Obituary: Walter Labonte

Walter Labonte, at 70

Walter Labonte, age 70, passed away peacefully at home in Pennsylvania on May 6, after bravely battling a long illness.

A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Labonte taught English at Hull High, Quincy College, and Northeastern University for many years in Massachusetts before moving to Pennsylvania. He taught the subject for many years at Lebanon Valley College, where he also directed the Writing Center and student peer tutor program.

Mr. Labonte was passionate about writing the most with the fewest number of words. He authored the Jason Snow mystery series and co-authored the musical “Mindsets.”

He is survived by his loving wife, Paula; brother- and sister-in-law Richard and Cathy Stevens of East Weymouth; and loving nieces, nephews, and great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110. Share condolences at