Robert Roy LaChance

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Robert Roy LaChance

October 11, 1949 - November 25, 2018

Robert Roy LaChance Robert R. LaChance passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, peacefully and unexpectedly at home in Austin, Texas. He was born Oct. 11, 1949, in Keeseville, N.Y., the son of Marion Roy LaChance and Norman LaChance.
He was a 1968 graduate of Keeseville High School.
In June of 1968 he joined the US Army serving honorably until his retirement June of 1988 as an E-8. He served stateside in various locations. He spent nine years in Germany and one year in Viet Nam, 1968/1969, in the Tet Counter Offensive. His final posting was with the Army Corps of Engineers in Atlanta.
In April 1988, he joined the Federal Air Marshal Program. He was stationed in Atlanta, Washington DC, Atlantic City, and Orlando. He retired December of 2009. During his time with the Air Marshals he traveled throughout the world visiting more than sixty countries. As a Pre 9-11 FAM he one of an elite group assisted in training other nations Law Enforcement entities. He was one of the primary individuals involved in the creation of the initial post 9-11 Air Marshal Program. Bob at one point was Deputy Director of the Pre 9-11 Program and later the Post 9-11 Program. His final posting was in Orlando.
Upon his retirement, he moved to Austin, Texas, to be closer to his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mamie Conroy LaChance, his mother, Marion LaChance, children Robert and his wife Dawn LaChance of Covington, Ga., William LaChance of Austin, Texas, and Brandie LaChance Klaahsen and her husband Ryan. He is the proud grandfather of Maleia LaChance, Liam, and Rocco LaChance as well as Chance Klaahsen; and his brother, William LaChance and wife Patricia.
A private family service will be held in Austin at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being made for interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Published on November 30, 2018
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