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Thursday February 7th, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Friday February 8th, 2019
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Larry K. Gentry

Larry K. Gentry, of New Franklin, passed away at the age of 78 on Monday, February 4, 2019, at Barberton Hospital after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Larry was born August 1, 1940, in Akron, Ohio. He was a 1958 Copley High School Graduate. Larry retired from PPG Industries after 38 years of service. He was an avid golfer and bowler, and was a member of the Portage Lakes Sportsman’s Club. Larry loved life and loved his family and friends. He will be remembered for being a hardworking, honest, loyal and generous man to those that he knew and loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis & Jane (Kirk) Gentry; sisters, Carlene Segers, Athalia Greer; and loving companion of 30 years, Rose Thornton. He is survived by his children, Thomas (Susan) Gentry, Lori (Mark) Steffes, Kelly (Steve) Hansen, Susan (Thad) Ehmann; grandchildren, Joshua, Bethany, Alexandra, Drew, Sydney, Alyssa, Lindsay, Jake, Kaitlyn, Hallie, CJ; sister, Reba Gray; and many extended family and friends.

The family will receive friends and well-wishers to celebrate Larry’s life on Thursday, February 7 from 4:00-7:00 PM at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Road in Akron. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Parkview Cancer Center, c/o Summa Health Foundation, 525 E. Market Street, Akron 44304, in memory of Larry. 


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Thanks Mike, My Dad and I went to lunch at Woodys in Portage Lakes and ran into your Mom and Dad. Hope the move to Arizona goes well and I hope you love oi there. I miss it and I've bee back for over 11 years.

Tom Feb 23 2019 12:00 AM

Mike, thank you for your kind words. We had some good times! Mark and I have been back in AZ for the last three years. Let me know if there is anything we can do to help make your move any easier :) Lori

Lori Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

Thomas "the Disciple", Lori, Kelly, "lil" Suzy and your extended families I wish you my heartfelt sympathies as you go through this time of sadness and loss. It has been many years since I saw your dad, but I have happy memories of the times in Wonderland Hills where we would spend countless hours sledding down the hill in the winter, the secret parties Tom would host while your dad was away on business (remember patching the hole in the wall and painting before he got home?) and the euchre tournaments in the kitchen.
I wish I could see you, but unfortunately, I am currently being relocated to Arizona and in the middle of the move.
Please accept my deepest apologiesfor not being in attendanceand again, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike "Zurk" Dzurko Feb 7 2019 12:00 AM

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You are in our thoughts and prayers. The McCarthy Family Joe, Susan, Patrick, and Thomas

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With much love and sympathy and many prayers. Love, Mark and Ruth (Burch) Chaffin and family

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May God be with your family during this time of sorrow, your friends at Barrow Neurological Institute.

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To Larry's family,
Larry was a treasured member of the Copley class of 1958. He attended most, if not all, of our reunions and get togethers. He was a friend and we were always glad to see him. He will be greatly missed. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss and my prayers as you move through this difficult time.


Gene and Nancy SirLouis Baumgardner Feb 6 2019 12:00 AM

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