GEORGE LABANT JR.
1937 - 2021
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On April 16, 2021, George Labant Jr. passed from this earth in Coudersport with his family by his side.
Born July 30, 1937, George was the son of the late Isola Dillion and the late George Labant Sr. and was a lifelong resident of Cross Fork. George received the Remembrance of the First Holy Communion May 26, 1946 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Renovo. He attended both St .Joseph School and Cross Fork School.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1960-1962 and was the recipient of many awards during his tour of duty and was discharged with outstanding recommendations to enter the workforce.
George was a heavy equipment operator for various construction companies and traveled throughout the United States operating equipment. In 1975 he started his own business "Let George Do It" an excavation and septic pumping business.
George married Helen Probst, Jan. 16, 1960 at the Assembly of God Church with the late Rev. Jack Bremingen officiating. George and Helen are richly blessed with a son, Danny (Julie) Labant of Galeton and Alaska and a daughter, Diane (Bruce) Montgomery of Oregon, a granddaughter, Rachel Labant and step-granddaughter Macy Montgomery, both of Oregon. In addition to his spouse and children, George is survived by one brother Thomas (Mary Jane) of Clasbash, N.C.
He was predeceased by one brother, C. Joseph Labant, in addition to his parents.
George was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing. He made several adventurous trips to Wyoming for big game hunting and fishing.
Working was a big part of his life which he enjoyed into his later years working on many interesting projects throughout the state. His most recent adventure was on a cross country journey with his son to their cabin in Alaska.
He was a member of Galeton Masonic Lodge 602 of Galeton, the American Legion of Renovo, Kettle Creek Hose Company and Ambulance Association, the American Trappers Association, Cross Fork Sportsmen's Club and IUOE Local 66.
In his retirement years George enjoyed watching western movies, feeding and watching the birds, and visiting with friends
Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Home. Keeping with George's wishes there will be no services. Donations may be made in his memory to the Cross Fork Sportsmen's Club, or the charity of your choice .

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Published in Potter Leader-Enterprise from Apr. 22 to Apr. 29, 2021.
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