T. James “Jim” LaBorde. Devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather. Jim LaBorde, 84, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 with his loving family at his side. Theophilus James “Jim” was born October 27, 1934 in Emporium, Pennsylvania. After serving in the US Navy during the Korean War as an aircraft mechanic, he moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana. He married his wife Donna on August 23, 1958. He worked 12 years at Rae Magnet Wire and then 32 years as an electrician with Fort Wayne Community Schools. Jim is survived by his wife, Donna; Daughter, Tammy Derickson; Daughter, Jeanne (Jim) Murphy; Son, Jim (Jana) LaBorde; four grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Jim was extremely passionate about helping dogs and puppies in need through supporting a local foster based, all volunteer, non-profit dog rescue, Perfect Paws. He and Donna personally adopted two rescue dogs, Muffin and Dixie. Everyone who knew Jim, knew he adored these two precious pups. To support Jim’s passion, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Perfect Paws Pet Rescue www.perfectpawspetrescue.org or PO Box 15868 Fort Wayne, IN 46885-5868.
Celebration of Life open house will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at 8536 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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