Lawrence L. "Larry" Switala, 72, of Parsonville passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at his residence.
He was born in Morann on Dec. 30, 1941, a son of the late John and Rose (Coleman) Switala.
Larry was a parishioner of St. Barbara's National Catholic Church, Houtzdale and retired as a self employed heavy equipment mechanic. He enjoyed working on cars and trucks.
On Nov. 3, 1973, at Osceola Mills, Larry married Hermance M. (Lefebvre) Switala who preceded him in death on March 27, 2014.
Larry is survived by a daughter, Tammy (Robert) Ludwig of Lockport, NY; four step children, Barbara "Bea" (John) Davis of Smithmill; Bob (Sandy) Dillen of RD Houtzdale; Cindy (Denny) Moore of Houtzdale; and Jim (Carol) Dillen of Drifting; two grandchildren and 9 step grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and 9 step great grandchildren.
Larry is also survived by three brothers, William "Billy" (Wanda) Switala, of Lockport, NY; John Switala, of Lockport, NY; Richard "Rick" (Terri) Switala, of Lockport, NY; a special aunt, Doris Coleman of Phillipsburg and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Larry was preceded in death by three sisters, Roseanne Martin, Carol Witkop and Patty Coleman; two step sons, Pete and Denny Dillen.
Friends will be received on Wed., April 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and on Thu. April 17 from 9-10 AM at the Kruise Funeral Home, Inc Ramey.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Kruise Funeral Home, Inc Ramey with Fr. Scott J. Lill officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Barbara's National Catholic Cemetery, Ramey.
Online condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hermance Mary Lefebvre Switala
1940–2014 (m. 1973)
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