William J. Labbree
Age 80. Of Gloucester City.
11/11/34 – 1/26/15
(CNBNews)--Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, wife, Jean (nee DeMora) of 57 years, daughters Lisa Labbree (John Banning) and Lori Thomson (Chuck), and son Bill (Tracy). He was much loved by his grandchildren Cole and Shane Banning, Cory, Brandon, Cameron, and Miranda Labbree, and Chelsea, Lindsay, Sydney, and Trey Thomson. He is also survived by his sister Marie Sammons Winkler (Bob), sister-in-law Theresa Lonabaugh, brother-in-law Sam DeMora (Cass), and many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Bill was born, raised, and lived his entire life in his beloved Gloucester City. He was a veteran of the US Navy and then began a career in real estate that spanned over 50 years. He opened Labbree Realty in Gloucester City in 1979 and was named Realtor Emeritus by the National Association of Realtors. He was honored by Gloucester City in May 2003 as Citizen of the Year and in April 2014 for his 50 years of service to his community, having been active in many organizations including the Volunteer Fireman’s Association, the Gloucester City Chamber of Commerce and Business Association, the Boys Scouts of America, the JayCees, the Lions Club, and the Gloucester City Board of Education. He was a long-time advocate and benefactor of the Gloucester City Library, serving on the Board of Trustees for over 50 years and acting as the President for 45 years. He was also a sponsor for many youth athletic teams in both Gloucester City and Brooklawn.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Saturday morning, January 31, 2015 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Life Celebration and Military Honors 12 Noon in the funeral home. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to William J. Labbree Scholarship Fund: P.O. Box 562, Gloucester City, NJ 08030.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of William J. Labbree. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Phone: 856-456-1142