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Larry W. Machan
October 17, 1931 ~ October 30, 2019 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Larry W. Machan, age 88, of Canton, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019. He was born in Canton to the late Lawrence and Goldie (Fox) Machan. Larry was a 1949 Timken High School graduate and had attended numerous business- related college classes, he graduated from Savings and Loan Graduate School at Indiana University. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1952-1953 in Germany and played baseball with the 4th Infantry Division Special Troops Team. Larry was employed by Citizens Savings Association (FirstMerit) from 1961 until retiring in 1990, he helped establish the first data processing installation in 1963 and was President of Subsidiary (Canton Automated Systems). He was a member of Shady Hollow Country Club since 1974 and on the Board of Directors twice in five years. Larry was also a member of the American Legion and AARP. He enjoyed playing both golf and cards at Shady Hollow, vacationing in Myrtle Beach twice a year with his wife Judy, was an avid OSU and Cleveland Indian fan. Larry was proud to say he visited Hawaii twice and Australia once. In addition to his parents Larry was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Ritzman Machan and son-in-law, Lou Gecan. He is survived by his wife, Judith Ann Machan whom he married in 2000 in Myrtle Beach; son, Mitchell (Linda) Machan of Canton; daughters, Jennifer Gecan of Port Colborne, Ontario, Margery Greenwood of Louisville and Holly (Timothy) Russo of Canton; grandchildren, Grace (Matt) Pittman, Erin Greenwood, Gretchen Greenwood, Brandon (Kathy) Gedrich, Tori (Dustan) Byler and Michelle Gecan; great grandchildren, Autumn Gedrich, Madeline and Phillip Pittman. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday at John's Bar 2749 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Aultman Compassionate Care Center 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44708. Please sign the guest book.