Larry R. Fischer, 72, of Newton Falls, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Longmeadow Care Center in Ravenna, Ohio after a brief illness.
He was born August 18, 1948 in Ravenna to Richard H. and Marjorie M. Clark Fischer.
Larry grew up in Windham and Newton Falls and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Newton Falls. He was a Boy Scout with Troop 60, and he advanced to the Boy Scouts highest rank of Eagle Scout.
Larry graduated from Newton Falls High School in 1966. He then attended Kent State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in History in 1970.
After college he was a teacher at Ravenna High School for about 10 years. After that he briefly worked for the US Postal Service in Deerfield, Ohio. However, he mostly enjoyed being self-employed for decades as an antique dealer and was extremely knowledgeable about historic homes and their furnishings.
Aside from attending many antique shows across the country, Larry also enjoyed trips to area casinos with family members, especially on holidays and birthdays. Larry was also an Historian with the Portage County Historical Society and a founding member of the Deerfield Historical Society.
Prior to settling back in Newton Falls five years ago, Larry previously lived in Champion and also owned the historic early 19th century brick home “on the circle” in Deerfield which also served as a general store, Post Office, and stagecoach stop.
Cherished memories of Larry will be carried on by his aunt Dorothy Clark of Ravenna, and several cousins including Donna Fischer Peters of Pikeville, NC, Mark (Julia) Fischer of Ann Arbor, MI, Clark Fischer of Jackson, MI, Linda Utterdyke of Mantua, OH, and Christine (Larry) Brown of Aurora, OH.
Preceding Larry in death were his parents, his brother Edward W. Fischer, his paternal grandparents Henry Fischer, and Martha (Fischer) Bayer, his maternal grandparents Edward “Gail” and Florence Prindle Clark and several aunts and uncles.
Family and friends may call on Friday, June 4 from 5 – 8 PM at the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls. Services will be on Saturday, June 5 at 11 AM at the same location.
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