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In Memory of

Orabis D. Labitan

May 23, 1979 - September 2, 2016

Obituary


On September 2nd, 2016 at 8:09 AM Orabis Labitan, lovingly known as "Ode", by family and friends. or "Orbs", "VerbOne", also "Orthodox"- left to join our father. His journey ended with him leaving this world at our childhood home. Ode lived an adventurous life, many of you were fortunate enough to be part of some of those adventures.

It all began in Subic Bay Naval Base on May 23rd, 1979 where he was born to Lamberto and Nimfa Labitan, the youngest of 3 children, his new life in the U.S. started at the age...

On September 2nd, 2016 at 8:09 AM Orabis Labitan, lovingly known as "Ode", by family and friends. or "Orbs", "VerbOne", also "Orthodox"- left to join our father. His journey ended with him leaving this world at our childhood home. Ode lived an adventurous life, many of you were fortunate enough to be part of some of those adventures.

It all began in Subic Bay Naval Base on May 23rd, 1979 where he was born to Lamberto and Nimfa Labitan, the youngest of 3 children, his new life in the U.S. started at the age of 6 months old. Ode excelled at school- starting at Central Elementary down the street and then transferring to Harbor View Elementary to be part of the GATE program for gifted and talented students. He continued his accelerated studies in middle school and then onto high school where he took AP classes and was part of the Academic League as a team member and then as Captain. While in school Ode also participated in sports- JV and Varsity Football, Wrestling, and Track and Field.

While growing up Ode was also active in the church for a good portion of his childhood. Going to Sunday school and participating in church plays, shows, and cantatas.

It was during his high school year that Ode was exposed to the world of Hip-Hop. By accompanying our older brother to events Ode was introduced to Hip-Hop Culture, break dancing, b-boying, beatboxing, and dj-ing. His love for the music and culture grew from there. You could find him at shows, concerts, raves, parties, pretty much everywhere. He began his dj-ing adventures around 2001- he learned, he practiced, he made friends, he formed bonds because of his love for music and for people. He didn't dj and love hip hop to get paid, he did it because he loved it and it was fun.

Ode is survived by our Mom- Nimfa, brother- Paressi "Pres", sister- Lani, Grandma- Juliana "Lola", Aunts- Cynthia and Wilma, cousins- Elizabeth and Celine, and nieces Julie and Jessa.

We all know Orabis/Ode for being fun-loving and big-hearted, so let's always remember him that way.