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Larry Demasi

Larry Demasi, 83, passed away on Feb. 10, 2018. Larry was born in Caulonia, Italy to the late Tony and Carmela (Manno) Demasi and lived in the Akron area most of his life. He served in the US Army and worked in the coal mines in West Virgina for 7 years and later for Consolidated Freightways for 31 years. He loved deer hunting with his brothers Dominic and Jim, Italian festivals and was a member of the Carovillese Club. In addition to his parents, Larry is preceded in death by his brothers, Dominic and Nick Demasi; sisters, Caterina Cavallaro and Cecelia Frammartino. He is survived by wife, Velma; daughter, Lucia McLaughlin; grandsons, Derek Mitchell and Timothy McLaughlin; brother, Jim Demasi; and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be Friday, 11:00 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 83 Mosser Place, Akron, Ohio 44310. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at H B Moore Funeral Home (corner of N. Main St. and Mildred Ave.). Larry's final resting place will be Northlawn Memorial Gardens where military rites will be conducted by Firestone VFW 3383. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Religious Teachers Filippini, c/o Sister Elizabeth, 83 Mosser Place, Akron, Ohio 44310. You are invited to hbm-fh.com to view Larry's tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories.


Thursday, February 15, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
H B Moore Funeral Home
936 North Main Street Akron 44310, United State


Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
H B Moore Funeral Home
936 North Main Street Akron 44310, United State

Funeral Service

Friday, February 16, 2018 11:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church
83 Mosser Pl Akron 44310, United States

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We are so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. We will never forget hearing him singing 'O Sole Mio. His work ethic was admirable and his knowledge of his trade vast. We will truly miss him. May he rest in peace. Rafael and Ursula Apaestegui

Rafael and Ursula Apaestegui Feb 14 2018 12:00 AM

It was with profound sadness and a heavy heart that I received the news of the death of Larry, a man who was like a father to me. He was a wonderful person who will always be in my heart and in my prayers. I thank God for having given me the opportunity to have known him. The kindness of his heart touched all of us who had the opportunity to spend time with him and learn from him. I will be forever grateful for the advice and support that he always shared with me and so many, for those happy moments. I will never forget him. I will remember him dearly. To his family, I offer an affectionate hug and ask God to comfort them and bring them peace in this moment of deep pain and irreparable loss. Love forever dear Larry... Gustavo.

Gustavo Villalobos Feb 14 2018 12:00 AM

Lucia and Velma I was so very saddened to hear of Larry's death. I would like to give you some wise advice to help you through this time of grief, but I do not have the words. Though from my experience I will say this ,it does get better somehow, but never forgotten. My thoughts are with you. Darrell Gates

Darrell Gates Feb 14 2018 12:00 AM

I knew Larry for nearly 10 years -- he was the maintenance man for the duplex where I lived. I'm in the process of moving and was going to call him and say goodbye .... and now I won't get that chance. Larry was the sweetest man, he had the most interesting stories and a wonderful sense of humor. He was also the hardest working person I've ever met. He was replacing my bathtub drain just 6 months ago! I am privileged to have known him, and I am so terribly sorry for the family's tremendous loss.

Taryn Campbell Feb 14 2018 12:00 AM

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