Lawrence W. Sathre “Larry”, 84, of Brunswick, passed away on December 25, 2022. Larry had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh and be happy. Larry also loved animals, often feeding strays. He was a jovial, kind-hearted, loving soul. He cared deeply for his family. He found humor in everything, and was always unapologetically himself. He also served in the National Guard. He was often heard saying that “It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness”, and this is how he chose to live his life. He will be greatly missed.
Larry is survived by his stepdaughter, Julie (Timothy) Valastek (neé Anderson), ”best son”, Larry “Sonny” Anderson; brothers, Leroy and Ronald Sathre; seven step-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; parents, Louis and Hazel (neé Pletcher) Sathre; and siblings, Carl (Jean) Sathre, Sylvia (Richard) Eckhardt, Louise (Clarence) Cook, and Harold Sathre. Also preceding him in death were his stepdaughter, Theresa “Terry” Jesenovic (neé Anderson); stepson, Keith Anderson; step-granddaughter, Tara Jesenovic; and nephew, Matthew Sathre.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd. E., Sheffield Twp., where the funeral service will also be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at noon, followed by the burial at Eastlawn Cemetery in Brunswick, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations to your local APL would be greatly appreciated.