Lawrence “Larry” Bertiaux

July 08, 1929 ‒ February 04, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Lawrence “Larry” Raymond Bertiaux, age 86, of Spruce Street, Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Ohio State University Medical Center. He was born on July 8, 1929 in Kane, Pennsylvania the son of Raymond and Edna (Hadley) Bertiaux. Larry was a 1947 graduate of Kane High School in Pennsylvania. In 1950 Larry relocated to Mount Vernon, Ohio and worked for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company for several years before accepting a position with the Columbia Gas Transmission plant where he retired in 1991 after 30 years of employment.

Larry was a 64 year member of Mount Zion Lodge F&AM where he served as past Master and past district education officer of the 19th Masonic District. Allied Masonic Degrees Clinton Chapter No. 26, Kinsman Council No. 76, Clinton Commandry No. 5. Larry was also a Knight of the York Cross of Honor, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine of Columbus, past president of the Baldwin Shrine, member of Kam Ram Grotto, Glenwood Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his children, Gail (Ron) Milligan of Mount Vernon and Terry Bertiaux of Columbus and a grandson, Trevor Lawrence Bertiaux.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Bertiaux and his second wife, Norma Staaf Bertiaux.

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a masonic service will begin at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Kendall-Sperry officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Restoration Fund.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Lawrence “Larry” Raymond Bertiaux.

  • Gail and Terry,

    So sorry for the loss of your dear father. We loved spending time with Larry, and he always made us laugh. He spoke of you both every time we got together. We feel blessed to have known him, and he will be missed by many.

    Don & Sue (McDonald) Ross

  • To Ron,Gail&Terry
    Ny sincere condolences to you all on Larry’s passing. He was a great friend and he
    was a special friend to me and all Brothers in the Various Masonic orders. We do know that he is now in abetter place and free from pain and suffering

  • To Larry’s Family:

    The Brown Family is very sorry for your loss. I got to know Larry through my Dad, Charlie and the Masonic Lodge. Larry was a true “gentleman” in every sense of the word. He will be missed.

    Sincerely, Ron Brown

  • Charlotte and I extend our sincere condolences to the Family of Larry Bertiaux He was a good Friend and Brother

  • Bob missed this summer sitting on the porch and having your dad stop by and chat with him. Of course, our son-in-law, Brian, at the time we asked about him, knew because of Gail. He and Bob had a lot of talks during the years we have lived here. So sorry for your loss. He will be a missed in the neighborhood. God bless all of you.

  • Margaret and I have lost a great friend with Larry’s passing.
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family at this sad time.

  • Dear Gail and Ron, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending prayers for God to get you through these next few days. Warmest wishes, Al and Shelley Davis

  • Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family.
    We have lost a very dear friend but we will always remember him.

  • Gail, Terry and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sam, Bunny and Jillian Vance

  • Gail and Ron: We were so surprised to read on line down here in Florida about your Dad. He seemed pretty good that day we talked to you all. I was in right before we left but he wasn’t in his room. I know you were worried about his heart work. We are thinking of you and all you are going through. Our sympathy.
    Owen and Joan

  • Terry,

    Praying that you find peace in the memories of your dad. He was a sweet man. Thinking of you at this time.


  • Terry I am praying for you and your family to have peace and strength at this time. Please let me know if you need anything.


  • Dear Gail and Ron — We are sending you our deepest sympathy for the loss of Gail’s father. Please know that you have friends who are thinking about you now. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Condolences from the Stanley Family to yours for the loss of a good man. Larry and my dad were Masons and Shriners together and I personally had the privilege of meeting Larry while I was in DeMolay. He will be missed by all that knew him for the kind things he was always willing to do for them and their families.

  • I am truly sorry for your loss. During this difficult time please take comfort in your memories and in Gods word the Bible and the promises found within. Matthew 6:9,10; Revelation 21:3, 4; 2 Peter 3:13.

  • I hope you can take comfort in knowing how much so many though of your dad and how much he will be missed. Those same people are thinking of you today. Peace be with you in your time of sorrow
    Love you Guys

  • I first met Larry probably 50 years ago at a New Years Eve party but then didn’t have any contact until we met again through Masonry several years ago. He was a good friend and a good example of what a Mason should be. I will miss his smile and ribbing.

  • Gail and Ron, I am sorry for your lose, Larry was a good man. He helped me learn my work to join Lodge.

  • John spent many happy moments with Larry at Southside breakfast after 8 am service and lunches with Larry and Carson. We our so sorry for your loss.
    We deeply regret we will not be at the service on Tuesday. John has his post surgery Dr. appointment on that day. ( Had a hip replacement) Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • We will miss Larry. Since moving to Mount Vernon, Larry became a close friend. We enjoyed meeting everyone for breakfast after the 8 AM church services. They will not be the same without his big smile and warm welcome.

    Carson and Barb Miller
    Marble Falls, TX

  • Gail, Ron and Terry,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Your Dad was a very special person- admired his spunk and vigor.
    Sending our love to you all….

    Becky and Jerry

  • What a pleasure to have known Larry. I am very thankful for having been a Lodge member with Larry. To know his kindness and love for people was truely an inspiration to me. I am so sorry for the loss of him in this life but look forward to my seeing him again. My heartfelt sympathy to all in the family and to each person who had the good fortune to know him. God Bless, your brother forever John Beutel

  • Terry, so sorry for your loss. I’m glad you were able to spend some time with him before moving into your current location. Will say a prayer for your family.

  • We were very sorry to hear that Larry had passed away. My Dad Russ is a fellow Mason. Larry was kind, caring and, helpful and it was a privilege to know him. He will be missed by all who knew him. Sincerely, Russ, Evelyn, and Valerie McManis