In Memoriam – Dr. Barry LaClair
Dr. Barry LaClair
Jul 16, 1931 – Sep 1, 2020
We at SAF mourn the passing of architecture advocate and preservationist, Dr. Barry LaClair. As owner of the Cocoon House, Dr. LaClair worked hand-in-hand with SAF to restore the 1950’s bungalow so that its unique design could continue to be shared with others. Dr. LaClair was a wonderful supporter of SAF’s mission and will be a dearly missed member of our community.
Barry John LaClair, MD, 89, of Sarasota, FL passed away at home peacefully on Sep 1, 2020. Dr. LaClair practiced family medicine for almost 50 years on Siesta Key and had privileges at both Sarasota Memorial and Doctors Hospitals. “Doc” was cherished by his patients because he made time to get to know them. Jack is survived by his wife, Rita, son Jim LaClair (Lissa), daughter Nancy Stults (Larry), and grandchildren, Katie, Tanner and Elle. His family was of utmost importance to him, he loved animals and enjoyed working in the yard.