John W. Labasky

  • Died: October 24, 2021
  • Location: Hutchinson, Pennsylvania

Saloom-Rega Funeral Service

730 W Main St
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
Tel. (724) 547-2122

Tribute & Message From The Family

John W. Labasky, 82 of Hutchinson, PA passed away October 24, 2021 at the Excela Health Frick Hospital.

John was born April 22, 1939 in Old Betheny, a son of the late John and Mildred Bastaich Labasky. He was an Air Force Veteran, earning the good conduct medal. John was a self employed truck driver employed by Mikel Trucking Co., he was a member of the American Legion Post 446 Mt. Pleasant, the Hempfield Hunt Club and the East Huntingdon Fireman's Club.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Linda Walker Labasky; children Sandra Cacino, Debra Garbin (Fred) and Ken Vaslavsky (Amy); grandchildren, Nathan, Ashley, James, Matthew, Tyler and Abigal; five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, George Labasky and sisters, Catherine Labasky in infancy, Sara Geckle, and Betty Gault.

Per the request of John, there will be no visitation or service. Private interment for the family will be in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. Arrangements are under direction of SALOOM-REGA FUNERAL SERVICE 730 W.MAIN STREET MT. PLEASANT. Please visit John's online memorial at to sign the condolence guestbook. Richard Rega, Funeral Director.

Condolence & Memory Journal

My thoughts and prayers to John's family. I will miss seeing him wave to me when I drive by his home as he often would sit the garage. John would take the time to have great conversations with me when I encountered him
in the neighborhood--I will miss that too. He was a good man and a wonderful neighbor.

Posted by Bonnie Kibel - HUTCHINSON, PA   October 30, 2021

I know that John was a brother to Michael and that his family will never be the same without him. I hope that he lives long in everyone's hearts and memories. With my sympathies.

Posted by Allan Biggins - Cleveland, OH - Family Friend   October 28, 2021

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. John aka as most of us knew him as at VCOW as "Mad Russian" will surely be missed. He always lit up the room and knew how to make you laugh and smile. Sending your family my thoughts and prayers through this tough time. He truly will be missed. Heaven gained an amazing person who truly cared about people.

Posted by Tara Shively    October 28, 2021

With a heavy heart, I am so sorry for your loss...John was a true friend, my sympathies to Linda and all of his loved ones. We will miss him

Posted by Denice DiPerna - Ruffs Dale, PA - Family Friend   October 27, 2021

Posted by Denice DiPerna - Ruffs Dale, PA - Friend   October 27, 2021

The grand kids will miss waving at you when we come down the alley on the golf cart

Posted by Mona Koschak - Hutchinson, PA - Neighbor   October 27, 2021

John and I met when I was a child. Sarah used to take over to the farm all the time. John was always a very nice person. RIP Sir
Gene Borza and family

Posted by Eugene Borza - Venice, FL - Friend   October 27, 2021

Linda and family., We are so sorry to hear about John. Know that we are thinking about you! Your Friends Ann Hoburn , Roxanne and Ben, Tom and Jeanne and families.

Posted by Roxanne Hayes - Friend   October 27, 2021

Rest in peace John

Posted by Tom Mauk - Mt pleasant, PA - Friend   October 26, 2021

We're sorry for your loss. You're family is in our prayers

Posted by Josh and Michele Keznor    October 26, 2021

James, Lydia, Deb and family. Deepest sympathy on your loss.

Posted by Bill Jenkins - Friend   October 26, 2021

Uncle Johnny was special to me. Not only was he my uncle, he was our best friend. So many good times. He loved to be with people and enjoy the time together. We will miss him. He is at piece with his family now. Maybe they will enjoy some of those good old times together, like at the farm. Love always. Never forgotten.

Posted by Shirley- Larry Ruffner - PARRISH, FL - Family   October 26, 2021