John Carl LaBarca Sr.

John Carl LaBarca Sr., 76, of Winchester, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Commonwealth Senior Living in Front Royal.

A mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Winchester with Father Stephen Holmes officiating. Burial will follow at Rockland Cemetery in Front Royal, Virginia.

Mr. LaBarca was born on September 12, 1942 in Bristol, Pennsylvania to the late Carl and Mary Basile LaBarca. He was very active in his community as a member of the Front Royal Rotary Club, the Warren County Chamber of Commerce, the Education Endowment of Warren County, Chairman of the Board for Warren Memorial Hospital and a board chair with the Warren County Economic Development Authority. He was a former member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Front Royal and a current member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Winchester.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Louise Townsend LaBarca; daughter, Maria Grimm (Allen); son, John C. LaBarca Jr. (Michelle); brother, Carl LaBarca (Debbie); sister-in-law, Caroline Gable; eight grandchildren, Chelsea Salvatore (Nick), Townsend Evancheck (Nolan), Josh Clements, Autumn Clements, Annemarie LaBarca, Sophia LaBarca, Brady Grimm and Abigail Grimm and great grandson, John Nicholas Salvatore.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 6 to8 PM at the family residence in Winchester.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Warren County Educational Endowment and Samuels Public Library, Front Royal.

  6 comments for “John Carl LaBarca Sr.

  1. Vicki Davies
    October 7, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    So very sorry for you loss. My prayers are with you.

  2. jimmy sine
    October 8, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    rest in Mr LaBarca you were one of the best plant managers I ever worked for you treated your employees with respect, for that I thank you

  3. Joe & Flossie McFadden
    October 8, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    With deepest sympathy.

  4. tara w cattani
    October 10, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Sending love and prayers to John’s family and friends. I have some wonderful memories of family gatherings in Bristol, PA. God Bless..

  5. Robbi and Mercedita Biggs
    October 25, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    We join many other Front Royal DuPont employees in sadness upon the passing of our longtime plant manager, friend, and community leader John LaBarca.

  6. Brenda Man-Fletcher
    October 31, 2018 at 1:03 am

    On behalf of my father, Carl Man, formerly of the Front Royal DuPont plant, please accept our family’s most sincere condolences on Mr. LaBarca’s passing. – Brenda Man-Fletcher, Sedona, Arizona

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