LOWVILLE, NY — William Gerald “Bill” LaBrake, 76, of Rural Avenue, Lowville, passed away on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at Rome Memorial Hospital.
In keeping with Bill’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no calling hours or funeral service.
Born Oct. 21, 1945, in Ogdensburg, NY, a son of the late George and Hilda Crump LaBrake, he graduated in 1963 from St. Mary’s High School.
Bill worked for Kraft in Lowville for 39 years, until his retirement.
He was a past assistant chief of the Lowville Volunteer Fire Department.
He enjoyed puttering around in the garage, wood crafts, and was a handyman and Jack of all trades. He enjoyed going for rides and watching movies with his wife. Bill was interested in geography and history on his computer.
He is survived by his wife, Christine; three children, Anthony LaBrake and his companion Tina, Lowville, Christopher and Judy LaBrake, Croghan, Tracey LaBrake Herring, Colorado; two step-children, David and Joanne Oakes, Rome, Deborah LaPier, Arizona; nine grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren; his siblings, Agnes Opdyke, Albuquerque, New Mexico; a sister, Mary Teresa LaBrake GNSH, Philadelphia, PA; Ella Dawley, Ogdensburg, Neil and Jeanne LaBrake, Ogdensburg, Jane Bieniecki, North Cape May, NJ, Sharon and Art Yaddow, Medina, Carl and Suzanne LaBrake, Colton, Harold and Sigie LaBrake, Rochester, Peg and Ronald Bisnett, Ogdensburg, Pat and Gerald Soulia, Massena, Kathy and John Ames, Potsdam; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and very special friends, Will and Dee Tuttle.
He was predeceased by his first wife, P. “Ann” Larkins LaBrake; and two brothers, George LaBrake Jr., and Don LaBrake.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lowville Fire Department, 5420 The Parkway, Lowville, NY 13367 or to Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.