Joseph John LaBella

Joseph John LaBella, age 65, of The Woodlands, Texas, formerly of Oceanside, N.Y., passed away on July 7, 2018 from cancer. 

He received a degree from American University and Vermont Law School.  He also attended The Lee Strasberg School of Acting in New York City and appeared in the motion picture “The Godfather” as a sailor in Connie Corleone’s wedding.  He was an incredibly successful Criminal Defense attorney and businessman in Montgomery County, Texas.  He was predeceased by his father, Joseph LaBella Sr. and his wife, Robin LaBella.

He is survived by his son, Joey LaBella; his daughter, Lauren LaBella and her husband Shawn; his mother, Marilyn Telzer; his grandchildren, Robin and Skyler; his sister, Terry Meyerson and her husband Jay; his brother Andrew LaBella and his wife, Cheryl; his nephew, David Telzer and his wife Lori; his great niece and nephew Meredith and Tom Jones, their children, and all of the Hoppenstein children. He was loved by many, especially his friend, Vanessa Andrews. He will be forever in our hearts.

A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:30 AM on Saturday July 14, 2018 at St. Anthony of Padua, 901 N. Dupont Street, Wilmington, DE 19805.  Burial will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805. 


Submitted by Sissy on
My deep condolences to the LaBella family, I was really touched by the loss of your loved one. When a precious loved one falls asleep in death, it brings to mind God’s precious son Jesus view of death. I would like to share it with you from the gift that the Most High God has given to each & everyone of us. His written word the Bible in the Book of John chapter 11 verses 11-14. Please, notice that Jesus viewed death as one Sleeping. He viewed death in such a comforting way. And, the Most High God promises that we can have the opportunity to see our loved ones again in perfect health (Psalms 83:18, Acts 24:15, & Isaiah 33:24). He even says where: Psalms 37:11 and for how long Psalms 37:29). I really hope that these promises were as comforting to you as they were to us when our daughter died and also when my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death. Written to you in deep sympathy, Sissy

Submitted by S.O. on
To the family sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Psalms 34:18

Submitted by ET on
My deepest condolences to the family of this amazing soul. I had the pleasure of working for him briefly when I was very young. As you know, he was truly one of a kind. I have the most pleasant memories. He was such a loving human being who truly never met a stranger and who always treated everyone equally. May he rest among the stars.

Submitted by J Cuauhtemoc Games on
Querido Joseph Labella: Mil gracias por tu inmerecida amistad, fuiste un hombre cabal , decente y honesto, en lo personal te agradezco que siempre tuviste un tiempo para darme un consejo o para ayudarme cuando lo necesite, jamas olvidare cuando te pregunte , que a donde habías dejado los kilos que habías bajado de peso y con tu peculiar humor me dijiste que los pusiste en mi (yo había subido de peso) , gracias por contestar mis llamadas aun estando del otro lado del mundo, me dejas una gran enseñanza de vida , te juro que jamas me olvidare de ti fuiste un gran amigo , un gran padre y abuelo, amigo de los amigos y aun con los contrarios un caballero. Descansa en paz Joe seguramente estas ya competiendo la gloria de nuestro señor Jesucristo AMEN.,

Submitted by Rebecca on
I send my sincere condolences during this very difficult time , may you find comfort from the encouraging words find at 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14

Submitted by Shiela on
I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4. May the god of comfort give you comfort by means of the scriptures in this time of bereavement.

Submitted by John and Justin... on
May Joe Rest In Peace with his beloved wife Robin. We (Justin and I) met Joe in a time of trouble and got to know one hell of an attorney who had a great since of humor. He would always joke with my son Justin. Would always text Joe to see how he was doing and I found this out. My sincere and deepest feelings to his family. Rest in God’s caring arms Joe... Miss you