Lawrence Erwin Arend, beloved husband of Bonnie (nee Brooks) and the late Janet (nee Geyer), son of Edward and Dolores (nee Emlich), brother of the late Thomas (Carole) and Gerald Arend.
Larry was a loving father to his sons, Scott (Sherry) and Christopher (Mary) and daughter Michele (Danny) Littlepage. Cherished grandfather of seven including Jason, Tiffany, (Devin), Nathan, Chantille (Les), Monica, Scott (Bree), and Sabrina.
Great grandfather to Jake, Dylan, Sophia, Colten, Sawyer, Aubree, and Harper.
Cherished uncle to Curt (Jennifer), Greg (Lynn), Brian (Joann) Arend, nieces and nephews.
Passed away November 6, 2021, following a short illness.
Larry retired from Cognis Corporation after 42 years of service, most recently as a Machinist. He received his certification through Cincinnati State College. Larry also held a number of volunteer roles with Dunlap Fire Department, United Steelworkers, United Way, Emery Federal Credit Union Board of Directors and as a Board President for Heritage Pointe Condominiums.
Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows, 330 Lebanon St., Monroe, OH 45050, on Monday, November 15, 2021, from 9 AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be streamed live and can be viewed by clicking this link. Private burial of ashes will take place at Crown Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 4370 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45242.
Hodapp Funeral Home of Liberty Twp., 513-847-1088, serving the family.
The Burdetts - Nov 15, 2021
Still getting over the shock of losing such a friend. He was considered family with us and we can not be with you all today due to medical/mobility issues. We made a lot of memories over the years here as well as at work. He will be greatly missed by all of us that came in contact with him. Prayers and may GOD be with you in this time of sorrow. Our condolences to both families. Les,Mary, Tom & Michelle
Greg Ebner - Nov 15, 2021
So sorry to hear about Larry he was a great man and did a lot of good things, He was also my son’s god father, He will not be forgotten
Randy Metzner - Nov 14, 2021
The last of the Emery Arend brothers has left us. My sincerest condolences to Bonnie and the entire Arend family. Throughout my many conversations with Larry, over many years, I found him to be the voice of reason and calmness. During one situation at work that had me fired up, he offered this advice that has stuck with me: Son sometimes you just need to engage your brain before you open your mouth! I think Larry followed his own advice profoundly, I found his words to always be genuine and meaningful. Larry will be missed by a ton of friends as well as his family. Randy Metzner Proud friend of the Arend Brothers.
Charlotte And John Kaiser - Nov 13, 2021
Lots of good times. You were a great neighbor.
Valerie Dawson - Nov 13, 2021
To the entire Arend family, I’m so sorry to hear about your great loss. May God continue to open His arms and wrap each and everyone of you tightly and give you an abundance of strength. You have my deepest sympathy and condolences💐
Paul Thomas - Nov 13, 2021
Mary Z. and I want to express our condolences to the family. We worked with Larry many years. Words cannot explain how we feel. Prayers for Bonnie and family.
Bonnie Morris Burton - Nov 13, 2021
Bonnie and Family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.
Joel & Vita Higgins - Nov 13, 2021
Our condolences to the Arend family. Larry will be missed by many.
Philena Spence - Nov 12, 2021
Larry was a kind and wonderful man. He did so much for his community and taught me a lot in the years we worked together. I’m thankful I was able to get to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Dan Kowalski - Nov 11, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Larry was a great guy and backed me up when I needed help.
Julie Taylor - Nov 11, 2021
So sorry to hear. He will be missed!
Gary L Vick - Nov 11, 2021
Bonnie and family I find it very difficult to express my feelings with words..God Bless.
Rodney& Laurie Bell - Nov 11, 2021
Bonnie, On behalf of Laurie and me please accept our condolences and sincere prayers. May you find comfort and healing through your faith.
Brenda Silver - Nov 10, 2021
Bonnie and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I know your heart is breaking, but we will pray for strength and comfort for your family.
