Obituary of John V. LaBardo
John Vincent LaBardo, 71, of Jamestown, NY passed away unexpectedly Friday (June 25, 2021) at UPMC Chautauqua. A lifelong area resident, he was born June 8, 1950 in Jamestown, the son of the late Anthony “Tony” and Grace M. Tilaro LaBardo. Survived by his wife Jodelle “Jodi” Nelson LaBardo, married and saved April 9, 2005 in St. James Roman Catholic Church; two daughters: Ambrielle LaBardo (Manoel Robinson) of Fredericksburg, VA, Michelle (Douglas) Burleson of Rome, NY; three step children: Daniel Colburn of Jamestown, Amanda Colburn of Philadelphia, PA, Allison Colburn (Victoria Walburn) of Atlanta, GA; three grandchildren: Kennedy Burleson, Mariella Robinson, and Micah Robinson, his sister, Josephine “JoJo” (Tom) Scarborough of Falconer and one niece Heidi Turner (Ritchie Campbell) of Jamestown, NY. John graduated from Falconer High school in 1968 and Fredonia State University in 1972 where he earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology. He also received a Master Degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University in 1983. He owns and operates Southern Tier Financial in Falconer where he guided and advised individuals and small employers on insurance and financial goals. He also owned and managed several multi-use housing units to ensure affordable housing was available in the community. A devout Catholic, John was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Ignatian Spirituality Group, Jamestown Area Knights of Columbus Council 926, serving as Chancellor, and enjoyed participating in the Catholic Bocce League. As a track and field enthusiast, he participated in the Senior Games until the age of 55 in shot put and served as president of the South Western New York Track & Field Officials. He was an avid wine maker, part of the Vikings Lodge and Wine Tasters Club, and loved sharing his homemade wine with friends and family. John, who always looked to find ways to contribute to his community and the greater good volunteered for Jamestown Meals on Wheels, donated to charity every chance he could and truly enjoyed rescuing pets including three of his great loves, Angel, Bear and Cookie. Most importantly, he was a devoted father, grandfather and husband who cherished his family more than anything. He will be deeply missed but will live on forever in their hearts. He was preceded in death by his father Anthony LaBardo on March 7, 1993 and his mother Grace M. LaBardo on February 22, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. James Catholic Church, Jamestown. Rev. Darrel Duffey will be celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends will be received by the family from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday in the Falconer Funeral Home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Mondayin the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be donated to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, St. Susan’s Center or Jamestown Meals on Wheels.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John LaBardo, please visit Tribute Store
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, June 28, 2021
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
St. James Roman Catholic Church, Jamestown, NY
27 Allen St.
Jamestown, New York, United States
44 West Falconer Street, Falconer, New York 14733-1598