Raymond Lacroix

Raymond Lucien Lacroix, a 73-year-old Round Lake Beach resident, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Mon. Dec. 10, 2012 in Panama City, FL. He was born on May 25, 1939 in Holyoke, MA to the now late Lucien Joseph and Yvonne Marie {nee Quenneville} Kestler Lacroix. Raymond served proudly for eight years in the U.S. Army Reserves, six months of which was active duty. He attended Ludlow High School in MA, and later finished second in his class at the Ward School (I.B.M.) for computer programming. Raymond was active in local politics, having run for Village of Grayslake Board and Lake County Board, as well as being a past commissioner of the Lake County Health Department. He worked for 15 years at the Park District of Highland Park, and retired from the Village of Gurnee after 10 years of service. Raymond is survived by his siblings Janet (Dave) Lavigne of Ludlow, MA, Carol (Leo) Chenevert of Feeding Hills, MA, and Edward Kestler of Springfield, MA; his children Shannon Yaccino of Chicago, Laurie (Ron) Methe of Springfield, MA, Jodi Yaccino of Chicago, Jackie Lacroix of Grafton, MA, Kathleen (Paul) Hovorka of Broken Arrow, OK, Danny (Michele) Lacroix of Springfield, MA, Kerry (Kevin) McDonald of Santa Fe, NM, Kelley Yaccino of Chicago, Jason (Amber) Lacroix of Grayslake, and Nicole (Christopher) Whittemore Lacroix of Phoenix, AZ; his grandchildren Jason, Ariane, Jeremy, Josh, Lindsay, Jared, Kaitlin, Nicholas, Meagan, Ryan, Alex, Rebecca, Samantha, Jamie, Samantha, Abigail, Rachel, Amelia, Katelyn, Joshua, and Owen; and his great-grandchildren Jason, Kailie, Esias, Nathan, Ava, and Skarlett. His wife Rhoda Mae {nee Kelley} Lacroix, and siblings Marlene Bean, Judith Bumgardner, and James Kestler preceded him in death. Friends of the family may visit at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. on Sat. Dec. 15, 2012. Interment will be held privately. For further information, please call (847) 223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

5 Responses to Raymond Lacroix

  • Jerry Okolowicz and Barb Jarvis says:

    Ray, we will miss your fantastic sense of humor, your e-mail jokes, and your yearly visit to Honeoye. We love you buddy. We just imagine that you are spreading your humor in heaven with all the angels and saints. We are sure you have had a great reunion with you wife and mom. May you rest in peace.

    • Roy/Georgia Greer says:

      We are from southern Illinois and knew Ray here at Panama City Beach. He was a very nice guy – we all met at a place called Montego Bay and everyone was happy to see that all were gathering in for the winter, including Ray. We saw him recently at Walmart and he looked good. We send our condolences and pray for strength and peace for the family that he talked about and loved so much. God be with you.

  • Roy/Georgia Greer says:

    To the family: We are winter friends from Panama City Beach. We are Snowbirds from southern Illinois who were friends of Ray’s. He was always such a pleasant guy – we had a group that met at Montego Bay – everyone knew everyone and we were always so happy to see that all had made it back for another year. Just saw him a Walmart and he looked good. Anyway, we all enjoyed knowing Ray – he will be missed. May God give you strength and peace for this sad time.

    • Clara and Ronnie Tidwell says:

      To Ray’s Family.We owned a unit at The Top of The Gulf where Ray rented from us for several years.
      Ray was a great Man and always took care of our place as he would his own. He oftem talked about his Children and Grand and Great grandchildren, We know he is joined by many of his family and friends in Heaven watching over all of you.

  • Barbara M. Williams says:

    Lacroix Family,
    It was my pleasure meeting, and having Raymond here at Top of the Gulf. I wil miss him stopping in the Rental Office with his joke of the day, telling of his adventures in his life, boat & fishing stories, Chicago Bears Football, and of course, his children, grand children, and great-grand children. I am grateful he was in my office Sunday. He was headed out to the Post Office, then on to Montego Bay for Sunday Football with his Beach Buddies & friends. An activity he enjoyed, and he would tell me about the next time he saw me.

    Prayers for your family, from Raymonds Panama City Beach friends.
    Barbara Williams