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Wednesday July 10th, 2019
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Thursday July 11th, 2019

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Thursday July 11th, 2019

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Larry Karl Richards

BARBERTON, Ohio  – Lawrence Karl Richards, 91, passed away July 6, 2019 in Mt. Gilead, Ohio.

Larry was born in Scranton, PA on July 2, 1928 to David and Maude Richards. He worked as an office service manager for Ohio Edison for 43 years, retiring in 1989. Larry was the Past President of the Board for the Ohio Edison Credit Union and was part of the Ohio Edison Men’s Club.

Larry was considered a very giving person, volunteering much of his time after retirement to the Hospice of Morrow County and Meals on Wheels where he helped deliver meals.

He was an excellent caregiver to his family, who was kind, caring, supportive, morally strong and compassionate to all he came in contact with. Family was always first and he cherished the time they had with one another.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Wanda.; brothers, David and John; and sister, Thelma.

He is survived by his children, Carol (Robert) Paddy, Linda (Daniel) Nomellini; grandchildren, Eric (Joy) Ries, Brian (Stacey) Ries, Kimberly (Jason) Corwin; great grandchildren, Madison, Hayden, Kai, Caden, Wade; sisters-in-law, Elma Lee Moore, Delores Penta; and loving nieces and nephews.

In Larry’s later years, we are thankful to Frances Turner and her family for their loving companionship and support of our father, who brought him much joy.

Friends may call at the Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Road, Norton on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning, July 11th., at 10 am at the funeral home.

Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St, Mt Gilead, OH 43338 or Home Care Matters,  1220 N Market St, Galion, OH 44833, in memory of Larry.


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A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by The Cooke Family on July 10, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 10 2019 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was sent on July 9, 2019

With Sympathy, Gratitude and Love Douglas and Debra Kemp and Family

Expression of Sympathy Jul 9 2019 12:00 AM

I worked for Larry in the "Office Services" department at Ohio Edison. He was a great supervisor. I am so sorry to learn of his death. My sincere sympathy to his family.

SUSAN KOHLER Jul 9 2019 12:00 AM

A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent on July 9, 2019

We have known Larry since the day we moved in next door 15 years ago. There was no better neighbor and friend. We already miss him. John, Dawn, Juliana and Ian Pascoe; Paula, Shawn, Moira and Ellen O'Reilly.

Expression of Sympathy Jul 9 2019 12:00 AM

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