Lawrence S. Cabala Sr. Age 85 of Northfield Center, OH. Beloved husband of the late Barbara (nee Kraynak), loving father of Donna (Ron) Bendycki, Barbara (Ray) Milavec, Laura (Stanley) Jachna and the late Lawrence Cabala Jr. Dearest grandfather of Sara (Gene), Erika (Brian), Janelle, Matthew, Justin, Serena, Rebecca and Jordan. Great grandfather of Lilly, Molly, Ella, Grace, Noah, Benjamin and Jack. Dear brother of Evelyn Begela, Marian Schieberl and the late Francis, Raymond and Steven Cabala. Uncle of Curtis Cabala. Also surviving Lawrence are his beloved dogs Annabell and Snappy. Lawrence proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he was awarded a purple heart while wounded in action on January 27, 1953 near Kunwha, North Korea. He was known best as Larry to friends and loved ones.
In 1958 Larry and his wife Barbara moved to Northfield Center where they settled down to raise their family. He made his living as a Tile Setter in the Carpenters Local 509 Union and was also a Life member of the VFW Post 6768. Gardening was his passion and as the years went on his garden transformed from a large bed in the back field to numerous large raised planters around his greenhouse. Everyone enjoyed the fruits of his labor, to him sharing the fruit was the best part! Not only did he have a deep love for the land but for animals as well. There were many pets over the years and his most recent rescues from the Humane society, Annabell and Snappy, never left his side.
Larry was a handy carpenter with a unique sense of humor always up for a new project or construction challenge. You could always find him tinkering with something. Whether it was to build something from scratch or fix anything that didn't work, his motto was, 'If man made it, man can fix it'. He could always be counted on to see a project to completion and anyone who knew him would be able to recall a clever joke or story Larry told them throughout his life, his sense of humor was unforgettable. He would string along his grandchildren into imaginative tales just waiting to see that look on their face of the realization that it was all made up. Larry died peacefully Friday, August 12, 2016 surrounded by his family.
An era has ended and we will all have a special memory of Larry to hold dear in our hearts because there won't be another.
A memorial gathering to celebrate Lawrence's life will be held Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 4-7 pm at JOHNSON-ROMITO FUNERAL HOME 99 W. AURORA RD. (RT. 82 1 MILE WEST OF RT. 8) NORTHFIELD, OH (330) 468-1443 with a closing service at 7:00. A graveside service with Military honors will be on Friday, August 19th at 10am in Northfield-Macedonia cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make any donations to your local humane society www.johnsonromito.com
(JOHNSON-ROMITO FUNERAL HOME (330) 468-1443 NL 8-17-16)