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“We were so saddened to hear of Al's passing. And yet, had the happy thought that he and Nancy are together again. I attended their wedding, along...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Dave Crowley - Cuba, NY - Friend

“Al will be missed by all who knew him. His quick wit, competitive spirit and love for for family, friends and just about everyone he'd meet was...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Audrey Di Domenico - Fort Wayne, IN

“My deepest sympathy is extended to Bob and Jean and their family. May you find some comfort in knowing that others share your loss. Keep the faith....Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Freehill - Fort Wayne, IN

“Riposa in pace cugino Albert John & Marie La Barbera ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: John & marie La Barbera

“A great man with a great family. Peace to all of the many lives he touched. May having him reunited with beautiful Nancy help you through this time...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: David & Christine (Nelson) Scarchilli - IN

“Al was a dear man that will be missed by all. Heaven is a little brighter now that he is there with his dear Nancy. "Don't cry because it's over,...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Janet - San Francisco, CA

“Col. and Mrs. La Barbera were very. very close friends of my parents. My dad and Al had served together and remained friends after their retirements...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: James & Stacy Nelson - IN

“We are deeply saddened to learn of Al's passing. We served with him during those turblent days in the early 1970's when he was Director of...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Ed and Esther Davidson - IN

“Al and Nancy were my parents' dearest friends and, as a result of that friendship, they became dear friends of ours. I looked forward to every party...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Dan and Kathy Houlihan - Tampa, FL

“We are so terribly sorry to lose one of our most dear and very long time friends. We know, though, that Al is mow able to be with his loving wife,...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Bill and Linda Nelson - IN

“Dear Family, What a terrific guy! Nancy and Al were wonderful people. Over the years they helped raise thousands of $ for the Prevention of Child...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jeffry Young - Greenfield, IN

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Albert La Barbera, son of Samuel and Josephine La Barbera, born March 20, 1930 in Cuba, New York died Saturday January 19, 2013. Albert was a graduate of Cuba Central School, St. Bonaventure University, and received an MBA from Indiana University. He received a regular Army commission in 1952, earned through the ROTC program. On July 18, 1953 he married Nancy Ann Whelan at St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, Pennsylvania. In the Army for 24 years, he served in various Field Artillery and Finance Corps positions in the United States, Germany, Turkey and Vietnam. He completed his active duty as a Colonel and Director of Centralized Pay Operations, Fort Benjamin Harrison, a post he held from 1974 until his retirement in 1976. His Military awards include two Legions of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal with four Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation and the Republic of Vietnam Civic Honor Medal Unit Citation. In August 2002 he was named a Distinguished Member of the Finance Regiment. In March 2006 he was inducted into the Saint Bonaventure University ROTC Hall of Fame. Actively engaged in a variety of community service projects since his retirement, he was President of the Lawrence Indiana Exchange Club 1993-1994 and was named Lawrence Exchangite of the year 2005. Albert was predeceased by Nancy, his wife for 54 years, his parents and brother, Patrick. He is survived by sons, Stephen (Leigh), Jack (Tonya); his daughters, Kay (Joseph) Alexander and Jean (Robert) Di Domenico; his brothers, Joseph and Samuel (Jean), sister Mary Stout, 13 grandchildren and two step grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Flanner and Buchanan-Lawrence 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 4-8 pm. Mass of Celebration will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:30 am from Holy Spirit Parish at Geist, 10350 Glaser Way, Fishers, IN. Entombment will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jud's Children Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, 38101-0187.

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