Anthony F. “Tony” Larson
February 24, 1956 ‒ February 06, 2015
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 SnyderFuneralHomes.com