Kermit E. LaBarge, 88, of Fulton, died Friday at Seneca Hill Manor, Oswego after a long illness.
A native of Norwood, he had resided in the Fulton area most of his life. Kermit retired in 1987 from the Nestle Company in Fulton after 40 years. He was a member of State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton; Hiram Lodge #144 F.&A.M. in Fulton; Valley of Syracuse, Scottish Rite; Whango Grotto in Oswego and had been active in Oswego County Barber Shop Quartets. Kermit was an Army veteran of World War II and member of V.F.W. Post 569 in Fulton.
He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Martin LaBarge; daughter, Patricia LaBarge Ware and brothers, Keith and Robert LaBarge. Surviving are his son, Donald (Veronica) LaBarge of Fulton; two grandchildren, Kristin LaBarge and Donald (Amy) LaBarge, Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Anthony and MacKenna; a brother, Gordon LaBarge; sister in-law, Beverly LaBarge and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Granby Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 359, Fulton, NY 13069 or American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY
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