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