Seth J. Lara

  • "Its been 3 years and I still miss you kid! Uncle Scott"
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
  • "My prayers remain with your family. It's been nearly 3..."
    - Sheri O'Donoghue
  • "Shelly, At a time like this, it is very difficult to find..."
    - Melanie Lundquist
  • "Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers go out to you...."
    - Angie Baker

Seth James Lara, 19, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Sykesville.

Born July 6, 1994, in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was the son of Mark E. Lara and his wife Melinda, of San Antonio, Texas, and Shelly L. Tumbach and her husband Robert, of Sykesville.

Seth enjoyed sports, music and, most of all, his friends and family. Throughout his youth he played soccer, football, basketball and baseball and coached a recreational basketball team for Freedom Area Rec Council this past winter. He enjoyed snowboarding and spent countless hours and weekends in the terrain park at Ski Liberty with his brother and best friends. He and the group were featured on a Ski Liberty brochure.

Seth was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the San Antonio Spurs, the Houston Texans and the Pittsburg Steelers. He enjoyed taunting all of the Ravens fans, including his family, and rarely missed the Steelers/Ravens match-up at home after the Ravens came to Baltimore.

He was making preparations to enlist in the Air Force.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are grandparents Gail I. Slacum, of Sykesville and Rudy and Charlotte Lara, of San Antonio, Texas; brother Blake William Lara, of Sykesville; uncles and aunts Scott Slacum, of Catonsville, Tommy and Debbie Lara, Laura Lara, Steve and Levi Lara, Mike Lara, Vincent Lara, and Julie and Rene Juarez, all of San Antonio, Texas, and Patricia Whitman, of Sacramento, Calif.; and 15 cousins.

He was predeceased by grandfather William I. Slacum Jr.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Humane Society of Carroll County, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster 21158; or Carroll County Substance Abuse Prevention Office, care of Carroll Co. Health Department. Write to the attention of Linda Auerback, 290 S. Center St., Westminster 21157. Please make check payable to CCHD Substance Abuse Prevention Office.

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Haight Funeral Home & Chapel
6416 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 11, 2013
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