Walter LaVrar


Walter L. (Pete)

Walter L. (Pete) LaVrar, age 85, of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at The University of Toledo Medical Center. He was born November 18, 1927, in Springdale, Pennsylvania, to Walter B. and Sophie LaVrar. Pete enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and was

discharged in 1948. He was appointed to the Toledo Fire Department in 1952, which he retired from as a Lieutenant in 1982. Pete was an avid OSU football fan and an active member of the Catholic War Vets #639, and the American Legion Post #553.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Delores "Dee" LaVrar; sons, Mike (Kay) LaVrar, and Keith (Kathy) LaVrar; grandchildren, Matt (Jessica) LaVrar, and Melissa (Todd) Kerr; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Audrey, Keira, Sydney, Bradley, Ethan and Jaxon; sister-in-law, Norma LaVrar. In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by his brother, William LaVrar, and sister, Dorothy Barker.

The family will receive guests Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Newcomer Funeral Home, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900), where members of the Toledo Firefighters will hold the last alarm service at 7:00 p.m., followed by members of the American Legion Post #553 service at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be

celebrated Monday, September 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Church (Meet

directly at Church). Entombment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions to St. Charles Church, Honor Flight or the Toledo Firefighters Museum.

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Rest now my fallen brother

Lay soft your suffering back

Rest well and forever

Your memory shall not lack

Rest your tired hands

Wipe clean your weary brow

Rest with St. Florian

Your spirit now endowed

Rest here your

Breaking heart

We know you gave your all

Rest easy, you've

Done your part

You've answered your

Last call

Rest knowing that in God

We sought

Oh Lord, watch over another

Who just fell

Rest assured your

Troubled thought

As we ring the final bell.

Funeral Home

Newcomer Funeral Homes
4752 Heatherdowns Blvd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 381-1900

Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 27, 2013