Martin L. LaBuda
October 29, 1926 – October 26, 2019
Martin Laverne LaBuda passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at O’Neill Healthcare in North Olmsted, Ohio; a place where his warm spirit and constant wit was loved by all.
Born on October 29, 1926 in Cleveland, Ohio to his mother, Angela Tomsick, and his father, Martin LaBuda, Martin attended St. Vitas Parish and then East Technical High School, graduating in 1943. Proud to serve his country, Martin joined the Navy in 1944, where he then joined the ranks of other like-minded, young men serving in both the Philippines and Japan during the Pacific conflict of World War II. A businessman and easy talker by all accounts, Martin held multiple patents and ran several small businesses, one of which, The Antique Trunk Company, is still in existence today.
Upon his return to the States, Martin met and married his wife, Maryann LaBuda, who he is still remembered by. They got married on October 7, 1950 at St. Vitas, surrounded by friends and family, and never left each other’s side, even until his final hours. His brother, Richard (Eleanor) LaBuda still remembers him. Also left to remember him are his two sons: Bob LaBuda and Tom LaBuda, and daughter, Susan (Ray) Liscoe; his 8 grandchildren: Allie (Bill) Nottingham, Rachel (Tim) Simbeck, Cindy Liscoe, Amy LaBuda, Robbie LaBuda, Kendra (Sam) LaBuda-Sherwood, Luke LaBuda, and John LaBuda; his 8 great-grandchildren: Ripley LaBuda- Sherwood, Kai LaBuda, Magnolia LaBuda, Clementine LaBuda, Ellie Nottingham, Dillon Nottingham, Timmy Simbeck, and Sonny Simbeck; and many nieces and nephews.
Martin will always be remembered as the humorous, kind, and generous man he was.
The family will receive friends at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 14768 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 4:30-8:30 PM. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10AM at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 3644 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland.
- Visitation Thursday, October 31, 2019
- Memorial Mass Friday, November 1, 2019