David M. Larabee, age 41, of Monclova, OH, died Friday, September 2, 2005, at Medical College of Toledo after a bicycle accident. He was born November 19, 1963, in Cleveland, OH, to Richard Larabee and Ruth (Ulm) Larabee.
Dave taught physics and mathematics at Ottawa Hills High School for the past 15 years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1986 from BGSU, Secondary Education Certification in 1989 from BGSU, Master of Education in 1993 from UT, and Master of Science in Mathematics from UT in 1997. Before teaching at Ottawa Hills, he taught at UT, St. Frances High School, Rogers High School, and BGSU. Dave loved teaching, receiving many awards and publishing many articles during his career.
He was a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Ohio Association of Physics Teachers, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Education Association, and Treasurer of Ottawa Hills Education Association. He cofounded The Local Group (a Toledo area physics group) and served as contest director for the Greater Toledo Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Dave is survived by his life mate, Roy E. Williamson; his parents, Richard (Kathy) Larabee and Ruth (Ed Onsel) Larabee; his brother, Rick (Ellen) Larabee; his sisters, Ann Larabee, Kim (Bea) LaraStone, Jean (Ray) Martin, and Julie (Matt) Baumgardner; his step-sister, Toni (Bill) Manders; his step-brother, Tim (Julie) Marx, and his sister-in-laws, Ruth (John) Curl and Alice (John) Snyder. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Naomi Williamson.
A Celebration of Life Service is being planned for a later date.
The family suggests giving memorials in Dave's name to the Lance Armstrong Foundation LIVESTRONG, P.O. Box 161150, Austin, TX 78176-1150, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.
Arrangements by Peinert Funeral Home,
Published by The Blade on Sep. 4, 2005.