Charles Joseph Labin III, of Beach Haven, N.J., died at home on July 31. He was 70.
Beloved and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was a well-known Manahawkin business owner and long-time resident of Long Beach Island. He is survived by Caroline (nee Borrelli) Labin, his wife of nearly 45 years. His father, Charles Jr., and his mother, Catherine (nee Burke), of Upper Darby and Brant Beach, predeceased him.
Born in Philadelphia and raised in the city’s Upper Darby section, he spent his childhood summers in Brant Beach where from the age of 10 he worked during the summers and often did not cross the bridge until the first day of school approached.
A 1963 Monsignor Bonner graduate, Mr. Labin graduated from Temple University, with an accounting degree. A year later, he left a Center City job for Long Beach Island, ultimately starting his family there and his business in Manahawkin. Mr. Labin served more than 30 years on the board of Southern Ocean County Hospital and served, at one time, as president of the Southern Ocean County Rotary Club, among other public service.
A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Labin was a life-long learner, having earned credentials as a Certified Financial Planner, a Certified Valuation Analyst, an IRS Enrolled Agent and an Accredited Estate Planner, among other certifications.
Comfortable in conversation and with numbers, Mr. Labin spent considerable time with his family. He also enjoyed surfing and skiing and, especially, swimming in Barnegat Bay. A long-time season ticket holder, he supported the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mr. Labin is also survived by his son, Charles IV and his wife Wendy, along with their children Carolina, Charles IV and Isabella, of Rehoboth Beach, DE.; Carolyn Labin and her husband David Weinstein, along with their children, Patrick, Matthew and Michael, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; and, Kristen and Matthew Bekelja, along with their children, Wynn and Van, all of Beach Haven.
Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 5p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, at Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home &Cremation Service, 573 Mill Creek Road, Manahawkin, New Jersey.
A second viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, at St. Mary’s of the Pines, 100 Bishop Way, Manahawkin, New Jersey, immediately to be followed by a Catholic Funeral Mass.
Interment will immediately follow mass, at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 283 Beachview Avenue, Manahawkin, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in the name of Charles J. Labin, III, to Southern Ocean Medical Center, Manahawkin, New Jersey or to David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation.