Lawrence E. Blatt

Lawrence E. Blatt

U.S. Navy veteran, East Ohio Gas retiree,

Our Lady of Victory Church member,

great-grandfather

Lawrence E. Blatt, 90, died Dec. 9, 2013.

Born in Proctor, W. Va., Mr. Blatt had lived in Tallmadge since 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from East Ohio Gas with 35 years of service. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church for 62 years, where he was an usher for 50 years.

Preceded in death by his sons, Daniel J. and William J. Blatt, he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Irene; sons, Lawrence E. (Debra) Blatt of Hong Kong, Thomas E. Blatt, Michael J. (Janice) Blatt, Richard P. (Margie) Blatt, Kevin L. (Mary Ann) Blatt and Steven M. (Kim) Blatt, all of Tallmadge; daughter-in-law, Tami Blatt; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Monica (Thomas) Boner, Dorothy, Edna; brothers, Raymond and Anthony Blatt, all of West Virginia.

The father of eight boys, Mr. Blatt knew the importance of taking care of his family and passed that value onto his children. He enjoyed working in his backyard apple orchard where many people looked forward to his famous apple cider during the fall season.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Victory Church, 73 North Ave., Tallmadge Ohio 44278.

Donovan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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