Funeral services for George B. LaBrake Jr, age 76, of the Tuck Road will be held on Friday (Feb 1, 2013) at 11:00 a.m. at St. Philip & James Catholic Church in Lisbon with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. His place of rest will be Foxwood Memorial Park.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mr. LaBrake died Wednesday (Jan 30, 2013) at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.
Surviving is his wife, Mary “Jackie” LaBrake; a son, Gregory LaBrake and his wife Laura of Waddington; a daughter, Carol Baxter and her husband Fred of Lisbon; four brothers and their wives, Neil and Jeanne LaBrake of Ogdensburg, William and Christine LaBrake of Lowville, Carl and Suzanne LaBrake of Colton and Harold and Sigried LaBrake of Rochester; eight sisters and their husbands, Agnes and Charles Opdyke of Albuquerque, NM, Sister Mary Theresa LaBrake GNSH of Ogdensburg, Ella and Vernon Dawley of Lisbon, Jane and Eugene Bieniecki of N. Cape May, NJ, Sharon and Arthur Yaddow of Lyndonville, Margaret and Ronald Bisnett of Ogdensburg, Patricia and Gerald Soulia of Rooseveltown, and Kathleen and John Ames of Potsdam; three grandchildren, Melanie Baxter, Brittiany and Scott Gage and Michael Burnett; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a brother, Donald LaBrake.
George was born on February 28, 1936 in Potsdam, a son of the late George and Hilda (Crump) LaBrake. He attended Lisbon School for his education, and married Mary Jacqueline “Jackie” Harper on October 4, 1958 in Lisbon with Rev. Dewey celebrating. He then enlisted in the US Army from 1959-1961. George was employed as a foreman at the Heuvelton Whey Plant for 47 years and retired in 2002.
He was a member of the St. Philip & James parish, St. Lawrence Borderline Dancers and enjoyed gardening, reading, Ruby’s, and the Donut King where he socialized with many friends.
Memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Charities or Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.