Date of Birth June 19, 1939
Date Deceased July 29, 2022
Hometown Steuben County
Home State NY

Franklin Atwood “Buster” LaBar
  BATH-Franklin Atwood “Buster” LaBar, 83, passed away late Friday evening (July 29, 2022) at the Steuben Center in Bath.
Born in the Town of Tyrone, NY on June 19, 1939, he was a son of the late Franklin and Ida (Dassance) LaBar. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by one son, Jay; one sister, Lorraine and two brothers, Ted and Steve.
A resident of Steuben County for most of his life, Buster retired from Hakes Equipment in Gang Mills, NY where he was employed as an auto mechanic.
He was a member of the Painted Post Field & Stream, where was a former groundskeeper.
Buster will be remembered for having a full life and enjoyed horses, hunting and stock car racing at Woodhull and Dundee.
He is lovingly survived by seven children, Evelyn Peazzone of Gettysburg, PA, Roger (Bonnie) LaBar of Prattsburgh, NY, Kimberly Shaut of Dundee, NY, Barbara (David) Little of Dundee, NY, Joseph (Chrissy) Button of Painted Post, NY, Robert (Jessica) LaBar of Prattsburgh, NY and Brandy (Evan) McAfee of Dundee, NY. His whole life were his 14 grandchildren, many grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Betty Spence of Ontario, Canada.
There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to the Savona Rod & Gun Club, 5907 Bonny Hill Road, Bath, NY 14810.
The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport is honored to assist Buster’s family with the arrangements.
Online condolences or remembrances are welcome below in the comment section or on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.

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  1. I grew up in Sonora with Buster and Kenny Cooke. We played together and ran around. I knew the whole family including his sister,mother,father brothers and aunt Addie,also Hud Kelly. There was a Chet Barnes but I don’t know how he’s related and a Raymond Mott that ran around with my older brother John . We were just kids playing cowboys,fishing,spending time at Sanford lake. They were good day,no worries. I went into the Army and after service worked in Syracuse and lost contact with Buster.later got married and have three children. Four grand children. Not many copaired to Buster. I cherish my younger years having Buster as my friend.Sorry I never got to see. Him again .They were good times. Glad you had the notice in the Corning leader so I would know and pass the word to Jack Towner in Florida. God bless your famly.

    1. Thank you so much for your memories of dad. It’s wonderful to hear of his younger years! If you were to have any photos we would love to see them.
      If you want to contact me you can email me or find me on Facebook – Barb LaBar Little

  2. Just found out of his passing. Always enjoyed meeting him and his family, all enjoyable people.

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