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James LaBanca - 68

Lansing, IL

James LaBanca. Age 68. Longtime Lansing resident, formerly of Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Graduate of Fenger High School. Currently working at Calumet River Fleeting after retiring as a Bricklayer. Member of the Local 2070 and Bricklayers Union Local 21. Husband for 42 years of Donna nee Takacs. Brother of the late Marianne (Ray) Kienker. Son of the late Ann nee Maglio and Anthony LaBanca. Beloved Brother in-law, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Monday May 3, 2021 from 8:30 am until 10:30 am. Private burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip. Due to the pandemic, 50 people at a time, masks must be worn and social distancing when inside the funeral home. Info 708-481-9230 and


  • patricia (Frizzell)pahr

    on 05/01/21

    i was a classmates of Jim at Fenger sorry for his loss he was a great guy


    on 05/02/21

    My sincere condolences to the family. Taken too soon.  I grew up with Jimmy in Roseland. Loved to watch him play the drums. We were friends at Brenan and Fenger. I am sorry to say we lost touch after high school. I would see his parents now and then. they were wonderful people. Always hoped to run into him down Kensington but never happened.  Everybody loved him.   

  • Bill Menig

    on 05/02/21

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. ... My sincere condolences to the family. He was an integral part of the Fenger HS 1970 City Champion Baseball team. ... He was so much well liked. I will never forget him.
  • Al King

    on 05/03/21

    One of my good buddies growing up in Roseland .He was a good guy from a good family .Was a Hollywood good looking dude.  . Will be missed very much by all of us.  My condolences to the entire great family. 

  • Terry Doyle

    on 05/03/21

    Worked with Jim for 16 years at Calumet River Fleeting and he was a great friend of mine.  I will surely miss him and all the crew at Cal River will miss him also. No words can express the loss of Jim to all of us.  We are starting our season in May and it will be very strange not to have Jim on the job.  Rest in peace!!

  • Donna Albomonte

    on 05/10/21

    My father Paul Albomonte worked with Jimmy and considered him a dear friend. I was so deeply saddened to hear about Jimmy's passing. My deepest sympathy to his wife Donna and entire family. 

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