CANTON, Ohio - Larry W. Catsonis, 64, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and North Canton, joined the Lord on Friday (Jan. 24, 2014).
He was born March 28, 1949, in Bluefield, W.Va., to Helen Gilmore and the late Joseph T. Catsonis.
Mr. Catsonis was a graduate of Philip Barbour High School in Philippi, W.Va., and received a bachelor of business administration from Fairmont State University.
Larry was a certified professional landman. A long-time veteran of the oil and gas industry, he owned and operated his own land services companies, Apex Land Corp. and Anchor OGM, LLC. He held membership in NALA, MLBC, OOGA and AAPL.
Larry earned honors as a high school football player and college wrestler. In his spare time, he enjoyed being with his family and watching the West Virginia Mountaineers and Pittsburgh Steelers football games.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah K. (Hall) Catsonis; children, Larry J. Catsonis, Tara A. Catsonis and John T. Catsonis, all of North Canton; mother, Helen Catsonis of Boynton Beach, Fla.; sister, Deborah Catsonis of Sugar Land, Texas; brother, William "Bill" Catsonis of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and niece and nephew, Kristin and Travis Catsonis.
In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Ronald J. Catsonis.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, two hours before the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aultman Compassionate Care Center, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44718.
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4, 2014