Brett A. Laabs, age 48, of Hawley died unexpectedly, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.

Mr. Laabs was born March 13, 1965 in Honesdale, PA and was the son of Dorothy (Cocalas) and the late Richard Laabs.

He was employed as a truck driver for Waste Management. Brett enjoyed working on cars and tractors and anything else he could get his hands on and loved the outdoors.

He is survived by one daughter: Sydney Laabs of Hawley, PA and one son: Colten Laabs of Hawley, PA; his mother, Dorothy Laabs of Hawley, PA; two brothers: Steven Laabs of MD, Mitch Laabs of Hawley, PA; one sister & brother-in-law, Donna & Justin Sanders of Queens, NY; his fiance, Dottie Carver of Hawley, PA; and several cousins.

Calling hours will be Sunday, June 30th from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Teeters' East Chapel, 505 Church St, Hawley, PA. Followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Martin L. Cox, Jr., Retired Pastor Hawley United Methodist Church, officiating.

Cremation will be at Lake Region Crematory in Lake Ariel.

Memorials may be made to Dyberry Day Camp, C/O Betty Baerenkeau, 9 Castle Hill Rd, Beach Lake, PA 18405.

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Arrangements by Teeters’ Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA 18428.