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In Memoriam
John J. Lacombe, II

by Barbara Olivier

John was well loved on genealogy-help chat and will be missed


John J. Lacombe, II John Lacombe was born to John J. and Marian Lacombe, and had two brothers: Jim and Tom Lacombe. His father had roots in upstate Ny and along the canadian boarder. John J. had seven brothers and sisters: Francis Aloysius,Gerald James,Ignatius Thomas, Pierre Charles, Thomas Aquinias, Mary Agnes, and Catherine Marcelline.

John was born and lived in Washington DC and later moved to the suburbs in Maryland. His father wrote My Mountain Journal and The Fort For The Family. John retired from the federal government as a labor economist in the US department of Labors' Bureau of Labor Statistics. He enjoyed boating, aviation, and genealogy.

His two younger brothers are both married. Jim has three children and lives on the shores of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. He works for a subcontractor for NASA, and his wife, Carole also works for NASA. Tom and his wife, Jean have two children and live in Shenandoah Valley , Virginia. They have a old fashioned general store and a christmas tree farm. Jean is also a school teacher in Front Royal. Tom has just finished a book about his experiences as an infantry man with the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam.

A Barrel of Genealogy links John created a genealogy page, A Barrel of Genealogy links, that grew to over 400 links, and includes a list of Civil War sites, another of John's passions. A long-time and active member of Capital PC User Group, John's web site is one of the most popular sites on WWW.CPCUG.ORG.

John died unexpectedly in his sleep on August 20, 2001. A mass christian burial was held for him at St. Matthias Catholic Church, in Lanham MD. MAKE SURE YOU READ JOHN'S STORY AT: The Death Notice for John appeared in the Washington Post on August 23rd.

Also please read my other article about John, "May I Have This Dance, John Lacombe?"

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