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Anthony "Lon" LaBanca - 90

11/7/1929 - 3/20/2020

Beecher, Illinois

Anthony “Lon” La Banca. Age 90. Beecher resident formerly of Calumet City and Chicago’s Roseland/Kensington Neighborhood. Graduate of Curtis Grammar School and Fenger High School.  United States Army Korean War Veteran. Retired Pipefitter from the Local 597 after 67 years of service. St Anthony Church Holy Name Society Member and longtime Bowler in the Holy Name Society Bowling League. Lifelong member of the St Benedict Carmelite Lay Community and the World Apostolate of Fatima Blue Army. Husband for 51 years of the late Josephine nee Lungaro. Father of John (Anna) LaBanca, Rosemarie (Jim) Banasiak, Bernadette (Martin) Gianotti and Joseph (Mary Beth) LaBanca. Grandfather of Francesca (Mike) McKean and Alexander LaBanca, Walter, James, John and Joanna Banasiak, Joseph (Kathleen), Mary Rose, Paschal, Martin, Stephen, Regina, and James Gianotti, Nicholas (Angela), Anthony (Danielle), Michael (Alyssa May) and Veronica LaBanca. Great grandfather of Jackson McKean, Betty Gianotti, William, Benjamin, Vincent, Maximillian and Anastasia LaBanca. Son of the late Mary nee Gatto and John LaBanca. Brother of Frank (Donna) LaBanca and Theresa (late Charles) Lofrano. Uncle and friend of many. Due to current circumstances Burial services were private. A memorial mass will be scheduled at a later date.  For further info Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 and


  • Tom and Kathy (Lofrano)Hounihan

    on 03/22/20

    Our hearts and prayers go out to this wonderful family.  We have so many happy memories of the years we spent in Roseland.  The LaBanca family was the same as our own family.  Lon was a good man.  He will be missed. 

    God bless you all with the health and strength to get through this loss at such a difficult time.

  • Jim and Kathy Beno

    on 03/23/20

    Our sincere condolences to the LaBanca family.

    Rest in peace Lon, “Second Arrow”

    God Bless

  • Nick and Ruth Petros

    on 03/24/20

    Our most sincere Condolences to the LaBanca Family for Your Loss, God Keep Him and may He Rest In Peace.

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