Wayne M. O. LaBree, 69, died Oct. 11, 2011, in Largo, Fla. He was born May 18, 1942, in Old Town, ME; son of Otis N. and Beatrice N. (Rice) LaBree. Wayne was predeceased by a wife Donna (Hoar) LaBree, and by his parents and a brother David Wayne is survived by his wife Veronica (Snowdon) presently of Largo and children, Michele (LaBree) Daniels and her husband, Tim, of Brewer, ME. and Matthew and his wife, Stacy (Jardine) LaBree, of Hampden, ME.; also surviving is a grandchildren, Ryan Elliott, stationed at Dover (NH) Air Force Base, and Katelan Daniels of Sanford, ME, Chase Daniels of Brewer, ME., Cameron and Alexis LaBree of Hampden, NH. Wayne has siblings, Patricia Sullivan of Cape Coral, FL., and Donald LaBree of ME. as well as a nephew, five nieces, and friends too numerous to mention.
Wayne was a founding member and former president of The Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club which has over 20,000 members in 30 countries.
Wayne joined the U.S. Navy for four years in 1961. Returning to Maine. he became a Sheriff in the Penobscot County Sheriffâ€™s Department and rose to the rank of Captain. Upon leaving the SO he went on to own LaBree Associates a private Security Firm.
He was a shipâ€™s captain in later life, possessing Multi-ton and Tug captainâ€™s licensing. Wayne operated Cruise Vessels in the waters of the State of Maine and was a long time member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Upon relocating to Florida, he was a substitute Captain to the local Dinner Cruise Ships.
Schedule of Events November 2, 2011
10:40 Wayneâ€™s Friends assemble at Eagle Lake Park, Largo *
10:45 Wayneâ€™s Ashes riding with one of his best friends Urban Dyer and accompanied by his family and friend Chuck Shuman leave Wayneâ€™s home to meet with the ssembled friends at Eagle Lake Park for â€œone last rideâ€
10:52 entourage leaves Eagle Lake Park for Ride through Clearwater Beach and the Gulf Beaches South to Madeira Beach
11:00 guest not riding in motorcycle entourage meet at Post 273 **
11:35 Wayneâ€™s entourage arrives at the American Legion Post 273, Madeira Beach Fl.
11:55 Introduction of â€œFamilyâ€ by Peter Domiziano
11:58 Few words of Remembrance by Chuck Shuman
12:05 Few Words of Remembrance by Urban Dyer
12:10 Those who wish may order lunch (cash)
12:55 Wayneâ€™s Family boards boat and leaves dock for ash dispersal out in Gulf***
Thank you to the Largo PD. Sgt. Hill, the Clearwater PD . Lt. Slaughter, American Legion Post 273 Madeira Beach, and the assistance of Blue Knights FL XVII.
Thank you to BK FL XVII for supplying appetizers and drinks to early arriving guests at the Post.
* Al Arntzen coordinating at Eagle Lake,
** Jim Burgess and Jim Tilley coordinating at the Post, and
*** Roland Cox our BK FL XVIIâ€œNavyâ€