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Sheffield Metals Announces Passing Of Joe LaCrue, National Accounts Manager

Joe F. LaCrue

Sheffield Village, OH - Sheffield Metals International, a distributor of coated and bare metal products with locations in Ohio, Georgia, Texas, Colorado and California, has announced the passing of Joe LaCrue, National Accounts Manager. He died from Covid-19 complications on November 29, 2020, at the age of 46. 

LaCrue lived in Frederick, CO, and was an active member of the Colorado Roofing Association (CRA). The following statement was forwarded to the membership and is published in its entirety:

"It is with great sadness that we report the loss of a good friend, longtime CRA Member and colleague in the roofing industry.  

Our deepest sympathy & condolences to his family, friends and former associates and co-workers.

Joe LaCrue (46) passed away from Covid-19 complications on November 29, 2020.

Joe was a longtime CRA member and a friend and associate to many of you in the roofing industry. He was an avid supporter of the association and all we do. Over the years he helped with our education efforts and rarely missed the trade show, awards dinner or golf and sporting clay tournament. Joe was always cheerful and ready to greet you with a friendly hello and smile.

Joe started in the industry in the early 2000's at Weather Guard Building Products, later moved to Drexel Metals in 2009 and since March 2012 he was with Sheffield Metals, most recently serving as the National Accounts Manager. He enjoyed developing strong relationships with contractors and wholesalers in the Roofing industry. Many of you have enjoyed golfing, traveling and good food with him.

Joe graduated from Lutheran High School and also enjoyed camping, the Denver Broncos, fly fishing, boating and riding his ATV’s.

Most importantly, Joe was a great and devoted father and was heavily involved with his children’s activities including school, baseball and football. He leaves behind three wonderful boys, Cole (16), Ty (14) and Zane (8) and his new fiancé, Susan Sanchez.

Joe’s smile, laugh, and sense of humor will be missed by all that knew him. May he rest in peace."

Read full obituary here

Memorial Fund for Family:

A college fund has been established for Joe's three sons. In-person donations to The LaCrue College Fund may be made at any First Bank Branch (use the last 4 of the account - #4441). Donations by mail may be made by sending check or money order to:

c/0 LaCrue College Fund #4441
1779 Highway 7
Erie, CO 80516

Please write "LaCrue College Fund Acct#4441" in the memo field of check.

About Sheffield Metals
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Sheffield Metals International (SMI), a member of Mazzella Companies, is an industry leader in the distribution of coated and bare metal products, as well as engineered standing seam metal roof systems. The company specializes in providing painted Galvalume® and aluminum for the architectural metal panel industry. Sheffield Metals stocks 40+ colors in Galvalume and several popular colors in aluminum, and can also match virtually any color to suit a particular project. For more information, visit SMI online at

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