Lawrence Lee Pryfogle, 73, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly, February 10, 2011. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville. Pastor Ralph Gordon officiating, assisted by Pastor Mark Farmer. Internment Blendon Cemetery. Larry was born on April 16, 1937, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Kenneth Leroy Pryfogle and Harriett Bowers Pryfogle. Survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann Elizabeth (Cherry); and son, Scott (Robin) Pryfogle. Additional survivors include his very special grandchildren, Zachary and Maya. Larry is also survived by a sister, Kim (Jim) Reed; and nephews, Adam and Erik Reed; and various cousins; and friends; as well, as special furry companions, Chauncey and Noah. Larry was known for his wide ranging interests, knowledge and dry wit. He will be missed by his family, especially his grandchildren, who loved his stories and history lessons. Larry graduated from Columbus North High School, Otterbein College and received his Masters from Ohio University. Veteran of the Army and Marines. He retired from Columbus Public Schools after 30 years. He spent his retirement through community involvement, serving as a Columbus Zoo Docent, member of the Westerville Lion’s Club, Hanby House Docent, graduate of the Westerville Citizens’ Police Academy, and pursuing his interests in Tai Chi, swimming, history, music, old time movies and reading. Regular attendee of The American Baptist Church of Westerville. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 14th, at Moreland Funeral Home in Westerville, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friends, if they wish, may contribute to the Westerville Lions Club or The American Baptist Church of Westerville, in his memory.
Alice and Bud Rogers - Feb 14, 2011
Ann — We are so sorry for your loss. I think we are still in shock and unable to comprehend this unexpected passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Robin & Scott, and particularly Zachary and Maya. His grandchildren loved him dearly and life for them will never be the same without his presence. With sadness, Bud and Alice.
Virgil & Debbie Runyon - Feb 14, 2011
So Sorry for your loss, but you will be reunited in heaven. God bless and he is with you.
Trudy Mason - Feb 14, 2011
My heart goes out to you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Trudy
Charlene Taynor - Feb 14, 2011
Ann and Family:Was without words when I read the paper on Sunday–Larry was a wonderful,funny man–he will be greatly missed by all whose lives he has touched–Remember your good times and that some day you’ll be together again–if you need a shoulder to cry on please call–will keep you in my thoughts and prayer
Kim Sipe - Feb 14, 2011
I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Pryfogle. I too am a member of the Westerville Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Assoc. and high school friend of Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time.
Marlie Griffin - Feb 14, 2011
Oh my dear Ann, how saddened I am to hear of Larry’s death. I can’t imagine how grief stricken you must be. Words fail me, just know that you are loved by so many, so much. May your faith sustain you. Love, Marlie
Susan Fulton - Feb 14, 2011
Our sincere condolences in your loss. My husband and I are members of the Westerville Citizen Police Academy and we were honored to meet Mr Pryfogle. May he rest in peace and we thank him for his community service and his service in the military. God Bless your family.
Paul & Susan Fulton
Dick and Sharon Gray - Feb 14, 2011
Our sympathies to the Pryfogle family on the sudden loss of Lawrence. We are Robin’s aunt and uncle.
Tim Dolder - Feb 14, 2011
Dear Scott, My prayer’s are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Dick and Alice Hoover - Feb 13, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing.
May God bless you with the strength you need for the difficult transition days ahead. We send our sincere sympathy.
Dick and Alice Hoover, class of ’61
Edwin M. Brown - Feb 13, 2011
Ann, our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of sorrow.
Ed & Kay Brown
Our North High School Fraternity was called The Links, which Larry and I were members of and this was our motto. “Friendship is the chain of gold shaped in God’s all perfect mold, each link a smile, a laugh, a tear; a grip of the hand a word of cheer.”
We became friends in 1954 at North and onto the days at Otterbein. This is when I met you Ann. I was honored to be Larry’s Best Man at your wedding in Altoona, Pa.
Larry was a very studious, honest, caring person, always asking about how other people were doing in their lives, Never did I hear him say anything detrimemtal about anyone.
He did have a laugh, a word of cheer and was a very genuine person.
I will miss our times at The Old North On The 4th remembering the good old days including family and friends.
Good Bye ole friend, we’ll miss you, but see you at the end.