The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


August 19, 2013

John S. Labash

PITTSBURG, CALIF. — LABASH – John S. “Jack,” entered into rest May 23, 2013, at Browns Island, Pittsburg, Calif. Born in 1957, he was the son of Helen Labash. Preceded in death by sisters, Jennie and Joni Labash; grandparents, John and Jennie Topor and Clyde and Hazel Adams; aunts and uncles, Mary and Joe Mayancsik, Margaret and Paul Babincsak, Elizabeth and Laurence Knisel, Sonny and Christine, John “Judge” and Albert Toper; and cousins, JoJo Mayancsik and Janet and Tommy Topor. He is survived by brother, Joe “Bo”; nephews, Brett and Mason Labash, Palo Alto, Calif.; mother, Helen Labash; and uncles and aunts, Joe and Rosalie, Mary Ann and  Mary Ann Topor and Greg Topor and all other cousins were special. Dan and Bruce Conzo were lifelong friends and a friend of many. Jack was a graduate of BVHS, Class of 1975, and Juniata College, Class of 1979. He was retired from environmental chemistry and consulting. He was an impalement artist and chairman of the Diablo Rod and Gun Club, Concord, Calif., and made the sound effects for the Oscar winning movie “Brave.” He was an expert in knife throwing and was featured on the TV program “Myth Busters.” He also was the 2007 California state champion in Class A, Outdoor Air Pistol competition. A library will be dedicated in his name at the Diablo Rod and Gun Club. At his request, his ashes will be set free in the Sacramento River, and is being honored by family at Lloyd’s Cemetery, Ebensburg. Every now and then take a second, breathe deeply and think of me. Smile and know I am always with you.


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