Jefferson E. LaMont, Sr., 53

Jefferson E. LaMont, Sr.
Jefferson E. LaMont, Sr.

Jefferson E. LaMont, Sr., 53, of Hannibal, died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Gouverneur, he was a 24 year resident of Hannibal. Jeff was a sixth grade teacher at Dennis M. Kenney Middle School in Hannibal where his love of the outdoors showed in his classroom with many animals, plants and items from nature. He was the modified wrestling coach, football coach and recently became the girls’ basketball coach.

Jeff was a member and the current president of the Hannibal Teachers Union. He was a co-founder of Klub KenMont at Dennis M. Kenney Middle School. Jeff was a well-respected teacher, coach and mentor to students throughout his many years in Hannibal. He was an avid outdoorsman loving animals and spending time with his children.

He was predeceased by his parents, Jack D. and Kathleen I. LaMont.

Surviving: three children, Vanessa L. Gates, Amberlyn D. LaMont and Jefferson E. LaMont, Jr. all of Hannibal; two more he would be proud to call his own, Sibel E. Gunukutlu and Edward C. Goritski; two brothers, Michael A. LaMont of Antwerp and Patrick O. LaMont Cicero; his little buddy, Dyl Buske; many beloved nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Dennis M. Kenney Middle School, Gymnasium, 846 Cayuga Street, Hannibal where the family requests casual purple and white attire be worn.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hannibal Sports Boosters, P.O. Box 62 Hannibal, NY 13074.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. MrLamont is the reason I went into the education field. I had him in 4th and 6th grade. I went back to visit him every year after…. when I got married… every time I had a baby! He was such a wonderful man, teacher, asset to our school and community. When my Uncle Ron passed away I called him and he took the fish tank of his! I will never forget such a wonderful man. I am proud to have had him for a teacher/friend. I am honored that I knew such a man!!! My deepest sympathy to the LaMont family!! He will be greatly missed!

    Alena (Patane) Sanford “Lainy Patainy” :)

  2. I for one believe that Mr. LaMont was not only a great teacher and coach but was also a great man. His legacy will live on in Hannibal and I am very proud to have known him. Rest in peaceful tranquility…

  3. Mr. Lamont was such a wonderful mentor, teacher, and person. I’ll tell you, you knew who Mr. Lamont was and Mr Lamont knew who you were, it didn’t matter If you had him for a teacher or not. He will be sadly missed by all.

    Tyler & Charlie Terramiggi

  4. Dear LaMont’s,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff was a neighbor in Oswego of ours and we had many contacts over the years. He was a great person, friend, father and coach. He always had a great outlook on life and was always willing to give his all to everyone he knew.
    Kenn and Terri Kern
    Oswego, NY

  5. To the children of Jeff,

    My sincere sympathies in the loss of your Dad. My late hubby, Dr. Joe Occhino always had positive comments regarding Mr.LaMont, when he worked at Fairley.
    Please know Dad will continue to remain with you forever.

    In friendship and sympathy,
    Rosemary A. Occhino

  6. I’m sorry for your loss, he was the greatest teacher and a great man to have fun and talk to. So young still but he is loved and missed. He will always be in everyone’s heart no matter what everyone will always have a piece of him in there hearts. Stay strong and everyone is here for you.
    My sympathy and prayers go out to you and the LaMont Family

  7. Jeff was active in the teacher’s union, but he and Tim Kennedy were the glue that held all branches of our school family together. They made sure that the kitchen staff, teaching assistants, etc. were included in school activities. His compassion for others knew no boundaries. He was our family’s teacher, coach, co-worker and friend.

    Our sincere sympathy goes to his children and family.

    Lana, Linus, Matt and Ted DuBois

  8. Mr. Lamont,
    Im sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful teacher. I had him in sixth grade he loved all of his students. We all loved him. he had wonderful pets and alot of things to make us happy. He always welcomed us with a wonderful Smile every morning and after school. He was such a great coach for all the sports he taught. He will always be loved by Hannibal school. He was always there for all of his students. And he would help anyone out. He was a great person, father, and guy. He will always be remembered.

    To the Lamont Family,

    Rest In Peace Mr. Lamont. <3

  9. Mr . Lamont ,
    Was An Awesome Teacher. He Was My Sixth Grade Teacher And He Was Lovinq Too All Of Us Like We Where His Own. He Always Treated Everybody The Same . If We Needed Help He Was There Within The Snap Of A Finger . He Would Always Make Us Laugh . And Im Sure That Everybody Is Goinq Too Miss Him . We All Know That He Is In A Better Place Now . =|

    The Lamont Family,
    Sorry For Your Loss . And May He Rest In Peace.

  10. Our sincere sympathy to Jeff’s children and family. Jeff was truly an awesome, considerate, generous father, teacher, and friend. He touched the hearts of everyone around him. Our prayers are with you.

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