Albert W. LaRue

Albert W. LaRue 77, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. He was born in Charlton, NY on February 25, 1944 to Nelson and Edna LaRue. A lifelong farmer, Albert was raised on the family farm in Charlton and continued the family legacy. He was always quick to mentor those around him, lend a helping hand when equipment needed to be fixed, fields needed to be mowed, or a problem needed to be solved.

He was a member of the Charlton Fire Dept, NYTPA, Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church, and previous long time member and leader of 4-H.

He was predeceased by his parents Nelson and Edna LaRue. Albert is survived by his wife Linda; children Kathi LaRue, Judy Harris (Tom), Will LaRue (Erin), and Becky Beck (Lee); grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Albert was a humble man that provided for his family, helped his community and served the Lord. In honoring Albert’s wishes there will be a family graveside service in the Spring as well as plans for a Celebration of Life on July 3, 2022 at the LaRue Farm to which all will be invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Albert may be made to Saratoga County 4-H, c/o Greg Stevens, 50 West High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Guest Book

Rod Kieft

I moved to Charlton when I was 5 years old. I met Albert when he was 4. He use to come to our house every week with his mother to deliver farm fresh eggs. As we grew-up we remained close friends. I find it difficult to find words that are adequate to express the love and admiration I have for Albert. He was the kindest, most humble and honest person I have ever known. Albert, I will sorely miss you! My condolences to Linda, Will, Kathi, Judy and Becky.

Doris, David & Sheila Tretiak

So sorry for your family's loss. He will certainly be missed. Many kind thoughts and prayers to you all.

Vicky Fogg

Linda and family, I am so sorry to hear about Albert.
My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

Tom & Helene Bennedum

I've only known Al for the past 10 years or so, but I quickly came to know him as one of the most helpful, truthful & finest men I have ever known. He will be sorely missed by me as well as, I'm sure, his entire community of friends.

Our sincerest condolences to Al's family.

James Marek

He was a true friend, one I respected and trusted .

Peter & Barbara Merchant

Sincere condolences to the entire LaRue family. R.I.P. to a kind, generous and humble man.

Marcia Reynolds

Kathi: my deepest condolences to you and your family.

John Kulak and family

This man is certainly an icon in this community that we all will greatly miss but we will remember all the great things he did for everyone and anyone in his community. God bless this outstanding individual.

The Martindale's

Our deepest condolences to the LaRue family.

Jim Waite

I first met Albert when I took the 4H Tractor Safety course and he was my instructor. A few years later my brother and sister took the Snowmobile Safety course and of course the instructor was Albert LaRue. He loved working with kids. Several years later I had Albert paint my father’s Farmall tractor as a birthday surprise and he made that tractor look like brand new, my father was thrilled. Over the years Albert has done many projects for me and gotten me out of countless scrapes. He was always willing to help me out and no matter how busy he was he always had time for me. I consider him a great man and a dear friend and I will miss him greatly.

John and Rosr

We only knew Al for 3 years but considered him a treasured friend. He was always available to help us with whatever problem or question we had when we moved to Charlton. Al had a wonderful sense of humor. We will miss Al but will remember him with great respect and love. Our thoughts are with Linda and her family during this very difficult time. ❤️

Alex Kuchis

Please accept our condolences.

Greg Way

It seemed like Al would be here forever! An amazing resource and a wonderful soul, he helped us out many times with tractor repair and so many other things. He will be sorely missed. Our best to all the family.

Albert, May & Ralph Seaman

Please accept our deepest comdolences. We're very sorry for your loss. Al will be missed!

Joe Bianchi

We are sorry for your loss Al will be truly missed. He was a wonderful man, an asset to our truck club as well as his community.

Joan Pott and family

We are so very sorry. Your grief is shared by many. Our prayers continue for all of you.

Larry Kissinger

Sincerest condolences

Pete O'Brien

I have had the privilege of knowing Albert for over fifty years. First as a caring family man who would give me rides to 4-H Tractor Programs held at Various Tractor Dealerships in the region. Then as a 4-H club leader of the Charlton Hillbillies, not because he had a lot of free time, but he valued the social training and organization that 4-H instilled in the youth who went through their programs. Later as someone easily approachable when I needed an item welded or sought his extensive knowledge with machinery repair. He always would greet you with a smile and had a clean joke to share with others. Perhaps the past 16 years have been the richest blessing, as we both served our community in the Charlton Vol. Fire Company. He was always that "go to guy" whose handshake was as good as his word! He was never one to "blow his own horn" but certainly could have. To say Albert was a pillar of the community, would be an under statement. For many in our town he was an Icon of what a hard working, honest family man should aspire to be, willing to drop anything at the sound of the fire tones to help those in need. He will be missed by many!

Wallace & Gayalyn Wojtowicz

Dear Family, Peace and comfort to each of you. I remember Albert in my 5th grade class at
Pashley Elementary School. He was a very nice boy and grew into a very nice man.
Sincerely, Gay and Wally

Jim MacFadden

Albert was good friend and customer for over 30 years. Not many people more deserving of entering heaven!
He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. Our thoughts are with the LaRue family.

Kathy Ebert

Sending our thoughts and prayers to you Linda and your family.
Sincerely, Jim and Kathy Ebert

KAPL Professional Firefighters Association Local I91

Judy, Tom and Family,

Our deepest condolences on your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Shannon L Kissinger

My sincerest condolences.

Karen Englehart -Garant

So very sorry for your loss.

Gail Merchant

Sorry for your loss.
Gail and Steve Merchant