Dennis Clair Lamoreau left the bonds of this world Sunday, April 22, 2018 at his home in Clearfield in the presence of his devoted wife, Kathleen “Cougar.”
He was of the Christian faith. “There ain’t no grave can hold my body down.”
Mr. Lamoreau was born March 14, 1948 in Clearfield, the son of the late Clair Lamoreau and Barbara (Lentz) of Mahaffey.
He graduated from the Westfield, Mass., Trade School in 1965. He led a rough-and-tumble life for a time, mastering many skills and earning wisdom the hard way.
He was a laborer of great renowned for his skill with an excavator, backhoe and other large equipment, in addition to as a blaster, road construction worker and truck driver.
One of Mr. Lamoreau’s favorite sayings was “There’s the right way, the wrong way and the Lamoreau way.”
He enjoyed long country rides on his many Harley Davidsons over the years with his friends, especially Poozie Round and the late Lynn Shomo.
He also enjoyed cooking and excelled at it, especially for family, holidays and parties. His chili was famous at the Memorial Day Picnic at the Ranch in Frenchville for many years.
There was always a pot of coffee ready for Barb Haversack when she came to visit. Stock car racing and NASCAR were also his favorite pastimes.
Following a bike accident/stroke that left him disabled, he enjoyed perusing the Auto Locator for hours each week.
He always had a quick comeback in conversation. You would think he and Kathy were Ricky and Lucy at times. They enjoyed dancing and music throughout their marriage.
He had a daughter, Beth Lamoreau from an earlier marriage, with one granddaughter, Alssya Broome.
One June 30, 1985, he wed Kathleen Blowers, and he became a father to Justin Ogden. He was always supportive and influential in Justin’s life and career.
He encouraged Justin to explore CB and Ham radio, which led him to civil air patrol and cell phone forensics to locate lost people.
Justin, his wife, Amy and their daughters, Natalie and Grace Ogden of Virginia, will remember and honor him.
Mr. Lamoreau is survived by his brothers, Joey of Chess Falls, Clair Jr. (Brandi) of Curwensville and Shawn (Joyce) Lamoreau of Grampian; his sister, Cissy (Bobby) Reese of Port Matilda; and his step-mother, Carol “Sis” Bracken.
Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Helen (John) Rhine of Curwensville; three brothers-in-law, Larry (Jan) of Missouri, Ray (Nancy) of Indiana and Mel (Gloria) Blowers of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Jeffrey Blowers in May of 2017.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home Inc. of Clearfield with Pastor George W. Solley officiating.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Penn Highlands Community Nurses Hospice, Attn. Circle of Friends, P.O. Box 992, Clearfield, PA 16830.