Stanley H. Labinger, 77, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Andrea (Kaplan) Labinger for 51 years, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013 at home. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Morris and Florence Labinger, he grew up in Hartford, graduating from Weaver in 1953. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy graduating with honors in 1957. Stan owned Farmingdale Pharmacy in New Britain from December 1964 to January 1986. He was very active in pharmacy organizations among them the National Association of Retail Druggists, and the Alpha Zeta Omega Pharmaceutical Fraternity. Stan was active in the Connecticut Pharmacist Association and was installed as president in June 1975. After he sold his business, he became an investment broker and worked as an arbitrator for FINRA until his death. He enjoyed playing his trombone and was active in community bands and most recently playing Klezmer music. Beside his wife, he is survived by his children: Martin Labinger and his wife Lisa; daughter Amy Gothers and her husband Matthew; and his two beloved grandchildren: Jake and Ryan Gothers. He is also survived by his nephews Brett (Donna) Feinstein, Marc (Betsy) Kaplan and Steven Kaplan (and his fiancé Tracey Estes). He also leaves an uncle Alvin Rosenthal and three aunts: Sally Rosenthal, Marge Rosenthal, and Sara Rosenthal; several cousins and their families in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia and California. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Janet Feinstein.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Interment will follow in the Beth Israel Cemetery, Avon. A memorial period will be observed at the family home in West Hartford, following the interment, through Tuesday evening.
The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Schauer and Donna Rioux, his oncology nurse, as well as the other wonderful, supportive staff at the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center. Special thanks as well to the VNA Hospice team. Both teams offered the care, support, compassion and comfort to Stan and the family, and we thank you. Memorial contributions may be made to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, 85 Retreat Ave., Hartford 06106, or to VNA Hospice, 103 Woodland St., Hartford 06106, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Stanley, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.