Ted E. LaClair, 68, of Newark, Del., and formerly of Lyndonville, Vt., passed away on July 7, 2022, at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care in Lebanon, N.H., with his family by his side.
Ted was born in Lyndonville, Vt., on Dec. 14, 1953, the son of Francis and Frances (Lawson) LaClair. He went to grade school in Sutton, Vt., and, after his family moved to Delaware in the late ’60s, his schooling continued there graduating in 1972 from Christiana High School in Newark. He joined the U.S. Navy right after high school and served six years as a A7E Integrated Weapons Systems Technician serving four tours of duty on the flight deck of the USS Saratoga CV-60 (decommissioned), had his base at Patuxent (PAX) River, Md., Norfolk, Va., and Jacksonville, Fla. He was very proud of his military service. His only regret in life was not staying in.