Don Richard “Dick” Larcom

January 17, 1934 ‒ August 02, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Don Richard “Dick” Larcom, age 85 of Waldo, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

Dick was born on January 17, 1934 in Marion, the son of Donald E. and Thelma E. (Hacker) Larcom. He graduated from Waldo High School in the class of 1951.

He enlisted in the United States Army proudly serving his county during the Korean War in the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment.

On February 22, 1953, Dick was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Jean Fogle.

Dick was a hardworking man who proudly provided for his family. He began his heating and cooling career working at Rice Hardware in Waldo, eventually becoming the owner and running the business for many years. His customers always appreciated the way Dick would take the time to sit and listen to them and help them any way he could. In addition to all of that, he also enjoyed farming part time for many years.

Dick had a warm and engaging personality, there wasn’t anyone he couldn’t make a connection with. He was a gifted storyteller, recalling things from years ago and reminiscing of days gone by. Family was Dick’s proudest achievement. He adored his beloved wife Betty, his girls and the grandchildren; his great grandchildren especially brought a true sparkle to his eye. He proudly watched and cheered them on at all of their sporting events. Recently, Sunday lunches with family became cherished times spent together. Dick enjoyed watching all kinds of sporting events on television and most mornings you would most likely find Dick with his buddies at Kings Mill Golf Course playing a round a golf. He acquired 3 hole-in-ones throughout his golfing career. In the winter months, he and Betty would travel to their favorite place in Florida and he would continue to play golf there as well.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Jean Larcom; daughters: Debra (Rob) Kantzer, Joell (Clark) Stacy and Stacy (Doug) Seckel; grandchildren: Kain (Kate) Conley, Nathan Conley, Rhett Kantzer, Haleigh (Jason) Dean, Coby Stacy, Georgie Stacy, Kailee (Mike) Stone, Dustin (Sarah) Larcom and Trent Larcom-Dennis; great grandchildren: Elliot, Wallace and Foster Conley, Braylon and Grayson Stone and Easton Larcom; sister-in-law Louise Larcom; best friend Bob P. Smith; close friend of the family Sarah Jo Peters; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents; his siblings: Donald Curtis, Ronnie and Bill (Ann) Larcom; and his brother-in-law Paul (Dorothy) Fogle.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion from 4PM to 7PM; Funeral service will be Thursday at Peace Community Church of Christ, 4061 Columbus-Sandusky Rd S, Marion at 1PM with Rev. Joel Fetter officiating; burial will be in Waldo Cemetery with military honors being observed.

If so desired, donations may be made to Peace Community Church of Christ or Riverside Methodist Hospital Heart and Vascular.

The Larcom family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff at Marion General Hospital ICU and Riverside Methodist Hospital ICU-Blue and also the pastoral support of Rev. Joel Fetter and Mike Fogle, Dick’s nephew.

The Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, is honored to be serving the Larcom family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • Such a loss for this beautiful family, but what a MAN and LIFE to celebrate!! We love you all– hope to see you Wednesday or Thursday ♡

  • So sorry for your loss Elizabeth. Dick will definitely be missed by the Waldo Community. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of the family.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, he had such a impact on my life as well as so many others . My love to all of you

  • My heart goes out to all the Larcom family. He always had good advice when he did work at our home.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, what a wonderful man and father, I will always remember how sweet he was to everyone. Love you all 😇
    Rodney and Angie Holton

  • I just lost my mentor Uncle Dick. He taught me how to drive, how to be on time and lots of things. You will always be in my heart and thanks for the memories.
    Please be my guiding angel.

  • So very sorry for you loss of Dick Larcom. Sending prayers to family. Dick was known and loved by many.

  • Too many childhood memories spent at the Larcom’s to count! Mr. Larcom loved his girls. I will forever remember his love for family, his stories, and his little songs that he passed along to us kids. I can still sing them to this day. My heart is with Miss Betty, Debbie, Joell, and Stacy. ❤️ you all!

  • We are all so very sorry for the loss of Dick. We remember stopping in the Waldo hardware store and him helping us – always kind, friendly and helpful. He will be missed by all. The Vernon Chapman Family

  • So sorry for your loss . He will be greatly missed by everyone . A true gentleman and nothing more important in his life than his family . The only people that didn’t love Dick Larcom were the ones playing him on the golf course . Love and Miss him very much .

  • My favorite plumber and friend. Loved our talks, everything you told me I will remember, from how to pick a renter that would keep your house nice to how to winterize our furnaces. Dick I will miss you just stopping in to just say hello and see how we are doing. Tommy and I love you and I know you will a guarding angel for a lot of us. Until we meet again. Betty, Debbie, Joell and Stacy if you need anything we are here!

  • I have nothing but great memories of Dick and his family. I was blessed to work at Rice Hardware for Dick the last few years it was open, and Dick treated me as if I was one of his daughters. I will never forget his sense of humor and his kind soul. God Bless you and your family Dick.

  • Our thoughts, prayers and love to all the family. Many wonderful memories made sitting around the dinner table.

  • So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. God bless you all.

  • Im very sorry to hear of the loss of Dick he was a great guy which i was blessed to know and have the privilege of working with on several occasions. My deepest Prayers and condolences to the family.

  • Dear Betty, dear Family !
    Our prayers are with you. Dick was a very nice persone. We didn`t know him very long, but that short time, we loved him.
    In Love Silvia and Michael from Austria/Europe