FWCS board member Jordan Lebamoff dies

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A member of the Fort Wayne Community Schools board has died. Members of the board tell WANE 15 Jordan Lebamoff passed away this weekend.

According to fellow board member Steve Corona, Lebamoff died of a heart attack Saturday or Sunday. He was 54.

Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Lebamoff graduated from South Side High School in 1984.

After that, he got his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, before earning his law degree from Tulane University.

Over the course of the next twenty plus years, Lebamoff made a name for himself in Fort Wayne as a lawyer, focusing on personal injury, social security disability, and wills and estates.

In 2010, he began an additional path of service as he earned the fourth district seat on the FWCS Board of Trustees, and he has served in that role ever since.

“We are going to miss him because of his contact with the community and the board, and was always very helpful at informing the administration and the board about any matters that came to his attention by way of his sons,” Steve Corona, FWCS school board member said.

The district issued the following statement on Monday:

We are saddened by the death of Fort Wayne Community Schools Board Member Jordan Lebamoff. Jordan was first elected to represent the Fourth District on the FWCS Board of School Trustees in 2011. He was proud to represent the District where his family has lived for generations, as well as his alma mater. Jordan was a 1984 graduate of South Side High School. He chose to raise his two sons, Sebastien and Julien, with his wife, Nicole, within view of South Side in the house his grandfather built and where he and his father were raised. He was committed to improving the neighborhood around South Side as a property owner and landlord. Jordan was an advocate for all students, just as he was for his own sons, and his presence on the Board and in the community will be missed. Our condolences go out to his family.

Labamoff is survived by a wife and two children.

Memorial and funeral arrangements have not been announced yet. If and when that information is made public, we will pass it along to you.

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