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
We know you gave your all
Rest easy, you've
Done your part
You've answered your
Rest knowing that in God
Oh Lord, watch over another
Who just fell
Rest assured your
As we ring the final bell.
Newcomer Funeral Homes
4752 Heatherdowns Blvd Toledo, OH 43614
Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 27, 2013