Paul Daniel “Frenchie” Lacour, 88, of Dover passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Kent General Hospital, Dover.
Mr. Lacour was born March 2, 1931, in Providence, R.I., to the late Paul D. Lacour Sr. and Ann Rebecca Johnson Lacour.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years as a maintenance supervisor and flight engineer. Mr. Lacour had been selected for the command crew at Westover AFB, Offutt AFB and Hickam AFB, and served as crew chief for General Joseph J. Nazzaro who was the 8th Air Force commander, commander in chief of the Pacific Air Forces and commander in chief, Strategic Air Command. After his military career, he worked for 18 years at the Blood Bank of Delaware as a phlebotomist, and drove and maintained the first Bloodmobile in the state of Delaware. Mr. Lacour was recently elected president of the Delaware Veterans Home Resident Council. He enjoyed friends and family, his dog Beau, music, fishing, making others laugh, telling stories and jokes. He always had a smile for everyone. Mr. Lacour will be remembered by his loved ones for his favorite quote, “God’s gift to me is my wonderful family and friends."
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Helen Hughes and Catherine Blouin, and grandson, Ryan Suchko.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Hilma Lacour of Dover; son, Jeff Lacour and his wife Mary Anne of West Grove, Pa.; daughters, Hope Gorlich and her husband John of Rehoboth, and Elaine Mayer and her husband Tom of Glenmoore, Pa.; sister, Barbara Knox of Warwick, R.I.; grandchildren, Faith Davis and husband Brian, Tom Mayer Jr., Matthew Mayer, Sarah Lacour, Paul Lacour, Jason Gorlich and wife Marykatherine, Andy Gorlich and wife Suzanna; and five great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon, preceded by a one-hour visitation, Monday, Aug. 12, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 631 S. State St., Dover. Friends may call Sunday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., with a remembrance service at 7 p.m., at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Chapter 850 Vietnam Veterans of America, PO Box 1718, Dover DE 19903, Brandywine Valley SPCA, Dover, and Delaware Veterans Home, Milford.
Letters of condolences may be sent and guest book signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.