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Obituary for Elwood Philip LaPier

Elwood P. LaPier, 84, of West Chazy, NY, passed away June 19, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Elwood was born in Ingraham, NY, on August 4, 1937, the son of the late Raymond and Beatrice (Jimmo) LaPier. He attended school in a one-room schoolhouse in West Chazy. He left school after finishing the 8th grade to help on the family farm. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Air Force, where he later earned his GED. While stationed in Waco, Texas, he met his future wife, Carolyn. They would have celebrated their 64th anniversary this August.

Elwood worked Civil Service at PAFB for many years. After retiring, he started a small dairy farm in West Chazy.

Elwood is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Boykin) LaPier; his children Tony (Lori) LaPier, Lisa (James) Dowdle, Karen LaPier (Hugh LaMoy), Tina LaPier (Frank Holloway); Vicki (David) Gregoire; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Elwood is also survived by his siblings Beverly (Henry) Gooley, Donna Filion, Wayne LaPier, and Arlene (Jerry) Jabaut.

Elwood was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Stanley and Wendell LaPier, brother-in-law Gerard Filion, sister-in-law Leita LaPier, and son-in-law Jeffrey Bull.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Becky, Heather, and Rachel of Hospice of the North Country for their amazing care and compassion.

Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of the North Country in Plattsburgh or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 23, from 5:00-6:00 PM at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh. A funeral ceremony will be held at 6:00 PM.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. in Plattsburgh. (518) 561-3980. Online condolences may be offered at