SPIES, Lawrence Sr.

In Memorial

Lawrence SPIES Sr. “Larry” “Pops”, Age 73. Beloved husband of Annette (nee Cutlip). Dearest father of Larry Jr., Sandy Zimon (Ray) and Amy Hafko (Scot). Loving grandfather of Kyle, Dylan, Ryan, Daniel, Jillian, Chelsea, Michael, Bradley, Devin, Sabrina, Erica, Alyssa, Kellie and Alex. Dear brother of Ray and the late Ed, Fred and Jack. US Army Vet.

Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 8, 11:30 AM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge).

Visitation: Monday, 3-8 PM. Please omit flowers. To offer condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com

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  1. Sandra Zawalski on June 5th, 2010 8:18 pm

    Sandy, Jill and family…Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

    Mike, Sandy, Rebecca (“Buck”) and Mark Zawalski

  2. Jerry Colaric / Family on June 6th, 2010 7:05 am

    All of the Colaric family wish to extend our sincere condolences to the Spies family on the loss of Pops. He was a wonderful man who treated all of us as family. He will be missed greatly by all that knew him.
    Jerry,Gloria,Taylor,Kelsey

  3. (DEBBIE) MOMMAJAKE on June 6th, 2010 8:56 am

    i AM SO SORRY IN THE LOSS OF “POPS”…JAKE SPOKE SO HIGHLY OF HIM AND I AM VERY THANKFUL TO HAVE MET HIM AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY AT THANKSGIVING. YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL GIFT OF A BIG FAMILY, PLEASE LET THAT SUSTAIN YOU THROUGH THIS VERY TRYING TIME.

    TO MY CHELSEAGIRL….YOU ARE A WARM, CARING, AND GIVING PERSON..DO NOT LOSE SITE OF THIS NOR THE FACT OF LETTING PEOPLE HELP YOU THROUGH A TRAGIC TIME IN YOUR LIFE. I’M HERE..I DO KNOW WHAT YOUR GOING THROUGH AND WILL ALWAYS LISTEN IF YOU NEED TO TALK OR VENT.

    YOU HAVE ENRICHED JAKE’S LIFE AND I AM VERY THANKFUL FOR THIS. LEAN ON HIM CHELSEA..HE CARES DEEPLY AND ONLY WANTS TO BE THERE FOR YOU.

    LOVE YOU CHELSEAGIRL……….

  4. Lisa Mackulin (Marczak) on June 6th, 2010 9:39 am

    I am truly sorry for your loss…when I heard the news great memories from mine and my children’s childhood came flooding back….he was one of a kind. Please let me know if you need anything
    Love Always,
    Lisa

  5. Diane Jackson on June 6th, 2010 11:13 am

    My sympathies to the Spies family, and my heartfelt thanks to ‘Pops’, for the love and kindness and happy memories he created for my children Alyssa, Kellie and Alex.

  6. Cynthia, Matthew, and James Gannon on June 6th, 2010 2:38 pm

    In Loving Memory…
    —Of a man who lived for and taught me the true meaning of family and even included us as his own with Nona, Larry, Heather, Amy, Scot, Sandy, Ray, Kyle, Dylan, Ryan, Danny, Jillian, Chelsea, Mike, Bradley, Devin, Sabrina, and Erica.
    —Of “Superpops” out by the Campfire
    —Of Tents in his backyard
    —Of Putting up with ATV”s and Go-Karts damaging his grass so
    his grandchildren can have fun.
    —Of Putting up with Pluto, just so we could join the camp-outs
    —Of McDonald’s
    —Of Supportive Conversations and Love
    —Of Jars of Change and Tripoley
    —Of Halloween and Sitting by the Fire
    —Of Tic-Tac’s and Bingo
    We will miss you!

  7. Carol Ingle on June 7th, 2010 7:16 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Pops was a great and wonderful man. He was loved by all and so much fun to be around. I know what you are going through, just remember all of the good times, talk about the memories and be thankful he was in our lives for as long as he was. He will be missed, but he wouldn’t want us to be sad. Pops was all about the laughs. Please find comfort in knowing how much he loved and was loved by many. May God Bless your family in this time of sorrow. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers, Love, Carol & Dennis & family

  8. Sonya Oestermeyer, Melanie Hafko & Mike on June 7th, 2010 8:18 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Spies family in their time of sorrow. “Pops” gift of kindness, love and devotion to family will be greatly missed by those who knew him. He touched many lives.

  9. The Bentler Family on June 7th, 2010 8:31 am

    Our deepest sympathy. Will always had good feelings for him. Please let us know if you need anything.

  10. Erin Kahl on June 7th, 2010 2:47 pm

    To my second family,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Everyone at the Kahl household is here for you to call on. When ever you need us do not hesitate to call. I feel so lucky to have known ‘Pops’. He treated me like one of the grand kids. I will always remember the McDonald trips and the camp outs in his backyard; His one of a kind smile that always cheered us up, his famous bus stories that had the entire table laughing until midnight. He has made such an impact on my life. I will never forget him. My prayers are extended to to the entire Tatro/Spies family. Pops was truly a remarkable person and I thank him so much for the smiles he has provided me with over the years.

    God bless you all.
    -Erin

  11. Jerry Kahl on June 7th, 2010 3:10 pm

    Annette,Sandy,Amy,Larry Jr. and Families,

    I am greatful to Sandy and her family for inviting me down on this last holiday to spend some time with her family and especially Larry Sr. Halloween and the fires will never be the same. I am glad I got to sit with Pops and chew the fat just days before he passed. He always asked about me, my job, and how the kids were doing. I am envious that my Grandfather’s were not as funny ,caring and involved in their Grandkids lives as he was. He was truly a wonderful family man who loved his kids,Grandkids and friends. He would have me pissing my pants (especially last Halloween) about the Bus stories. You all know which ones I mean. He brought laughter into my life when I needed it most. We always wound up taking a picture of each other at the same time. I’ve got the pictures to prove it. I hope you all can find peace in your hearts with the loss of your Husband,Father and Grandfather. If anything, he taught me the kind of Grandfather I’d like to be.
    Peace to you all,
    Jerry Kahl
    P.S. Chelsea, Pops was at your Graduation and was the proudest guy in heaven that day!

  12. Jim Petras and family on June 7th, 2010 3:39 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family

  13. Raymond McCarthy on June 7th, 2010 8:34 pm

    Mrs. Spies, Larry, Sandy and Amy I very sorry for your loss. I was shocked to see the notice in the paper today. I use to enjoy swimming in the pool on Dawnwood and filling in the one on Chestnut.

    It has been many of years since I have seen you Larry but I think of you often. Every 4th. of July I think of how you father told us the parades was for your Birthday.

    I drove by the old house on Saturday and showed my son your house and told him GREAT stories from the old neighborhood. Again my condolences to you and your family, you are all in our prayers.

  14. Ralph & Marge Schumacher on June 8th, 2010 10:04 am

    Oh Annette nothing we say will take away your grief today but know that we are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days to come. Sincerest Sympathy, Marge

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