Anthony F. “Tony” Larson

February 24, 1956 ‒ February 06, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Tony Larson was a very determined man. Once he set his mind on a goal, he worked tirelessly to achieve it. His friends and family will miss his hardworking spirit.

Anthony F. “Tony” Larson passed away Friday morning, February 6, 2015 in his Mansfield home surrounded by his family. He was 58.

He was born February 24, 1956 in Clearfield, PA to parents Lawrence E. & Betty Jane (Luke) Larson. He attended Midpark High School and The Ohio State University.

Tony worked as a tool & die journeyman for several companies in the Cleveland area before moving his family to Mansfield and taking a job with General Motors in 1984. He retired from GM in 2010 after 27 years of service.

A man of countless talents, Tony kept a host of ambitious hobbies including photography, astrology, gardening, woodworking, and many many more. In younger years he enjoyed sports including softball, golf, fishing, and hunting. He proudly cheered for his Indians, Browns, Cavaliers, and Buckeyes, but above all he cherished time with his friends and family.

He attended Little Washington Congregational Church in Mansfield.

He is survived by his wife Denise (Hallman) Larson of Mansfield, whom he married in September of 1976; two children and a son-in-law: Christine (Craig) Larson-Postel of Lexington, and Anthony F. Larson, Jr. “Lil Tony” of Grove City; a step-granddaughter Rhiannon; five siblings (& spouses): Joe Larson, Rick (Missy) Larson, Lance (Cindy) Larson, Christopher Larson, and  Lori (Chris) Zak; his step-mother Jewell Larson of Cleveland; a brother-in-law Dale (Shari) Hallman; two sisters-in-law Dawn Larson and Theresa Larson; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

Tony was preceded in death by his father Lawrence E. Larson; his mother Betty Jane Fink; a brother Greg Larson; and father-in-law Robert Hallman.

His family will receive friends 12-3 p.m. Monday, February 9, 2015 in Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield, where a funeral service honoring his life will follow immediately at 3 p.m. Pastor Dave Root will officiate and burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Tony’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Denise & Family,

    Thank for for allowing me to serve you this week. I enjoyed hearing all the stories you shared this afternoon about Tony–he was surely a man of many talents.

    Don’t forget I’m only a phone call away.

    Hannah Snyder, funeral director

  • I worked many years with Tony and he will be missed by many. My deepest condolences to his Family.

  • Tony started out as my boss, but came a close friend and mentor to me. It was a friendship that continue even after we no longer worked together. He will be greatly missed. My sincerest condolences to his family.

  • Peace be with you my old friend, we will meet again.
    Our prayers are with you all.

    The Abbott Family

  • I am very sorry for your loss and I am sorry for the loss of a co-worker and friend.May GOD bless you and comfort you in his Loving arms ! Larry (Beetle) Bailey

  • I did not know Tony Sr. personally, but I have been a friend and coworker of his son for many years. Only a man of the highest character could raise a son like Lil Tony, or “Tito” as he is affectionately known at the shop.

    My prayers and condolences go out to you and your family. May your father’s memory, image and namesake live on through you.

  • Denise and Crissy,
    My sympathies! Tony was a great mentor and a good friend. I missed him most when I left GM. I was very saddened to hear this news. My prayers are with your family .
    Bobby Fannin and Family

  • I have many great memories with you and your family.

    Tony & Denise,

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Although many years have past since Tony and I were kids, and many events have come and gone; it saddens us that Tony left us all too soon. Our most deepest condolences and may the good Lord watch over you as you grieve his loss.

  • I work with Tony for many years at GM and we became good friends in the process. I enjoyed the time we spent as counterparts in the Die Room. Also enjoyed golfing with Tony in several golf outings during our time at GM.
    I could not make the calling hours but I want to extend my sincere condolences to his wife and family. Tony was a good man to know and work with.

  • I worked many years with Tony and loved his sense of humor. My condolences to all his family and friends.