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Sunday May 22nd, 2016
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Monday May 23rd, 2016

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Pat "Bucky" Herman Large

 Pat Herman “Bucky” Large 78, of Chardon, Ohio, passed away today Friday, May 20, 2016 in Chardon Health Care.  He was born June 28, 1937 in Chauncey, WV to the late Alvie and Victoria (Chapman) Large.  He was a Machine Shop owner and operator.   In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his grandparents, his spouse Nancy “Maggie” (George) Large, one son; Pat Large Jr.,  one brother; Denny Large and  one sister; Mary Aldridge.  Those left to cherish his memories are one son Alvin (Shari) Large of Chardon, OH, one daughter; Tammy (Joseph) Stalker of Parma, OH, two brothers; Richard Large of WV., and Arthur Ray Large of OH, and one sister; Louella Wren of Mullins, six grandchildren; Brittany "Daniel", Joey, Amanda, Elizabeth, Nicole and Grace, and two great-grandchildren; Delanie and Ethan McDonie.    Services will be held 9:00 A.M. Monday, May 23, 2016 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charles Blankenship officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens @ Godby.  Visitation will be from 4 PM to 8 PM Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Funeral Home.  Pallbearers will be family and friends.  The family has entrusted Collins Funeral Home of Switzer to handle the arrangements.  Condolences may be left @ www.collinsfuneralhomewv.com./ 


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HI Al & Shari, Amanda, Elizabeth, Nicole, and Grace, (and Tammy)....I am so sorry for your loss. Al, your dad was a rock-solid man. He exemplified strength, kept you and Tammy in line (l-o-l), and guided himself and your family within moral guidelines and respect for others, and God. I do remember that he was strict (a good thing, if you consider how crazy the world is now!), but was he down-to-earth, good-natured. I can see him in you, so his presence will always remain within your family and those lucky to call you a neighbor and friend, as do I! One funny story I still tell to this date---Even though you always helped me with whatever I had going on, when kids, and when coming to knock and ask you 'out to play', I was directed back to your 'shop' and when asking you if you could come down to the playground, you answered, ' I have a job to complete by the end of summer....one million bolts!" Seeing what you had to do, pulling down that suspended arm in order to 'drill those bolts' was engraved in my poor memory, both as funny, AND as a character builder (from what I now know.) And it sure worked. (Other kids, myself included, had to deliver 18 newspapers, you had to drill a million bolts, and you liked it-a testament to the man you too, are!) You ARE quite a character, with character, as was your dad, both friends of mine. I hold you all dearly in my heart and memories, thoughts and prayers. Considering the man your dad was, please try to find comfort that he has been reunited with your mom (and his other loved ones) preparing & awaiting the rest of us in eternal happiness. Your Old Friend, John.

John May 26 2016 12:00 AM

Thank everyone for all of your support is this very difficult time.

Alvin Large May 26 2016 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear of Bucky's passing and he will forever be missed. He was a lifelong friend to our daddy Jim and late mother Hazel and we miss him being next door. He can now rest in peace with his beloved late wife Maggie and suffer no more. May the memories you have of both your parents be with you always in your hearts.

Jim Courts and family - David, Linda (John), and Patricia May 21 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Pat "Bucky" Large

Linda Courts-Gross May 21 2016 12:00 AM

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