Lawrence "Larry" Yarcheck

  • Born: February 1, 1947
  • Died: June 6, 2020
  • Location: Avon, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Tel. (440) 933-3202

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, God-Father, Uncle, Friend

Lawrence "Larry" D. Yarcheck, 73 of Avon, OH and Miromar Lakes, FL passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020 after a five-year battle with Glioblastoma. He was born February 1, 1947 to parents Michael and Pauline (nee Sabodach) Yarcheck in Akron, OH.

Larry was a U.S. Army veteran who served 24 years in the Reserves and was activated during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was employed as the Senior Regional Sales Manager for Pfizer, Inc. and retired in 2007 after 35 years. He was an avid boater who docked for over 30 years at Marina Del Isle in Marblehead, OH. He was a dedicated tennis player and a member of a traveling men's tennis team from Miromar Lakes, FL. He enjoyed motorcycles and fast cars, and also obtained his private pilot's license.

He is survived by his loving wife, Patty (nee Nowak); daughter Courtney (Stephen) Gavazzi; grandsons Connor and John; cherished sister Debra; dear goddaughters Jessica and Julia Syme; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Richard.

Memorials may be forwarded to Haven of Rest Ministries, 175 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44308.

A special "Thank You" to his caretakers Abby, Jazmine and especially Dina.

Funeral Mass Holy Trinity Church 33601 Detroit Rd, Avon, OH 44011 Friday June 12 at 10AM. Family and Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home 163 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012 Thursday, June 11 from 5-8PM. The Funeral Mass and calling hours are public. 440.933.3202.


Condolence & Memory Journal

It has been 6 months since you died & you, my dearest Larry, are SO missed & SO loved. I'm so grateful to God that I had you in my life for 43 years & was privileged to be married to you for 33 years. I love you & it was a privilege to care for you through the good times & the not-so-good times. How I wish you were still here with me & all who loved you so❤ Forever you are in my thoughts and prayers, my heart & soul. Love always, your Trish.

Posted by Patty Yarcheck - Avon, OH - Spouse   November 18, 2020

For no apparent reason, you and Larry crossed my mind today. I checked online and came across Larry's smiling face. My heart is breaking for you. I only wish I could give you a huge hug. I cannot comprehend your loss. I do believe you will be together again. I am so sorry for your loss. Know that I am sending prayers, positive thoughts, and compassionate strength to help see you through this. Love you.

Posted by Caroljean Mazza - Friend   June 30, 2020

Words can not express the loss with Larry's passing. So much of our lives involve him and something fun. The memories are wonderful as Larry was an amazing person and an awesome friend and Godfather to Jessica and Julia. Boating on Lake Erie, lunches out to Kelley's and Put in Bay, with the stop at Cedar Point to anchor and scrub the boat. We had to earn our keep . Larry will always be in our hearts and our sweetest memories. We love him dearly. Patty, we are always here for you. Love you.❤

Posted by Jennifer Syme - Westfield Township, OH - Family Friend   June 22, 2020

Losing you is still new, the days & nights without you are long & empty, it's like I'm expecting you to come bounding into a room as if you never left. Life is so different & difficult without you. But somehow I know you're here watching over me, you are in my heart & that is how I know that my heart will go on. Only with you in it. Rest peacefully, my dearest Honey. Until we meet again, I love you always. Your TrishEA

Posted by Patty Yarcheck - Avon, OH - Spouse   June 17, 2020

Larry and I worked together at Pfizer for over 15 years. He was an outstanding leader, mentor, and friend. I always admired his passion for life. There was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle, or captaining his boat. Patty, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace!
Dee and Chip Mahoney

Posted by Dee Mahoney - MD - Coworker   June 15, 2020

I met Larry on the Miromar Lakes Tennis courts. Larry's upbeat and positive attitude was a joy to be around. We have missed him the last two years but, it was nice to see him attempt a comeback I believe in 2018. He recognized his limitation with balance but, gave it his best shot without complaint. We will all miss Larry.
Dale Lichy

Posted by Dale and Barbara Lichy - Miromar Lakes, FL - Friend   June 15, 2020

Patty & Family, condolences to all on Larrys passing after such a courageous and lengthy battle with a dreadful disease. We became friends through love of tennis where even when sick, Larry always battled to get back on the court or at least to the gym. Everyone remembers his providing Holiday treats for the players and of course his love for his T-Bird.
Larry was pure class and will be missed by ALL!

