David A. "Al" LaBenne (1948 - 2017)

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David A. (Al) LaBenne, age 69, of 500 Ash St., Ridgway, died Sunday evening, Dec. 10, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 9, 1948, in DuBois, son of the late David L. (Tubby) and Helen (Platt) LaBenne. He married Donna L. Davido on June 9, 1973, at the First Lutheran Church in Ridgway. She survives.
He resided in Ridgway for 44 years and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, Sons of Italy, he enjoyed traveling, hunting and watching his children play sports over the years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, being truly adored by his grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan, enjoying the Steelers and Penn State. He graduated from DuBois High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force where he was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He had been employed by Motion Control, Accumet, and Phoenix Sintered Metals where he retired on Dec. 1, 2017.
He is survived by his wife, Donna L. LaBenne of Ridgway; three sons, Jason E. LaBenne of Clarksburg, W.Va., Joe A. LaBenne of Ridgway and Ryan A. (Jamie) LaBenne of Ridgway; six grandchildren: Madison, Calista, Kyle, Karley, Dominic, Luca; two brothers, Robert (Cathy) LaBenne of DuBois, Joseph (Dianne) LaBenne of DuBois; beloved uncle, Ray Boyer of Pittsburgh; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Donald Davido.
A Mass of Christian Burial for David A. LaBenne will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. with military honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen's Burial Detail. Officiating will be Fr. Justin P. Pino, Pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Leo Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Wake Service will be held Thursday evening at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to St. Leo's Church Cancer Ministry c/o James Delhunty, Oknefski Road, Ridgway, PA 15853 or to Ridgway Legion Baseball, 100 Whitetail Meadows Lane, Ridgway, PA 15853, or to Community Nurses, Inc. Hospice Program.
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Published in The Courier Express on Dec. 12, 2017
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