Larry David McCardel(1939 - 2014)

Larry David McCardel

Larry David McCardel, 74, of Rootstown, Ohio passed away Thursday April 10, 2014 at the Summa Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

He was born June 13, 1939 in Ravenna, Ohio to the late Lawson Carl and Francis Janette (Michalec) McCardel. Larry has lived in Rootstown the past 16 years and was formerly of Ravenna. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He was the owner of McCardel Insurance Agency in Ravenna and was a very avid woodworker.

Mr. McCardel was a lifetime member of the Ravenna Elks BPOE #1076, the Ravenna American Legion, F&AM Unity Lodge #12, Buckeye Woodworkers and Woodturners and the Northcoast Woodturners Association. He enjoyed trap shooting, belonging to the ATA and the NRA.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Becky (Grimm) McCardel; his children, Meighan (Steve) Prettyman of Howard, Ohio, Shawn McCardel of Akron, Michelle (Curt) Grimes of Silverlake, Ohio, Jim Barrett of Cuyahoga Falls; his grandchildren, Cory and Zachary Grimes; and his sister, Margaret (Fred) James of Ravenna. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia McCardel.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Homes Ravenna Chapel with Ravenna Elks Services at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the funeral home with private family burial to take place. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Summa of the Western Reserve Hospice, 1900 23rd St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223, The Buckeye Woodworkers and Woodturners C/O Gerald Schaibel, 1153 Doralee Dr., Mogadore, Ohio 44260 or the Northcoast Woodturners C/O Rick Weinbrenner, 30153 Greenview Parkway Westlake, Ohio 44145. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Funeral Home

Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Homes
141 North Meridian Street Ravenna, OH 44266
(330) 296-6858

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 13, 2014