Larry Frank

Posted by Larry Frank - Friend   June 11, 2020

Rest In Peace dear Larry. You will be missed by so many, especially your loving wife, Patty.

Posted by Valerie Brown - Miromar Lakes, FL - Family Friend   June 11, 2020

Larry and I were classmates at Annunciation grade school in Akron Ohio. He was always so kind and an all around great person. My condolences to his family. God bless and comfort you all.

Posted by Linda Braghieri Baer - Classmate   June 11, 2020

Patty and family, sending you all our sincere sympathies. We will always remember Larry fondly as a great boss and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Susan and Ric Alameddine and family

Posted by Susan Alameddine - Northville, MI - Coworker   June 10, 2020

Debbie and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss.
~Cheryl from the library / East Class of '76

Posted by Cheryl Crist    June 10, 2020

Our most sincere sympathies to Patty and Family. We will always cherish the many trips we were on together. Larry was a true professional.

Posted by Jim Collins - Goodyear, AZ - Friend   June 10, 2020

RIP big brother!

Posted by Debs - Sister   June 10, 2020

Forever I love. Always I miss you. You are the love of my life. Always was. Always will be. You were an awesome husband who I had the privilege of being married to for nearly 33 years & the good fortune to have known for 43 years. I love you more than words can express. Rest in God's gentle Hands. I will be with you again. Today you are in my heart & each tear I cry. I love you, Honey❤

Posted by Patty Yarcheck - Avon, OH - Spouse   June 10, 2020

Larry always had things under control. We were all out on the Regal some where around the Akron area when he hit a log that was just under the surface and it bent the prop. At first he was bummed because he had to go very slow and find a dock repair shop to buy a replacement and have it put on. But after a few minutes he smiled and said at least we have a lot of beer on board. It was a lot of fun to be around him. It's sad to hear of his passing.

Posted by Dan Tribble - DIberville, MS - friend   June 10, 2020

Dear Debbie and family,

I apologize for not keeping in touch with you, Larry, Patty and prayers for you all. Debbie...thank you for your life of service and keeping us all safe during troubling times. You have certainly honored Uncle Mike .


Joanne Yarcheck-Krajeck

Posted by Joanne Krajeck - Family   June 10, 2020

Denise and I met Larry over twenty years ago when we all were riding motorcycles together. We are so sorry Patty, to hear of Larry's passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love. We wish you peace Patty.

Posted by Rick / Denise Henry - Stow, OH - Friend   June 10, 2020

Patty, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you my dear friend.

Posted by Robin Skratsky - Streamwood, IL - Friend   June 10, 2020

I met Larry a few years back when he lived in Chicago. We went to the 90th Harley-Davidson Anniversary in Milwaukee and later to Sturgis. Larry was a really nice guy and will be sorely missed. Patty, wish we would have had more time all together. Stay strong and you will weather this storm as well.

Posted by Bill Hall - Akron, OH - Friend   June 10, 2020

Debbie, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Posted by Mary Jane (Mitzi) Hudec - Fort Lauderdale, FL - friend   June 10, 2020

Patty, I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. We had some good times together with the dock partners, enjoyed boat trips together and a whole lot of dockside parties, he will be greatly missed.

Posted by Edward & Marilyn Ziegler - North Baltimore, OH - Friend   June 09, 2020

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you today and always.

Posted by Cindie Machesky - Family   June 09, 2020

We are so very sorry for your loss. He was such a good man. We are here for you for whatever and whenever.

Posted by Cindie Machesky - Cleveland, OH - Family   June 09, 2020

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