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Howard S. Large

November 4, 1939 — January 22, 2022

Howard S. Large

Howard S. Large died peacefully, in his home, surrounded by his loving family, on January 22, 2022. Howard was born on November 4, 1939, in Cosby TN. He graduated from West Tech and worked for 36 years for GM. Howard was a hard-working provider, and he often had more than one job, he worked for Sears in the automotive department for 18 years.

Howard not only provided for the family with his work but also with his guidance and his presence. He was funny and kind. He enjoyed bowling, was a voracious reader, and liked sports of all kinds. He was especially fond of the Detroit Tigers and could be found on a summer night listening to them on the radio in his backyard. He loved good food and eating with the people that he loved. Howard and his wife Shirley had five children, so family gatherings were always a favorite time for him, he was the best grandfather. He gave his time and love to his 12 grandchildren and then to his 6 great-grandsons. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Howard was the beloved husband of Shirley (nee Thomas), they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on their next anniversary. He was the father of Tammy Rodriguez (Michael), Steve (Heather), Kim Large, James (Wendy), and Joel (Heather); grandfather of Kristen (Daniel), Russell, Morgan (Nick), Brendan, Ethan, Cheyenne, Cameron, Dakota, Carson, Sydney, Cullen and Mackenzie; great-grandfather of 6 sweet boys; dear brother of Sarah Mathis (Grayton), and Betty Jo Garnes; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, James H. and Rachel (nee Webb) Large; and his brother Duane Large.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

A funeral service will be held at Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Rd. Avon Lake, at 12:00pm, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00am until the time of service at noon. Burial to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon. www.buschcares.com 440-933-3202

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake

163 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

12:00 - 12:30pm (Eastern time)

Busch Funeral Home, Avon Lake

163 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012

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Burial

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

12:45 - 1:15pm (Eastern time)

Resthaven Memory Gardens

3700 Center Road, Avon, OH 44011

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