Lawrence A. R. "Larry" Searles, 72, of Piqua, passed away at 10:32 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Upper Valley Medical Center. He was born June 17, 1950 in Salem, Ohio to Angelina (Espino) Searles of Apollo Beach, Florida and the late Lawrence J. Searles. He married Bonnie K. (Hergenrather) Searles February 7, 1970 in Covington, and she survives.
In addition to his mother and wife, Larry is survived by two children, Lawrence A. R. "Larry" (Hope) Searles II of Urbana, and Laura (Ronnie) Bertini of Troy; two grandsons, RJ Bertini and Tucker Searles; four sisters, Frances (Ron) Wilson of Apollo Beach, Florida, Linda (Rick) Kubilus of North Canton, Gloria (John) Burmeister of Apollo Beach, Florida, and Diana (Jeff) Fodor of Apollo Beach, Florida; sister in law, Betty Barton of Salem, Ohio; also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, and his brother, Frank Barton.
Larry was a graduate of Sebring High School Class of 1968. He had worked for various companies over the years, but retired from Copeland Emerson Climate Technologies in the mid 2000s. He was a longtime faithful member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. Larry was a huge sports fan, he was a lifetime fan of Michigan Football, the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians. Larry was in a bowling league for years at Troy Bowl with the team name of "To The Bar", and was also an avid golfer. He loved to coach his children in youth leagues, especially baseball and softball. He always had the time to attend his grandchildren's sports and events. Larry will be remembered for being an eternal jokester, and always wanted the mood to be happy and light. He will surely be missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2023 at St. Boniface Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. James Duell as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2621 Dryden Rd. Suite 306, Moraine, OH 45439 or to a charity of the donor's choosing. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
2621 Dryden Rd. Suite 306, Moraine OH 45439