Meadville Tribune

Obituaries (Archives)

May 22, 2013

Lawrence George Hillman Jr.

CONNEAUT LAKE — Lawrence George Hillman Jr., 70, of Conneaut Lake, passed on early Friday morning, May 17, 2013, in Cleveland University Hospital, after a short illness.

Larry was born in Warren, Ohio, to Lawrence and Rumina Hillman. The Hillmans owned, operated and lived on the family farm in Bristolville, Ohio, where Larry grew up with a fondness of animals, an appreciation for horses, classy cars, music and a great love of having fun. Larry remained close to his family, friends and schoolmates his entire life.

Larry was a proud member of the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1970, trained in Fort Hood, Texas, and then stationed in Minot, N.D. It was in Dakota where he met his wife, Florence. Larry moved his new wife back to Ohio, where they welcomed the birth of their son, Michael Lawrence.

 Larry worked at Peerless Winsmith, formerly H.K. Porter, for more than 30 years as a computer programmer and labor leader. Larry took his work home with him when the personal computer became prevalent and shared that love of technology with his son.

Larry also shared his great passion for flying with his son. With a great deal of respect and envy, Michael proudly followed in his father’s footprints to achieve his pilot’s license. The two enjoyed flying together in many different aircraft over the years.

Larry was an avid boater his entire life and owned his last two boats on Conneaut Lake. Always wanting to be like dad, Michael also became a boater.

In 1992, Larry and Florence were divorced but remained close friends. In 1993, Larry met Sandy Darrin of Conneaut Lake during a skating event — a hobby they both loved and shared. Sandy brought Larry an extraordinary happiness and friendship. They were engaged to be married and remained together until his passing. Sandy and Larry spent many hours enjoying their boats on Conneaut and often ate their meals together on the lake.

Larry’s quick wit and zest for life made him a popular guy, especially with his family.

Larry leaves, too early, his son, Michael (and Marie) Hillman of Cortland, Ohio; his grandson, Joseph Michael; his fiancée, Sandy Darrin of Conneaut Lake; his sister, Penny (and Jerry) Callahan of Cortland; his brother, Edward (and Clora) Hillman of Bristolville; and his brother, Thomas (and Marlene) of Bristolville.

Friends can call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Shafer Winans Funeral Home, Cortland.

There will be a graveside memorial service on Saturday at Sager Memorial Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Larry’s name to Putting Downs First Inc., P.O. Box 81, Southington, Ohio 44470; or to the Fairhaven Foundation, 45 North Road, Niles, Ohio 44446.

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries (Archives)
  • Kara Gene Hamilton

    Kara Gene Hamilton, 52, of 429 Manor Drive, Ebensburg, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg.

    July 31, 2014

  • Charles Fredrick Rice

    Charles Fredrick Rice, 85, of Utica, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center. Born Dec. 16, 1928, in Franklin, he was a son of LeRoy and Ada Byrd Rice Sr. He married Bertha Brown and she preceded him in death.

    July 31, 2014

  • Ronald P. Vennare

    Ronald P. Vennare, 73, of Linesville, unexpectedly went home to heaven on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    July 31, 2014

  • Herbert G. (Mike) Thomas Sr.

    Herbert G. (Mike) Thomas Sr., of Meadville, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center in Saegertown. Born Feb. 15, 1942, in Oil City, he was a son of Wilbur L. and Mae M. Gifford Thomas Sr.

    July 29, 2014

  • Kara Gene Hamilton

    Kara Gene Hamilton, 52, of Ebensburg, formerly of Meadville, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at Cambria Care Center, Evensburg.

    July 29, 2014

  • Margaret Schultz Dearborn

    Margaret Schultz Dearborn, 96, of Erie, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Elmwood Gardens. Born in Springboro on Dec. 16, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Kurtz Schultz.

    July 29, 2014

  • Cameron L. Shaulis

    Cameron L. Shaulis, 23, of Conneautville, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    July 28, 2014

  • Herbert G. (Mike) Thomas Sr.

    Herbert G. (Mike) Thomas Sr., of Meadville, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center in Saegertown. Born Feb. 15, 1942, in Oil City, he was a son of Wilbur L. and Mae M. Gifford Thomas Sr.

    July 28, 2014

  • Pamela Sue Davidson Potts

    Pamela Sue Davidson Potts, 49, of Champion, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

    July 26, 2014

  • Betty Mae Hindman Spratt

    Betty Mae Hindman Spratt, 91, of Meadville, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at UPMC-Hamot, Erie.

    July 24, 2014

  • Marlene Ann Legarth Trout

    Marlene Ann Legarth Trout, 63, of Meadville, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Carol A. Shank Schienle

    Carol A. Shank Schienle, 71, of Linesville, formerly of Homestead, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

    July 24, 2014

  • John Paul (Jack) McCaffrey

    John Paul (Jack) McCaffrey, 80, of Conneaut Lake, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Beth Ann Whitehead Bozarth

    Beth Ann Whitehead Bozarth, 52, a resident of Fairhope, Ala., passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 23, 2014

  • Betty Mae Hindman Spratt

    July 23, 2014

  • John Farkas

    John Farkas of Conneaut Lake, one of the Greatest Generation, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center at the age of 88.

    July 23, 2014

  • Hugh (Joe) Francis McHugh Jr.

    Hugh (Joe) Francis McHugh Jr. was born Jan. 28, 1940, in Boston, Mass., and died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Gainesville, Ga., after a three-month bout with cancer.

    July 23, 2014

  • John Paul (Jack) McCaffrey

    John Paul (Jack) McCaffrey, 80, of Conneaut Lake, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • Ronald (Ron) Christie

    Ronald (Ron) Christie, 63, resident of 1926 Glendale Ave., Erie, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, after months of failing health. Born in Meadville on Jan. 3, 1952, Ron was a son of Gertrude Meissner Christie and the late Richard Earl Christie Sr.

    July 23, 2014

  • John Farkas

    John Farkas, 88, of Conneaut Lake, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    July 23, 2014

Business Marquee
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks