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CECERE, SR., Lawrence Littlepage 68, of Okeana, Ohio, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 19, 2012. Known to many as simply "Larry", he was born in Hamilton, Ohio on March 29, 1944 and was the eldest son of the late Betty Lou Cecere-Williams nee Boggs and Anthony Paul Cecere, Sr., who both preceded him in death in 1993. Larry was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Anita Casper Boggs-Westerman, his uncle and namesake, Lawrence Littlepage Boggs, his aunt Welma Cox and uncles Bill Cox, Gene Coates, Clyde Westerman, and Jim, Mike, Pete, Sam and Nick Cecere, all of Hamilton, Ohio. Larry is survived by his son, Lawrence Littlepage "Page" Cecere, Jr. (Erin), his granddaughter Camryn Paige; grandson Joseph Littlepage Cecere and great-grandson Joseph Littlepage Cecere, Jr.; daughter Dawn Marie Cecere-Wagers and her children. Larry is also survived by 7 siblings: Anthony Paul Cecere, Jr. (Galena), Nikolos Phillip Cecere, John Cleve Cecere (Angela), David Eugene Cecere (Merle), Steven Lewis Williams, Jeanie Cleve Williams, Ronnie Dale Williams, and many other friends and family, including his aunt, Cleve Coates, and close friend of many years, Ann-Marie Huff-Still and her children to whom he was also a father figure: Tristan Huff (Khristine); Travis Huff, Trenton Huff and Tarrista Huff (deceased). He most recently joined the ranks of Facebook and his family was thrilled to have him along on the internet adventure which he seemed to love. One of the first comments left on his Facebook page was from Trenton Huff who said "I hope I'm at least half the dad he didn't have to be." Such was the love and generosity of Larry Cecere. An intelligent, kind-hearted and loving soul, he was valedictorian of his class at Morgan School in Okeana and had recently retired from a lengthy career with the City of Fairfield. Larry was also a gun enthusiast and spent many happy times with his friends at Gary's Gun Shop in Fairfield. He was a father-figure and caretaker to many, including his siblings and other close family members and friends when times fell hard. His kind heart, strength, loyalty, and generosity of spirit is legendary and he gave many people the shirt off his back during his all too brief lifetime. If there were more people like Larry Cecere in this world, it would indeed be a greater and more loving place. We have lost a beautiful man but have gained so much for knowing him. Larry has requested that there be no memorial service in his honor. We remember him as the loving, humble and kind-hearted soul that he was. May he rest in peace and be held by the angels; may he light up our night skies.
Published in Journal-News on Nov. 22, 2012