on August 6, 2014

Ed,

What a fine, loving tribute to your father.  I could see how proud he was of you at your retirement luncheon.  He will be with you forever in spirit.  You have a lifetime of wonderful memories to look back on.

Cindi

Maine Hunting Trips

Shared by Ed LaRue on August 6, 2014

Dad always loved our annual deer hunting trips to Maine. I looked forward to them all year long and I asked him the other day and told me he did too. Some years there would be other family and friends along on the hunt but most times it was just him and I. We would spend the week hunting, talking about life and enjoying each others company. He had instilled a love for the outdoors in me early in my life and took me with him everywhere he went. I always seemed  lucky enough to get a deer but dad didnt. Looking back now  I am sure that was not why he went. He enjoyed sharing in my life and success and was just happy to be along. We would see moose, bears and much more wildlife and Dad always enjoyed sharing his lunch with the local Canada Jays. He could sit still enough to get them to sit on his knee and take a piece of bread. Then one year while sitting in the woods I heard a distant shot in the direction of Dad. I found him with a beautiful big 8 pt. buck that he had taken. The biggest deer of his life. He was so proud and it was actually ended up being the biggest deer taken at the lodge that year. The antlers have proudly hung in his house ever since and will hang in my house in Maine forever more. It was those first trips to Maine that he took me on that developed in me my passion for the woods and waters of Maine. He could not accompany me last year for my hunt but I knew he was with me in spirit. He waited anxiously for me to return and relay my stories to him. He was planning on a trip this fall up to Maine to see the place that we had recently purchased. Unfortunately he never got that oppurtunity. The woods will seem a little more empty in the fututre but I know that a little bit of Dad goes with me now wherever I go.