Larry J. Row, Sr.

February 19, 1937 ‒ September 05, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Larry J. Row, Sr., age 81 of Marion, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Marion General Hospital.

Larry was born on February 19, 1937 in Fayette County, Ohio, to the late John H. and Gwendolyn (Henry) Row, Sr. He graduated from Claridon High School in June of 1956. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on May 30, 1960.

On January 14, 1961 he married Jane Anzalone and enjoyed a happy marriage for 57 years.

Larry was employed as a foreman in the substation department at Ohio Edison in June of 1963 and retired in December of 1994. During his employment, he was honored with the “Spirit of Labor” award in 1982, and also served as union president. He was active in community affairs, serving on the board of RHAM and was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree. He was a member of St. Mary Church and served on many committees for Parish Festival.

Sports were an important part of his life. He coached Youth Basketball at the YMCA. He coached midget football and little league baseball. He loved to play golf and while living in Florida for the winter months he joined a golf league in New Port Richey. He was a member of Kings Mill Golf Club in Waldo.

Larry loved going on vacations with his children and grandchildren and he was always present to see them participate in their sporting events. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him as “Row-Dawg”.

He is survived by one son, Larry (Connie) Row, Jr. of Galena, OH; two daughters: Gina (Donald) Miller of Miamisburg, OH and Deanna (Stephen) Shields of Ladera Ranch, CA; he was blessed with six grandchildren who were the loves of his life: Breanna (Daniel) Casey, Jared Row, Christopher Miller, Allison Miller, Regan Shields and Emery Shields; also surviving is one twin brother Gary B. (Linda) Row of New Port Richey, FL and John H. (Diane) Row, Jr. of Marion; two sisters: Pat (Gerald) Helsel of Washington Court House and Sandra Armbruster of Marion; and 12 nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center St., Marion from 2PM to 4PM; Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 251 North Main St., Marion at 10AM with Fr. Ryan Schmit officiating; burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ohio Health Hospice or Operation Gratitude, PO Box 260257, Encino CA 91426.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Bob Singh, Dr. Lena Gibson and the staff of Marion General Hospital and Ohio Health Hospice for their compassion, love, and exceptional care.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Row family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting


  • My deepest sympathy to Jane and all of the Row family
    Heaven just gained another angel
    RIP Larry
    Marge Rocheck

  • Heaven has gained another angel !! He was compassionate, loyal and a joy to anyone who had the pleasure of being in his presence. He beamed with pride for his family. You will be missed !
    ~Judy Miller Nesbitt

  • Dear Jane and family,
    I am so sorry to hear if Larry’s death. What joy he brought to everyone who knew him! You are all in my thoughts and heart as you begin this new journey. “Row Dawg, you were the best!” Love, Linda Wisler

  • Larry was a special husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law.
    The thing I most admired about him was his love and admiration for his grandchildren.
    He loved them and would stop at nothing to be there for them.
    He was funny, kind, sincere and alway genuine.
    I’d like to express my sincere condolences to the entire Row family; especially Jane, Gina, my brother Don (a/k/a “Miller”), Chris and Allie.
    I always enjoyed visiting Dons when Larry and Jane were there. I will miss him very much 😞

  • Remember him fondly a great Father and supporter of Marion Catholic. In my time at MCH he was a fixture at, Volleyball , Basketball and Football games. So sorry for your loss, heavens gates flew open to welcome this great husband, father, grandfather and friend. Rest In Peace. A candle will be lit for him here in Lipsi Greece at St. Nicholas Chapel.

  • Dear Jane, Larry, Gina & Dena, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Larry. We have so many great memories on Reed Ave. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. Much Love, Nickie, Mark & Tina Rubcich

  • GREAT man and positive influence on all who were fortunate to know him! Prayers to the family – Jane, Larry, Gina, and Deanna – and to his extended family as well.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I remember Larry being the biggest supporter of our sports teams and never missing his kids games or meets! And I am sure that tradition was continued with his grandchildren! Larry was a generous and extremely nice man, he will be missed by many.🙏

  • Gina, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My God give you strength to get through this difficult time. Your dad will always be in your heart. May God bless you and your whole family.

  • My thoughts and prayers for the entire Row family. Row Dawg was a positive influence on me and so many others. Always a big supporter at any Marion Catholic sports outing and just someone you could talk to when you needed advice. So many great memories of you.

  • As neighbors, we will truly miss Larry, my friend, golf partner, Euchre partner, my go to guy if I needed help with anything. Life on Reed Ave. will not be the same. Until we meet again old buddy, may you rest in peace and let perpetual light shine upon you.

    Love you man.

    Don & Barb

  • Mr. Row was a truly great man, a positive and caring influence to all the kids who were fortunate enough to know him or cross paths with him. I will keep the Larry Sr., Jane, Larry, Gina and all of the extended family in my prayers. Larry will be missed.

  • Dear Jane and Family,
    Sending our heartfelt sympathy to you all. My parents were so fortunate to have you as their next door neighbors and appreciated all the help and watchfulness they received as their health failed. God bless you all, Brenda and Tom Crowe

  • rest in peace Larry. Played golf with Larry at Gulf Harbor League. Lived in
    Marion, went to St Marys school class of 52. Jim Sullivan