OBITUARY

Gregory Albert Labiak

February 12, 1946January 28, 2019
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Gregory Albert Labiak, 72 years old, of Clovis, California was born on February 12, 1946 and he went to be with his Lord on January 28, 2019. Gregg was born in Chicago, Illinois to Albert and Lillian (Tiraj) Labiak. He was the fourth of ten siblings. Raised in Chicago, Gregg attended St. Margaret Elementary School, St. Rita’s High School, and Lindblom High School. After graduating high school at age 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served his country with distinction and was honorably discharged at age 21. While stationed in Lemoore, California Gregg dedicated his free time to attend college in the evenings earning his degree from Cal-State University Fresno. While in the Navy, Gregg met his future wife, Christine Browns. Gregg and Christine were blessed with four beautiful children: a daughter, Rebecca; and sons, Gregory Jr., Stephen, and Nathan. During his years as an insurance broker, he co-founded and built a reputable insurance company that remains a prominent name in the Fresno Community today. Invigorated with an entrepreneurial spirit he proceeded over the next 30 years to open and operate a chain of successful hair salons located throughout California. With his hard work mentality, Gregg never stopped in business and was always striving towards the next venture on the horizon. Gregg enjoyed attending daily and Sunday mass at his local church. He enjoyed rejoicing through song and was an active choir member in various parishes over the years. He looked forward to golfing with his “buddies” or meeting friends and family for a meal. Gregg had a passion for cooking and sharing his “life lessons” with friends and acquaintances. With a kind heart, constantly looking to help others, he was active in the Veteran and Catholic communities. He is survived and celebrated by three children; Rebecca (Michael) Perez, Stephen (Dawn) Labiak, and Nathan (Jennifer) Labiak who begat him seven grandchildren; Maya, Amanda, Barrett, Spencer, Charleigh Mae, Lilliana, and Tyler, who he adored more than anything else in his life. In addition, Gregg is survived by six siblings; Marsha, David, Rita, Janine, Larry, and Kathy. Gregg shared his love and passion for life with those living around him, and asked to be remembered with the simple mantra, “He tried”. Visitation will be held February 14th at Whitehurst Sullivan Burns and Blair Funeral Home. Fresno. CA. from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. followed by recitation of the Holy Rosary. 6:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated February 15th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Clovis, CA. 11:00 a.m. Graveside service will be held February 16th at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Fresno, CA. 11:00 a.m. Memorial Mass will be held February 22nd in Chicago at St. Christina’s Church 11005 S. Homan Ave, Chicago, IL. 11:00 a.m. Donations can be made in memory of Gregory Labiak to: Fresno Bully Rescue 11740 E. Belmont Ave. Sanger, CA 93657 email: info@fresnobullyrescue.org Through the Unbound Charitable Organization, Gregory has been sponsoring Miguel from Bolivia and Maria from the Philippines since 2014 and 2015. If you would like to continue sponsoring them monthly or to give a onetime donation please contact Rebecca Perez at 831-261-3839. Donations to Unbound in memory of Gregory Labiak can be made by visiting our website at: https://www.unbound.org/OurImpact/TargetDonations

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Rosary Service Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, February 22, 2019
REMEMBERING

Gregory Albert Labiak

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February 8, 2019

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Biography

Gregory Albert Labiak, 72 years old, of Clovis, California was born on February 12, 1946 and he went to be with his Lord on January 28, 2019. Gregg was born in Chicago, Illinois to Albert and Lillian (Tiraj) Labiak. He was the fourth of ten siblings.
Raised in Chicago, Gregg attended St. Margaret Elementary School, St. Rita’s High School, and Lindblom High School. After graduating high school at age 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served his country with distinction and was honorably discharged at age 21. While stationed in Lemoore, California Gregg dedicated his free time to attend college in the evenings earning his degree from Cal-State University Fresno. While in the Navy, Gregg met his future wife, Christine Browns. Gregg and Christine were blessed with four beautiful children: a daughter, Rebecca; and sons, Gregory Jr., Stephen, and Nathan. During his years as an insurance broker, he co-founded and built a reputable insurance company that remains a prominent name in the Fresno Community today. Invigorated with an entrepreneurial spirit he proceeded over the next 30 years to open and operate a chain of successful hair salons located throughout California. With his hard work mentality, Gregg never stopped in business and was always striving towards the next venture on the horizon.
Gregg enjoyed attending daily and Sunday mass at his local church. He enjoyed rejoicing through song and was an active choir member in various parishes over the years. He looked forward to golfing with his “buddies” or meeting friends and family for a meal. Gregg had a passion for cooking and sharing his “life lessons” with friends and acquaintances. With a kind heart, constantly looking to help others, he was active in the Veteran and Catholic communities.
He is survived and celebrated by three children; Rebecca (Michael) Perez, Stephen (Dawn) Labiak, and Nathan (Jennifer) Labiak who begat him seven grandchildren; Maya, Amanda, Barrett, Spencer, Charleigh Mae, Lilliana, and Tyler, who he adored more than anything else in his life. In addition, Gregg is survived by six siblings; Marsha, David, Rita, Janine, Larry, and Kathy.
Gregg shared his love and passion for life with those living around him, and asked to be remembered with the simple mantra, “He tried”.