In memory of
Joseph A. Labadie
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In memory of
Joseph A. Labadie
Joseph A. Labadie March 22, 1929 - March 9, 2020 What Dad wanted to say: Joseph A. Labadie of Portland, Ore., died March 9, 2020 at age 90. He was born in Lima, Ohio March 22, 1929, the son of Joseph J. and Laura A. Labadie. He moved with his family to Portland in 1944. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1947, the University of Oregon in 1951 and the Northwestern College of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 1956. In 1952, he began a 31-year career with the United States National Bank of Oregon, retiring as a Vice President and Manager of the Bank Properties division in 1983. He was a member of the Oregon State Bar. During his banking career he was active in several local charitable organizations. He served on the Multnomah County Tax Supervisory and Conservation Commission and the Multnomah County Board of Equalization. In 1952, he married Mary Elizabeth Charlton. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Elizabeth Anne Labadie (David Frum) of Seattle; sons, Andrew C. Labadie (Liza) of Washington D.C. and Peter C. Labadie of Portland; as well as four grandchildren, Daniel Frum, "Jacobus" Frum, Clara Jurczak and Helen Labadie. Remembrances to Central Catholic High School, 2401 S.E. Stark St., Portland, OR 97214 or Evening Division of Lewis & Clark Law School, 10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97219. What his family would like to add: Joe Labadie loved his family, playing cards (bridge and cribbage were favorites), a good party, cooking for family and friends, big old houses, family vacations to Palm Springs as well as Ocean Park, friends from both Central HS and Oregon, chocolate cake for breakfast, a good winter storm at the beach, gin fizzes on Christmas and Easter mornings, the Oregon Ducks, strong coffee, Goo Goo Clusters, reminiscing about childhood summers on Put-In-Bay, picking up the tab, sweetbreads, reading mystery novels, playing the role of the curmudgeon, salmon fishing and stomping in circles on the beach for razor clams. We will always think of him as the man behind Big Pink on the Portland skyline, his skill with numbers, advice on how many city blocks equal a mile, telling us that even house numbers are always on the north and east sides of streets and odds are on the west and south, stating that the "the house always wins" when teaching a grandson about poker, reminding us that 16oz is, "a pint a pound the world around," after serving everyone around the table and finally sitting down he'd announce, "there's more of everything," explaining the accounting concept of "float" and of course, the advantages of a 30-year mortgage. He lived a miraculously long life for someone who didn't exercise much or enjoy participatory sports, ate what looked good, enjoyed a cocktail and smoked Chesterfields for many years. Missing you and our cribbage games together - the family. Memorial service pending given the current prohibition on the convening of large groups. Date will likely be sometime this summer. Please check with the family or watch for an announcement in The Oregonian obituary pages. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Joseph A. Labadie
Joseph A. Labadie March 22, 1929 - March 9, 2020 What Dad wanted to say: Joseph A. Labadie of Portland, Ore., died March 9, 2020 at age 90. He was born in Lima, Ohio March 22, 1929, the son of Joseph J. and Laura A. Labadie. He moved with his family to Portland in 1944. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1947, the University of Oregon in 1951 and the Northwestern College of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 1956. In 1952, he began a 31-year career with the United States National Bank of Oregon, retiring as a Vice President and Manager of the Bank Properties division in 1983. He was a member of the Oregon State Bar. During his banking career he was active in several local charitable organizations. He served on the Multnomah County Tax Supervisory and Conservation Commission and the Multnomah County Board of Equalization. In 1952, he married Mary Elizabeth Charlton. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Elizabeth Anne Labadie (David Frum) of Seattle; sons, Andrew C. Labadie (Liza) of Washington D.C. and Peter C. Labadie of Portland; as well as four grandchildren, Daniel Frum, "Jacobus" Frum, Clara Jurczak and Helen Labadie. Remembrances to Central Catholic High School, 2401 S.E. Stark St., Portland, OR 97214 or Evening Division of Lewis & Clark Law School, 10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97219. What his family would like to add: Joe Labadie loved his family, playing cards (bridge and cribbage were favorites), a good party, cooking for family and friends, big old houses, family vacations to Palm Springs as well as Ocean Park, friends from both Central HS and Oregon, chocolate cake for breakfast, a good winter storm at the beach, gin fizzes on Christmas and Easter mornings, the Oregon Ducks, strong coffee, Goo Goo Clusters, reminiscing about childhood summers on Put-In-Bay, picking up the tab, sweetbreads, reading mystery novels, playing the role of the curmudgeon, salmon fishing and stomping in circles on the beach for razor clams. We will always think of him as the man behind Big Pink on the Portland skyline, his skill with numbers, advice on how many city blocks equal a mile, telling us that even house numbers are always on the north and east sides of streets and odds are on the west and south, stating that the "the house always wins" when teaching a grandson about poker, reminding us that 16oz is, "a pint a pound the world around," after serving everyone around the table and finally sitting down he'd announce, "there's more of everything," explaining the accounting concept of "float" and of course, the advantages of a 30-year mortgage. He lived a miraculously long life for someone who didn't exercise much or enjoy participatory sports, ate what looked good, enjoyed a cocktail and smoked Chesterfields for many years. Missing you and our cribbage games together - the family. Memorial service pending given the current prohibition on the convening of large groups. Date will likely be sometime this summer. Please check with the family or watch for an announcement in The Oregonian obituary pages. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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