John J. Lacombe, II
by Barbara Olivier
John was well loved on genealogy-help chat and will be missed
MEMORIAL ON DALNET AT GENEALOGY-HELP on JAN-15-2002 AT 9PM CST
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.
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
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,
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