Frank J. LaBarge
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Frank J. LaBarge, 77, of Herkimer, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, with his loving family at his side, following a brief illness. He was born on August 7, 1935, in Newport, the son of Mildred Cotton LaBarge and the late Harry LaBarge, and was a graduate of West Canada Valley High School. On November 15, 1955, Frank married the former Joan Newman in St. John's Church, Newport. Frank was the farm manager of Cristman Farms in the Town of Columbia for forty seven years. He was a communicant of the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion. Frank was a very active member of the National Farmers Organization. He enjoyed passing time by attending farm auctions and visiting the maple syrup sap houses learning the process. Frank also took a great interest in familiarizing himself with all the remarkable ins and outs of the Amish culture. He is surviving by his loving wife, Joan; his mother, Mildred, of the Folts Home; his sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Gina LaBarge and Dennis and Beth LaBarge, all of Mohawk; his brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Elaine LaBarge, of Richfield Springs; his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Herman Haas, of Warsaw; his grandchildren, Jeromie and Joni LaBarge, Nicole LaBarge, Lyndsay LaBarge, Kelly LaBarge and Kyle LaBarge, all of Mohawk; his great-grandchildren, Jeromie "JJ" LaBarge and Ethan LaBarge; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, March 28, 2013, from 5-8p.m. at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 N. Washington Street, Herkimer. In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions, in Frank's memory, to be made to the
. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Frank's Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Annunciation will be celebrated at a later date at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the entire staff at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, especially Dr. El Amir and the nurses, for all of the love and compassion shown to Frank and his family. Online condolences may be offered by visiting: www.eneafamily.com The family is being cared for by Scott J. Pizer, Funeral Director for the Enea Family Funeral Homes.
Frank J. LaBarge
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Mar. 27, 2013