Bernard J. LaBreck

November 28, 2012

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Bernard J. LaBreck, 86, of 732 Hancock Rd., passed Tuesday, Nov. 27, at his home.

The funeral service will be 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, with Rev. Samuel D. Larkin officiating at Hart & Bruce Funeral Home.

Calling hours will be 2to 4 and 6to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the funeral home.

Born Nov. 22, 1926, in Watertown, a son of William and Lillian Collins LaBreck, he attended Watertown High School.

He entered the Navy in 1943 and served for a year. Upon his return he worked several jobs in the Watertown area before going to Seaway Motors Express in Watertown as a tractor trailer driver, for over 25 years, retiring in 1985. He was a teamster for Union Local 687. Since 2002 has been the president for the Teamsters Retiree Club Local Chapter 687. 

He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

He married Janice E. Fyles of Watertown on Aug. 11, 1956, at Stone St. Presbyterian Church. The couple resided in Watertown. Janice worked 25 years for the Christian Supply Center in Watertown, retiring in 2005.

Among his survivors are his wife, Janice E. Fyles LaBreck, Watertown; a son and his wife, Paul M. and Betty J. LaBreck, Watertown; three daughters and a son-in-law, Cheryle L. Cornaire, Virginia, Micki M. and Rev. Samuel D. Larkin, Watertown, Faith E. Campbell, Watertown; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, William and Donald LaBreck and three sisters, Beatrice Wilson, Bernice Busack and Eleanor Saur, all died before him.

Information provided by Hart & Bruce Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.