LaPATRA - George E. Age 88, a longtime resident of the Alden, NY area, passed away peacefully November 18th, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of 65 years to the late Madeline Hope LaPatra; dearest father of four, a son, George E. (Azúcena) LaPatra II, and three daughters, Cindy D. (late Norman) Pickett, Tina M. (Robert) Shannon, and Lori L. (Michael) Sell; cherished grandfather of Geoffrey and Gregory LaPatra, Leah (Kyle) Pinkerton, Micah (Deanna) Pickett, Ashley (Brandon) Williamson, Andrew (Arielle) Shannon, Austin (Catherine) Shannon, Alaina (Nathan) Holmes, Kyle (Kelly) Sell, and Karter (Hannah) Sell; also survived by 18 greatgrandchildren. Mr. LaPatra served honorably in the United States Marine Corps (Korea). He loved the outdoors, fishing, canoeing, and especially spending time with his family. A military service will be held at the Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury, NC, at a later date. Arrangements by SHEPARD BROS., FUNERAL HOME.