Scott LaVassaur

January 20, 2024

Scott LaVassaur, 55, passed away suddenly on January 20, 2024.
Scott was born and raised in Piercefield, and attended Tupper Lake High School.
Upon his graduation in 1986, he enlisted in the Air Force where he was a telecommunications specialist.
He received an Honorable Discharge and retired after 20 years of service.
He was stationed in several places around the world, including California, Germany, New Mexico, Iraq, and Alaska.
While in Alaska, he met and married the love of his life, Tracy. She referred to him as “Lava Love.”
They built a wonderful life in Alaska where he worked for the Alaskan Railroad after he retired from the Air Force.
Eventually they decided to move to Nevada where he worked for Berrick Gold Corporation.
They settled on a 25-acre ranch where they raised their animals- horses, a donkey, sheep, llama, ducks, cats, and dogs.
On his days off he was always tinkering around his ranch making sure his love and animals were well taken care of.
Not to mention his friends whom he was always there to help.
Scott is survived by his loving wife, Tracy LaVassaur, two sons Derek and Shane LaVassaur and a daughter, Victoria (Tori) LaVassaur all of New Mexico, two step-sons, Kyle and Casey Cavyell of Palmer, Alaska, parents Audrey and Wayne LaVassaur of Piercefield, a brother, Mark LaVassaur of Tupper Lake, and a sister Ellen Horton of Rensselaer, N.Y.
He is also survived by one niece, Christa (John) Murray, three nephews, Brandon and Brasen LaVassaur, Bryan Wheeler.
He was pre-deceased by his grandparents Alexander and Genevieve LaVassaur, Helen Gauthier, and Otis “Buck” Burnham.
He will be greatly missed by his loving neighbor, Uncle Mel.
Scott touched many lives in the short time with his kindness, caring and love of life. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held in July for family and friends in Piercefield. His military funeral will be held on August 25, 2024 in Nevada.