Lawrence Philip Takacs

August 23, 1941 ‒ June 15, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Larry “Tak” Takacs, Mansfield, 73, passed away Monday evening, June 15, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 29, 1941 in Elyria, Ohio to Stephen James and Doris Rosette (Gerhart) Takacs. He graduated from Madison High School in 1959 where he was a football player. He was a Journeyman Tool & Die Maker and a Journeyman Millwright. He worked at White Westinghouse until their closing in 1990 and retired from Design Metal Products in 2004.

In addition to being a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather, over his lifetime he raced cars, raced motorcycle Hare Scrambles, owned a bar, played golf and slow pitch softball, was a bowler, sky dived, collected antique John Deere tractors, built and flew radio control airplanes, and had just recently started building his own hot rod from the ground up. Probably his two favorite pastimes were riding his Harley Soft-Tail Deluxe and tipping a few of his signature Stroh’s beers while socializing with family and friends.

He was a member of the Sons of Herman Mansfield Lodge #14, VFW Post #9943, Fraternal Order of Eagle Aerie #336, Shelby Order of Owls Nest #2553 and the Mansfield Owls where he was a 3rd degree member, President for several years and a Supreme Trustee of the International for almost two years.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years Sherry (Herring) Takacs, sons Andrew “AJ” Takacs and Raymond Shearer, granddaughters Kaylee Takacs and Kylie Shearer, a grandson Logan Shearer all of Florida; a sister Carol Kuelling; a sister-in-law Carol Takacs; a brother-in-law Jim Herring and several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Thomas Takacs; a brother Terry Takacs; father-in-law and mother-in-law Dick & Eileen Herring; a brother-in-law Donald Kuelling and a sister-in-law Sue Herring.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 775 Lexington Ave, Mansfield, OH 44907.

His family will host a Celebration of Life for family and friends on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Sons of Herman, 416 Orange Street, Mansfield.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Takacs family, send them a message of comfort and support at:

  • I am truly sorry Sherry to hear of Larry passing,Will always remember the good times we all share with our friends.Pool partys were a blast.Don,t know how we survived some of the things we did.May all your memories and good times bring you some comfort now.Will be out of town on the 27th,but will have you in my prayers and thoughts. Ruthann Manley

  • Larry was a fun loving man and I don’t think he ever knew a stranger. He will be missed by all that knew him but mostly by his loving wife Sherry.

  • Of course you have my deepest condolences! Larry and I were good friends for quite a while, before he asked me to bring you up to Lew’s that one Friday night, a long time ago, so that he could meet you (and you didn’t want to go…remember?). Well, it took a while to convince you, but you finally agreed to go with me to meet him…and the rest is history. I told you that you would “like” him, huh!?! He always had a good time, and your “infamous” pool parties certainly come to mind. I’m glad I recorded them for posterity! He will be sorely missed by us all! Love you both!

  • Sherry,

    My most heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family, on the loss of your loved one. Praying for strength and comfort for all.

    God bless you,
    Corrine Scott

  • Sherry,
    Iam so very sorry for your loss.I pray that you find comfort through your family and friends.Vanessa always showed me all the things you saw in Nashville and said what a wonderful time you guys had.
    My prayers are with you,

    Bonnie Stroup

  • Sherry and family,we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. God Bless, Daryl and Carole Haag

  • Larry was a great friend my heart goes out to sherrie and the family, and know he is gone to a better place and his suffering is over.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. God Bless..