Bob Richardson - Nov 10, 2021
Good friend and neighbor. Will be missed
Bill and Candee Brooks Family - Nov 10, 2021
Bonnie and members of the Arend family, we send you our love, prayers and sympathy over Larry's passing on to be with the Lord in Heaven. We were blessed to have known him in our Brooks family and will certainly miss him. We cannot make it to the service as we will be in NY for the Children''s Tumor Foundation event, but have made a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in his honor. God bless all of you in this difficult time.
Jim Vaughn - Nov 10, 2021
My condolences to Bonnie and all of Larry’s family. Larry was always the voice of reason in difficult times. Larry will be missed by all.
Lee & Kathy Boody - Nov 10, 2021
Bonnie, so sorry for this terrible loss for you and the Arend family. Larry was such a welcome addition to our Brooks family and will be sorely missed!❤️
Annie Petersman - Nov 10, 2021
So sorry to hear about Larry. He was a good friend, a great man and will surely be missed. Prayers for Bonnie and his family.
Chance Greene - Nov 10, 2021
Larry will be missed and will always be loved.. i give the family my condolences
Donns Brinck - Nov 10, 2021
You we’re always an amazing nice guy. Condolences to your family🙏
Gary Toft - Nov 10, 2021
As evidenced by the the messages here, Larry will be missed by many, many people …. and I’m one. My deepest sympathies to the family.
John Bott - Nov 10, 2021
Sad day for us great day for heaven above
kenneth cress - Nov 10, 2021
So sorry to hear about Larrys passing he was a great friend and mentor, he will be missed by everyone who new him.
David Wethington - Nov 10, 2021
Had lots of great times and one of the best to work with. Larry Rest in the loving arms of Jesus. Also look for my wife Carol, the upside down Volkswagen
Mary Ann Davis - Nov 10, 2021
Larry will be dearly missed and I am so sorry to hear he passed. We had a lot of fun working together on the United Way Committee way back @ Henkel/Emery. Prayers for Bonnie & family 🙏
Amy & Mike Harris - Nov 10, 2021
So sorry to see such a great man gone. Prayers to the family. RIP Larry
Mary Kuntz - Nov 10, 2021
To Bonnie and family - my sincere condolences and sympathy. Larry was one of the first people to welcome me when I arrived at the Cincinnati plant. His kind heart and friendship will never be forgotten.
Janie Brantley - Nov 10, 2021
Condolences to the family from Janie & Norman Brantley Jr .He was a great guy gone but never will be forgotten.!
Kandy Stocker - Nov 9, 2021
I was saddened to hear about his passing, he was just an all around Good Guy. My prayers to the family.
Ernie Eve - Nov 9, 2021
Larry and I were long time friends and coworkers. He will be missed by all. Prayers for his family.
edward clark - Nov 9, 2021
So sorry to hear about your lost. He was one the greatest person I ever knew. Prayers to Bonnie and your Family.
Bob doyle - Nov 9, 2021
I was very sorry to hear of Larry's death we had many good laughs while working together. He will be missed. He was truly one of the good guys.
Ken Grothaus - Nov 9, 2021
Dear Bonnie and family, We were so sorry to hear about Larry. Ken has fond memories growing up with Larry, Tom and Gerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Ken and Brenda
Ed Meenach - Nov 9, 2021
I am so grateful to have known Larry. I always had the highest regard and respect for him. To Bonnie and and his loved ones you have my deepest sympathy.
Julie and Jim Brace - Nov 9, 2021
Bonnie and family- we are so sorry for your loss. We have been blessed by yours and Larry’s friendship over the years. A wonderful man that will be greatly missed. You are all in our prayers. Julie and Jim Brace
Patrick Harrison - Nov 9, 2021
Bonnie, Chris and Larry Arend family members: I am saddened by the loss of Larry. He, as well as all of you, have held a very special place in my heart and in my life. He was particularly a strong influence on me during our time together at Henkel and Cognis. Peace be with you.