2013-09-19 / Obituaries

Lewis F. Largent Jr. Olean, NY, 90

Lewis F. “Lew” Largent Jr., 90, Olean, N. Y., died Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at the Olean General Hospital following an illness.

Born August 19, 1923, in McConnellsburg, Pa., he was a son of Lewis F. and Lattie Jane Fix Largent Sr.. On October 21, 1944, in Frederick, Md., he married his wife of almost 53 years, Dorothy J. Baumgardner, who preceded him in death September 28, 1997.

He served in the U. S. Army from February 28, 1943, to November 20, 1945. During his service he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was known as Sergeant Largent.

He taught for the Olean School System – sixth grade in School 7, seventh and eighth grade and physics in the high school. He was principal for four years in School 10 and then four years in School 4. He was the principal at East View School in Olean when he retired in 1985.

He was very active and he served in many capacities in his churches, including First Methodist Church, Christ United Methodist Church, and Bolivar Methodist Church, which he was attending at the time of his death. He was a member of the city of Olean planning board for a number of years. He was a 50-year member of Olean Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 252, Olean VFW, and McConnellsburg American Legion Post No. 561. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing, skiing and skeet and trap shooting and he loved his fellow man. Most of all, he was a gifted cabinetmaker with an extensive woodworking shop. He enjoyed working on his home and other family members' homes as well as many woodworking projects for his churches and for the different schools where he worked.

He is survived by a daughter, Pamela A. (David) Lasky of Olean; his life companion, Marlene I. “Molly” Chapman; three granddaughters: Amanda J. Lasky, Rebecca L. Lasky and Emily J. Lasky; two brothers: Clair W. (Kathryn) Largent of York, Pa., and Harold R. (Mary) Largent of Pasadena, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and a sisterin law, Shirley Largent of Berlin, Pa.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Largent, and a sister, Beulah Patillo.

A viewing was held Tuesday, September 17, at Kelso- Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with interment following at Union Cemetery.

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg, handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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