Thursday, September 7th, 2006
Richard Larlham, 95, of 702 Columbia St., St. Marys, died at 8:47 p.m. Sept. 4, 2006, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys.
He was born April 10, 1911, in Greenwood Lake, N.Y., to Richard and Della Rierson Larlham. On Nov. 21, 1937, he married Hattie Gadd, who died Feb. 28, 1996.
Survivors are two sons, Charles (Laura), Shelby Twp., Mich., and Giles (Cassie), Kent; a daughter, Lyndella (Burton) Andrews, St. Marys; a foster son, Diego Marcos, Quiche, Guatemala; a sister, Jean Franklin, Greewood Lake, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Jack, Bill and Oliver; and four sisters, Veola, Gwen, Evelyn and Priscilla.
He was retired from Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, Chicago, where he was master welder, and worked at Standard Slag and Gravel, Mantua; and the Hattie Larlham Foundation, Mantua, where he was a fundraiser and business manager. He and his wife were missionaries in Guatemala.
Services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Green's Funeral home, Mantua. Burial will follow on the Hattie Larlham Foundation Grounds, Mantua.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, and 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Green's Funeral Home, Mantua.
Contributions can be made to the foundation.