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John W. Laragh, of Copake Falls, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2022 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.
John was born on April 23, 1949 in Westfield, MA. The son of Margaret (Maher) and William B. Laragh. He grew up in Copake Falls and Mt. Washington, MA. He was a graduate of Roeliff Jansen High School, class of 1967. After high school he attended Dutchess Community College before moving to Colorado. On his return to the area he earned a degree from Columbia Greene Community College and then went on to graduate from Bard College in Annandale. He was employed at the RoeJan Independent Newspaper and upon its closure he worked at the Columbia Paper.
John was an avid photographer creating many unique and beautiful black and white photographs of the local landscape where he resided. His legacy will be these photos which he generously shared with family and friends.
John is survived by his sister, Margaret and her husband Jack Muskrat, his niece Abigail Muskrat Dolan, nephews Jonathon and Matthew Muskrat. As well as many devoted cousins.
Family and friends are invited to share memories and offer condolences on June 24, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Peck & Peck Funeral Homes, 8063 Route 22, Copake, NY. A private service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Rescue Squad in John's memory.