Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 4, 2012 11:47 am EST


CENTERBURG — Randy L. McLarnan, 56, of Centerburg, a devoted husband, son, and friend, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, Jan. 2, 2012, at Knox Community Hospital Emergency Room.

Randy was a dedicated worker, recently retiring with 30 years of service to Dover Elevator (now ThyssenKrupp Elevator), while also serving as a contributing member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors.

In the past year, Randy enjoyed the pace of his retirement, not that it had actually slowed him (or his immaculately maintained Harley-Davidson Road King). Those who spent the most time with him knew that he was just as busy as ever, but that he was busy with exactly what he wanted. And he was home more often. Probably no one appreciated this last fact more than his dog, Oliver, who spent many mornings, afternoons and nights, just waiting for his best friend to share his favorite treat, a Reese’s peanut-butter cup (or three). An avid reader, a connoisseur of fine cigars, an amateur photographer: none of these were titles that Randy would have claimed for himself, but all of them he was.

A 1973 graduate of Centerburg High School, Randy chose to make his life in his hometown. He cared about his community, recently being elected to a second term on Centerburg Town Council. No matter what hat he wore, he was reserved and thoughtful, which only made his quick wit and cool been-around-the-block sense of insight that much more impacting when he spoke out.

Randy was born Sept. 14, 1955, in Mount Vernon, to Richard (Jess) and Nancy (Patrick) McLarnan. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 12 years, Angela (Jagger) McLarnan; brother, Eric (Michelle) McLarnan of Wooster; sister, Toni (David) Wynn of Strongsville; niece, Erica McLarnan; nephews, Jim McLarnan, Jesse and Scott Wynn, Zac and Silas Beals; and three great-nephews.

Family and friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Services will be held there Friday at 11 a.m., with special family friend Ray Richardson officiating. Private inurnment will take place at a later date in the Friendship Cemetery, Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions can be made to Central Ohio Joint Fire District, P.O. Box 727, Centerburg, OH 43011; or to the American Heart Association, 15120 Collection Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693.

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