David F LaBate
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David passed away February 1, 2022. David was born to Frederick and Lenora LaBate in Akron, Ohio in 1953. He graduated from Archbishop Hoban in 1971 and went on to get his Bachelor's and Master's degree from the University of Akron. He retired from Akron Municipal Court Clerk's office as a supervisor in 2019.
David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Penny; his sisters, Susan Daly and Sandy Bender (Jennifer Lewis). He is also survived by his children Christopher LaBate (Amanda) and Todd Galloway (Rhonda). His grandchildren Margaret and Graham LaBate, Isabella and Ethan Galloway, and Ashlee Beeching could always bring a smile to his face. His nieces Maia Daly, Kari Mraz and Kelly Prescott held a special place in his heart.
David's biggest passion other than his family was GOLF. One of his biggest thrills was attending the "Masters Tournament" with Christopher in 2013. His friends and family will remember him as a master of the pun plus you could never get in the last word in an argument. Being a true North Hill native he was always running into someone he knew everywhere he went. We will truly miss his humor that kept us all going.
Visitation will be on Monday, February 21, 2022 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM with the Memorial Service immediately following at 2:00 PM in the Rose Hill Funeral Home 3653 W Market St Akron, OH 44333. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.rosehillbp.com