Lawrence E. Slocombe, age 76, passed away on July 6, 2019.
Larry was pre-deceased by his parents, Edward and Ruth (Ellis) Slocombe and his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Raymond Michalski.
Larry is survived by sisters Diana Gombos (husband Robert) and Marian Harris (husband Bryan); brother Michael (wife Carolyn); nieces: Sharon Novak, Theresa Gombos, Judith Upton, Jennifer Asato (husband Jordan), Jaclyn Harris (Daniel), and Annemarie Slocombe; nephews: Robert Gombos (wife Rachelle), Robert Michalski (wife Dawn), Joseph Michalski (wife Katy), Christopher Slocombe (wife Kim), and Timothy Slocombe. Larry will also be remembered by his many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Larry was a member of the U.S. Air Force and then later the U.S. Navy. His interest in U.S. history lead him to travel the country and visit various historical sites. Visiting Gettysburg was especially moving and impactful for Larry. A quiet and caring man, Larry was always ready to lend a helping hand, speak a kind word, or listen with his heart. After spending time living in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona, Larry returned back home to Ohio and helped care for his aging parents. Larry had many hobbies. He was talented at woodworking and creating jewelry. He also enjoyed reading books on a variety of topics as well as collecting coins.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 23, 2019 at St. Mary Church; 242 North State Street; Painesville, Ohio 44077. Reception will immediately follow in the Fr. Hanzo Family Center.
Interment will be Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio 44220.