Larry David McCardel

Larry David McCardel

Larry David McCardel 74, of Rootstown, Ohio passed away Thursday April 10, 2014 at the Summa Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He was born June 13, 1939 in Ravenna, Ohio to the late Lawson Carl and Francis Janette (Michalec) McCardel. Larry lived in Rootstown the past 16 years and was formerly of Ravenna.

He was a veteran of the US Army and graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He was the owner of McCardel Insurance Agency in Ravenna and was a very avid woodworker. Mr. McCardel was a lifetime member of the Ravenna Elks BPOE #1076, the Ravenna American Legion, F&AM Unity Lodge #12, Buckeye Woodworkers and Woodturners and the Northcoast Woodturners Association. He enjoyed trap shooting, belonging to the ATA and the NRA.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years Becky (Grimm) McCardel, his children Meighan (Steve) Prettyman of Howard, Ohio, Shawn McCardel of Akron, Michelle (Curt) Grimes of Silverlake, Ohio, Jim Barrett of Cuyahoga Falls, his grandchildren Cory and Zachary Grimes and his sister Margaret (Fred) James of Ravenna. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Patricia McCardel.

Calling hours will be from 2-8 PM on Monday April 14, 2014 at the Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Homes Ravenna Chapel with Ravenna Elks Services at 7:30 PM. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday April 15, 2014 at the funeral home with private family burial to take place. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Summa of the Western Reserve Hospice 1900 23rd St. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223, The Buckeye Woodworkers and Woodturners C/O Gerald Schaibel 1153 Doralee Dr. Mogadore, Ohio 44260 or the Northcoast Woodturners C/O Rick Weinbrenner 30153 Greenview Parkway Westlake, Ohio 44145. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.

(Shorts-Spicer-Crislip 330-296-6858, RC 4-13-14)

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  • due to the flu I am not able to offer my condolences in person to the family

    but I want you to know.

    Larry was  the most friendly and kindest person i've met in a long time.

    I've only known Larry for about 4 years and in that time He has helped me with many woodturning issues. When you had a question he treated you like a family member.

    Larry will be missed by many.

    Tony Zwolinski