LARRY CROY

Larry S. Croy, 70, a lifelong resident of Perrysburg, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born in Toledo on September 20, 1947, to Paul R. and Alice M. (Verhoff) Croy. He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1965. Larry married his high school sweetheart, Luann Kazmaier, on July 6, 1966, in Monroe, Michigan. Over nearly 52 years of marriage, Larry and Luann distinguished themselves as a couple and accomplished a lot together both personally and professionally. In addition to building several successful businesses together, they travelled extensively for the past 15 years and during that time, developed close ties to St. Kitts, an island community in the British West Indies. Larry was an entrepreneur and a talented chef who trained as an executive chef in several Toledo-area country clubs before getting his start in the restaurant business in 1981 with the purchase of Joe Braden’s Supper Club. Eight years later, Larry and Luann opened Croy’s Supper Club at a new location in Perrysburg. It became a wildly popular local establishment known for its excellent food, exceptional service and a welcoming atmosphere. Larry started his current company, LarMar Foods Garlic Expressions in 1993 with his son Mark Croy. The Perrysburg-based company now sells its salad dressing and marinade product all over the country. Larry was a loving father, grandfather and brother who put family at the center of his life. He was especially dedicated to being “Paw Paw” to his seven grandchildren and was directly involved in each of their lives. Larry also was a friend to many people of all stripes in his lifetime. He was an extremely generous and big-hearted person who invested his time and talents in family, friends and community. Everyone who met him liked him, and he will be deeply missed by a loving extended family and friends from near and far. Larry is survived by his wife, Luann Croy; children, Alicia (John) Hanlon, Mark Croy and Gina (Michael) McClellan; grandchildren, Zachary, Luke, Jonathan, Natalie, Tyler, Darin and Grant; brother, Randy R. (Nancy) Croy, and sister, Laura (Dave) Wott. Friends will be received at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133) on Thursday, April 12, from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, April 13, in the funeral home beginning at 11 a.m., with Fr. Thomas Leyland officiating. Memorial contributions in Larry’s name may be made to Camp Courageous and The Arc, Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center, Missions International of America or Helping Hands of St. Louis. Online condolences may be left at www.witzlershank.com.

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