Charles D. LaBarre

December 17, 1924 ~ March 8, 2018 (age 93)

Charles “Donald” LaBarre of Conklin, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018 with his loving family at his side.  He was predeceased by the love of his life Stella whom he was happily married to for 51 years.  Also predeceasing him is his grandson Nathan C. LaBarre; parents Charles and Evra LaBarre; brother and best friend Leon and Emma Jane LaBarre and their children Donnie, Cindy and Leon; brother Robert and Carolyn LaBarre; brothers Lavelle LaBarre and David LaBarre; sister Janet and Danny Strnaka; brother in laws Dick Stack, Gorton Steere and Frank Basa.  He is survived by his sons Charles L. (Joan) LaBarre, Binghamton; Russell (Ileta) LaBarre, Conklin; daughters Coleen (Robert) Weiss, Conklin; Sharyn "Shari" Goff, Gainesville, FL; grandchildren Kelly Weiss(Chris McLain), Kimberly (David) Elston, Jennifer Hamilton, Matt (Jenn) LaBarre, Elizabeth (Nick Layton) LaBarre, Leah (Ryan) Schultes, Jacob (Amanda Adriance) LaBarre, Cainan LaBarre; great grandchildren Jonah Chambers, Nick and Owen Layton, Wyatt Schultes; sisters Teressa Basa, Evelyn Torrey, Dorothy Steere, Donna Stack, Lois (Jim) Karns; sister in law Marion LaBarre; many nieces and nephews.   Don was a WWII Veteran serving for 3 years in the Army in the South Pacific.   He served a superintendent for William H. Lane, Judski and HRH contractors.  He was a member of the carpenters local from 1946-2018 and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Windsor.  Don was a man of epic wisdom and never failed to make a tough decision humorous.  He was in several different gun clubs, loved fishing, hunting and boating.    Most of all, he loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren of all ages.   A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, at 12:00pm, noon, at the Conklin Forks United Methodist Church, 4420 Brady Hill Road, Binghamton.  His pastor David C. Piatt will officiate.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00am until the time of the service at Conklin Forks United Methodist Church.  Burial will be in the spring in Conklin Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Don's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517

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