Larry A. Shanabrook

Larry A. Shanabrook, 64, of Tiffin, died at 5:51 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Fremont Memorial Hospital’s emergency room.

He was born Jan. 25, 1949, in Dover, Ohio, to Andrew L. and Betty L. (Moore) Shanabrook. He married Beth Ann Baird 40 years ago, Aug. 18, 1973, in Chippewa Lake, Ohio, and she survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Lorena A. Shanabrook of Columbia, S.C., and a sister, Andrea (Larry) Lloyd of Dover. He also is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Bill (Twyla) Baird of Tyler, Texas, a sister-in-law, Nancy Baird of Topeka, Kansas, plus nieces, nephews and cousins.

Larry was a 1967 New Philadelphia High School graduate and attended Kent State University for four years. He had retired from Whirlpool Corp. in Clyde, and prior to that, he had worked at Heidelberg University, National Machinery and Traunero Funeral Home.

He was a member of Fremont Alliance Church. He had been the basketball manager at New Philadelphia High School, the football manager at Kent State University and statistician for the girls basketball team at Columbian High School. He served for 13 years as an usher at Ohio State University football games, and from 1983-1984, he lived in Ecuador doing missionary work.

Visitation for family and friends will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.

His funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Fremont Alliance Church, 436 N. Brush St., Fremont, OH 43420, with the Rev. Glenn Merrill officiating. A luncheon will follow.

Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia, with a luncheon following the committal.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fremont Alliance Church Building Fund; Home Away from Home, Toledo, 2213 Cherry St., Toledo, OH 43608; or Quaker Dome in care of Quaker Club, P.O. Box 202, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Larry A. Shanabrook

Larry A. Shanabrook, 64, of Tiffin, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in the emergency room of Fremont Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory.