William H. LaCroix, a longtime resident of Pelham, died October 26, 2003. He was 77. Mr. LaCroix was the owner of the LaCroix Venetian Blind Manufacturing Co. in Pelham, NY. Mr. LaCroix was a lifelong member of the American Legion and was a volunteer fireman. He was a US Navy Combat Veteran in Pearl Harbor. He is survived by his wife Lydia LaCroix; his sister Hilda Mastracio of Cape May, NJ; his two brothers and sisters-in-law Dominick and Marilyn Scazzero of Bronxville, NY and William and Elizabeth Scazzero of Elmsford, NY; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother Harry and Hilda G. LaCroix and his stepsister Harriet Valois. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Sound Shore Medical Center or Volunteer Fire Department, Pelham, NY. Visiting hours will be held at the Pelham Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial St. Catharine's Church on Thursday at 10 AM. Interment Kensico Cemetery. PELHAM FUNERAL HOME, INC. 64 Lincoln Ave., Pelham (914) 738-1060

Webmaster's note: William H. LaCroix, was born in the Bronx, NY, June 2, 1925,  enlisted in the US Navy June 1, 1943 at New York, NY, Service No. 708-44-54..  He was received for duty as F2c on the USS Sigsbee DD-502 December 18, 1943 at Pearl Harbor.  William H. LaCroix, F1c transferred from the DD-502 sometime after July 1, 1945. Our prayers go out for his family and his many friends.