Larry Elden Shilling

June 3, 1936 - January 10, 2022
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Larry Elden Shilling, age 85, of Dover went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, January 10, 2022, while in the care of Aultman Compassionate Care at Canton.

Born on June 3, 1936, in his family’s Dennison, Ohio home, Larry was the son of the late William Albert and Laura (Allensworth) Shilling.

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Larry Elden Shilling, age 85, of Dover went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, January 10, 2022, while in the care of Aultman Compassionate Care at Canton.

Born on June 3, 1936, in his family’s Dennison, Ohio home, Larry was the son of the late William Albert and Laura (Allensworth) Shilling.

Larry was the Salutatorian for the former Dennison High School’s class of 1954 and furthered his education to pursue a degree in Engineering with strong encouragement from his mentor, Mr. Kettlewell. Throughout his college career, Larry worked as a co-op in different engineering industries. Larry graduated with honors from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He later went on to earn a Master of Science in Metallurgy and earned his Professional Engineers accreditation in 1961. In 1965, Larry earned his Master of Business Administration from Ashland University and worked for nearly 60 years for the former General Electric Plant in Dover, many of which he served as the Plant Manager. Larry also served as an adjunct professor at the Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus. In 2017, he co-founded Cleveland Engineered Materials.

On December 21, 1958, Larry married the former Josephine “Jo” Jones, at Park Christian Church in Dennison, Ohio. The couple relocated to Dover in 1961. Larry was proud to have built his family’s home alongside a few of his most treasured friends and neighbors. In addition, Larry found it relaxing to be a gentleman’s farmer, also enjoying taking remote-site trips to Canada, riding and racing motorcycles, and camping and sailing at Atwood Lake. Known as their beloved “Papa-Toy”, he also treasured being best friends with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Through the years, Larry and Jo’s faith was nurtured at Park Christian Church, Dover First United Methodist Church, and most recently Winfield Community Church. Larry was also a 50-year member of the Scottish Right Free Masons.

He is survived by his children, Cindy (Frank Carpinelli) Shilling of North Canton and Tad (Kim) Shilling of Dublin, Ohio and; his granddaughters, Lauren (Rick) Kirtley and Lacey Zerner, and Katherine and Elizabeth Shilling; and two great-granddaughters, Laila and Ellie Kirtley.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Jo, who joined her Heavenly Father on January 29, 2015, and his grandparents, William Clyde and Cora Shilling.

The family will greet guests on Friday, January 21, 2022, in the Geib Funeral Center in Dover from 11:00 – 1:00 PM where a memorial service celebrating Larry’s life will be led by Pastor Lu Ann Youngman beginning at 1:00 PM. Burial of Larry and Jo’s remains will follow in the Dover Burial Park. In being respectful to all in attendance, masks are suggested.

Memorial contributions in Larry’s name may be directed to Winfield Community Church, 5247 OH-516, Dover, Ohio 44622.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 21, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 1:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 21, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 21, 2022

Dover Burial Park

Address:

N Wooster Avenue, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Winfield Community Church

5247 OH-516
Dover, OH 44622

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Jim Patton posted on 1/19/22

Larry worked with my father at GE, they did a lot outside of work together ... especially canoeing along with others from GE, he was one of Dad's best friends. Whenever I ran into Larry he always took the time to share another story about their adventures. Larry was Avery unique man in many ways. He will be missed. My condolences to all the family.

 

Charles & Tami Koppes posted on 1/18/22

We are so sad to hear of Larry's passing! We knew Larry & Jo through renting their small home in Dennison. We were always treated as if we were family. We were blessed to have known him. To the Shilling family, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers!

 

Bob and Becky Horn posted on 1/15/22

Deepest sympathy for your loss. Larry was a great guy who, along with Jo, gave so much of himself and his time. Take care and God bless.

 

Terry Glass posted on 1/14/22

Larry was the best plant manager anyone could ever hope to work for. He was responsible for my hiring at GE Dover Wire. He enjoyed coming out on the floor anytime and helping me in an electrical panel. It was amazing how much he still remembered about ladder logic. I will never forget him. May he rest in piece. God bless

 

Glenn Carlisle posted on 1/14/22

Larry and his caring heart will be missed by all who knew him. No matter what his circumstances, Larry was interested in what was new, and what was going in with you in your life. Spending time with Larry was a precious gift to all who met him. Working together on one of his many interests and projects was always so interesting and just plain fun. Many people were helped with struggles in their lives that no one ever knew about. In our last conversation he wanted to be able to tell his mother how much it meant to him that she taught him to love the Lord and always walked him to church and nurtured his faith before her untimely passing. Now he can share that with her in Heaven.

 

Mike Patrick posted on 1/14/22

Cindy and Tad So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

 

Kathy DeMattio posted on 1/14/22

To the Shilling family, my sincere condolences to all of you. Larry RIP. Here is a gentleman who I Respected as the plant mgr. At Dover G.E. ,he alone stood out as one of the best we had at G.E. I remember him every day he would walk the plant in the morning, to say hi to each an everyone of his employees an call them all by name. He cared. He was compassionate, he listened to your suggestions and his office door was always open to us . He had integrity. You Larry will be remembered, RIP. Well an deserving Angle above...

 

Robert Glass posted on 1/13/22

So very sorry for your loss sending many prayers and lots of love to your family. Oh how well I know what you're going through With Love

 

Anna Wise posted on 1/13/22

Cindy and family you’re in my heart and thoughts at this time.I hope you always hold onto the warm and wonderful memories you shared together and they continue to bring you comfort and peace.With love and prayers!

 

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