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In Memory

James Michael "LaBarb" LaBarbiera - Class of 1982

James LaBarbiera
July 1, 1964 - April 22, 2020
James LaBarbiera July 1, 1964 - April 22, 2020



Jimmie, aged 55, of Garfield, formerly of Paramus, passed away after a valiant fight, on April 22nd.  Born on the 1st of July, Jimmie was the beloved son of Peter and Beatrice.  He met the love of his life, Ula Balcerzak, over a cup of their favorite drink.  This soon perked into a genuine and tender marriage of 18 years.

Beloved father of his most precious sons John Peter and Michael Richard. Dear brother of Suzanne.  Survived by brothers Pete and wife Mary of Allendale, Rich and wife MaryAnn of Paramus, Tony and Michelle of Austin, and sister Maria of Midland Park, as well as sister in law, Jenn.  Treasured uncle of Patrick, Richard, Julia, Vincent, Jake, Nicholas, Tess, Grace and Grant.

Jimmie thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie of his teammates, players, co-workers, loving cousins and friends.  His presence was always a joy, and he filled so many with laughter and a going away smile.  He was a highly respected and sought out salesman, and Bergen County umpire.  His love for sports, baseball in particular, had the Mets at the top. Every year, he declared "Let's Go Mets!" and "Ya gotta believe" with a perfect Bob Murphy impersonation. His presence will sorely be missed.

All services are private. A celebration of Jimmie's life will be scheduled at a later date.




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05/01/20 07:38 AM #1    

Bill Jackob (1966)

Loved his Dad, forever

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