LaPlant, Cyrus Lawrence, born July 18, 1931, peacefully passed away in his home. A viewing will be held Friday, June 22 at 6pm at Stanfill Funeral Home and a funeral will be Saturday, June 23 at 2pm at Holy Rosary-St. Richards Catholic Church.
Cy was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Cyrus and Elizabeth LaPlant. He went to college at the University of Miami where he graduated in 1953. He joined the Air Force out of college and was honourably discharged.
After staying in Miami upon leaving the Air Force, Cy went into real estate where he worked for over 60 years, most of which were with his business partner and friend, Clyde Hinson. In 1966, he bought Redland Realty in Homestead, where he worked with his son Chris, who joined in 1991.
In 1964, he met the love of his life, Barbara Jean and they would be married two years later at St. Louis Catholic Church. They were married for 45 years when Barbara died in 2011.
Cy loved attending his alma mater’s football games and had season tickets for over 20 years where he and his family and friends spent many a fall Saturday tailgating outside the Orange Bowl.
Cy is survived by his four sisters, Pat, Jay, Joan and Leanne; brother Tom; three sons and their spouses, Christopher and Deborah LaPlant, Cyrus Lawrence Jr. and Paula LaPlant, and Andrew and Melissa LaPlant; and seven grandchildren, Jack, Isabella, Ava, Cyrus Thomas, Audrey, Sara and Matthew Clyde.