April 27, 1936 - January 14, 2022
Larry Samuels, April 27, 1936, resident of the east end of Columbus for over 50 years, passed away January 14, 2022. His closest friends and family were with him every step of the way as he battled lung cancer and emphysema at home. Larry was originally from Monessen, Pennsylvania, son of Paul and Edythe Samuels. He served in the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army in 1955, and then graduated from Thiel College in 1960. Larry moved to California briefly for a work opportunity, and there met Pat Shaman of Columbus, Ohio. They returned home and were married at Temple Israel. After returning to Columbus Larry took over the family business, Toppers Supply Co. on South High St. Until very recently, Larry could be found kibbitzing and conducting business there almost every morning beginning at 6:00am. For decades, Larry was a strong presence on the Columbus tennis scene. He was also active in The Columbus Builders Exchange and Gallery Players community theater. He was known for his great sportsmanship, good natured competitiveness and encouraging words. Larry also loved music and singing, hosting weekly karaoke parties for years. Larry will be dearly missed by his partner of 19 years, Joyce Bloch, his sister Judy Clayman, his best friend Ace Strip, his five children, their spouses, and 9 grandchildren: Stacey and Billy Bie, Stephen and Joanne Samuels, Ross and Brooke Samuels, Shannon and Brian Van De Beuken, and Seth and Jessica Samuels. Larry is pre-deceased by his daughter Davidah Walton. Larry’s memorial service will be held at 10:00am, Monday, January 17, 2022 at Epstein Memorial Chapel, 3232 E Main Street, Columbus, 43213. This celebration is open to the public and everyone who loved him is welcome (masks required). To join the memorial service via zoom please email [email protected] for a link. We will be sitting Shiva following the service from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, and again the following day from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Contact the family for details.
Larry Samuels, April 27, 1936, resident of the east end of Columbus for over 50 years, passed away January 14, 2022. His closest friends and family were with him every step of the way as he battled lung cancer and emphysema at home. Larry was... View Obituary & Service Information
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