He was a 1970 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School where he was a member of the varsity gymnastics team. He owned and operated Sunshine Produce on West Broadway in Fulton since 1975.
He was an avid hunter and snowmobiler. He was predeceased by his parents, Julian and Rose West LaDue.
Surviving are his son, Richard (Kelly) LaDue of Ontario; significant other, Wendy LeVea of Fulton; step-children, Jeremy and Jessica Shepard and John LeVea; grandchildren, Devin and Brandon LaDue, Carly and Macy Chirdo, Chloe Hurlbut and Calie and Cadie Shepard; siblings, Darlene Noel of Fulton, Robert (Debi) LaDue of Vineland, N.J., James (Cathy Sosenko) LaDue, Julie (Scott Seguin) LaDue, and William (Cindy) LaDue, all of Fulton; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at the funeral home with burial at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.