PLATTSBURGH — Dr. William L. Ladue, 87, of 31 Lorraine Street, Plattsburgh, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at the CVPH Medical Center.
He was born in Plattsburgh on March 13, 1917, the son of William H. and Alice E. (Hagar) Ladue.
He married the former Emily Watson in Plattsburgh in 1947.
Dr. Ladue was an early member of the Algonquin Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, a member of the Adirondack 46ers, a charter member of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Clinton County Historical Society.
He was an antique automobile enthusiast and enjoyed researching his family genealogy.
Dr. Ladue graduated from Plattsburgh High School in 1934, Union College in 1938, Albany Medical College in 1942 and interned at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie.
He was a World War II Army Veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre as a Captain in the Medical Corps. He returned to Plattsburgh and started his family medical practice at 57 Court Street, where he faithfully served families in the area until retiring in 1994. He was also medical director at the Clinton County Nursing Home for over 25 years.
Survivors include his wife, Emily Ladue; three sons, Peter Ladue of Beekmantown, Stephen Ladue and his wife Beverly Wood of Cumberland Head and Winslow Ladue and his wife MaryAnne of Charlotte, Vt.; one daughter, Alice Tallon of Beekmantown; one sister, Ruth A. Ladue of Plattsburgh; one sister-in-law, Virginia Ladue of Plattsburgh; eight grandchildren, AliceElizabeth W. Ladue, Lauren Ladue, Cameron Ladue, Arlin Ladue, Caleb Ladue, Keturah Tallon, Liam Tallon and Johannah Tallon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Robert Ladue and John Ladue.
Calling hours will be held for the convenience of the family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Plattsburgh followed by private graveside services in Riverside Cemetery.
Donations in his memory, may be made to a charity of choice.
The R.W. Walker Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.