Syracuse Obituaries

Lawrence J. Migedt

Larry_Close Up1024Lawrence J. Migedt, 75, formerly of Syracuse, Ind., Big Pine Key, Fla, and Goshen, Ind., passed away peacefully at his home with family in Englewood, Fla., due to cancer on April 15, 2014.

Lawrence, better known as Larry, was born on July 25, 1938, in Detroit, Mich., to Dolores Migedt Nadlicki and was raised by his aunt and uncle, Fran and Ted Phair.

In addition to serving in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division, Larry owned multiple businesses in Florida and Indiana. He retired from Riverside Tool Corp. in Elkhart, Ind., where he worked in sales and customer service. Larry was fondly known to customers and associates as “The Old Man” or the “Candy Man” as he always greeted you with a piece of candy. He never knew a stranger.

Larry came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ 40 years ago and saw it transform himself and his family. He faithfully served in the church, most recently at West Coast Church in Englewood as a board member and usher. He also did work with Habitat for Humanity.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years: Barbara; daughters: Nancy (Pat) Mignery, Susan (Bob) Penick and Cynthia Holcomb; a son: Ronald (Angela) Migedt; nine grandchildren: Adam Mignery, Sarah Lockridge, Jenny Smithson, Elizabeth Penick, Ian Kintigh, Lisa McMullens, Ronald Jr. “Johnny” Migedt, Mindy Migedt and Hunter Migedt; two sisters: Beverly (Tony) Ventimiglia and Carol Klank; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son: Mark Holcomb.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, at West Coast Church, 240 Pine St., Englewood, FL 34223.

Memorials may be made to West Coast Church www.westcoastchurch.com for their building expansion, a project that Larry was passionate about.

Beth Ann Mayhew — PENDING

Beth Ann Mayhew, 69, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home.

Arrangements are currently pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse.

Marshall G. ‘Baldy’ Boyer Sr.

Marshall G. “Baldy” Boyer Sr.Marshall G. “Baldy” Boyer Sr., 76, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1938, in Warsaw, Ind., to Sanford G. and Margaret Mildred ‘Milly’ (Benge) Boyer. He graduated in 1955 from Macy High School, was a United States Navy Veteran and moved to Syracuse in 1962 from the Macy area. On Aug. 11, 196, he married Wilma Nicodemus who preceded him in death. On Dec. 15, 2001, he married Sandra K. ‘Sandy’ (Hammer) Drew who survives.

He was formerly employed at Starcraft in Topeka for 12 years, Commodore Homes in Syracuse, Regent Homes in Syracuse, Fairmont Homes in Nappanee, Ind., and Blue Finn Homes in Nappanee.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 223 in Syracuse.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters: Teresa Boyer, Syracuse; Diane (Fred) Shambaugh, Akron, Ind.; four sons: Marshall Boyer Jr., Milford, Ind.; Tony (Flora) Boyer, Warsaw; Jim (Deb) Glaze, Pierceton, Ind.; Mike Glaze, Decatur, Ind.; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by his parents; his first wife; and his sister.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, in the funeral home, with Pastor Brad Cox of the Wawasee Lakeside Chapel officiating. Military rites will be performed by Syracuse American Legion following services at the funeral home. Private family burial will take place in the Akron Cemetery.

Memorial bequest may be given to Goshen Care at Home Hospice, P O Box 723, Goshen, IN 46526. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Zoey Lynn Marchand

Zoey Lynn Marchand, of Syracuse, Ind., was stillborn at 6:55 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She is the daughter of Nicholas A. and Andrea J. (Hensley) Marchand.

She is survived by her parents; a brother: Wesley Marchand, at home; maternal grandfather: Glenn Hensley II, Columbia City, Ind.; paternal grandparents: Gregory and Vickie Marchand, Topeka, Ind.; great-grandparents: Glenn ‘Doyle’ Hensley, Cromwell; Harold and Daphne Yoh, Leesburg, Ind.; Ida Marchand, Goshen, Ind.; and Ella Bradley, Pierceton

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother: Annette Yoh-Farris.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse.

Memorial bequest may be given to the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Thomas Frederick Harvey

Thomas Frederick Harvey, 79, of Syracuse, passed away at 6:02 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, in his home.

He was born Jan. 31, 1935, in North Carolina to Jonas Carl and Zula (Wynn) Harvey. He graduated high school and attended some college. He was a veteran of United States Air Force, which he entered at Detroit, Mich. on Aug. 5, 1957, and was honorably discharged at Travis AFB, Fairfield, Calif.

Thomas was a boat salesman. He enjoyed snowmobiling and repairing any kind of watercraft.

He is survived by his daughters: Rachel Harvey, Bremen, Ind.; Shayna Harvey, Bremen; sons: Ronald Harvey, Florida; Tommy Harvey, Florida; grandson: Ryan Harvey, Florida; and sisters: Jeretta, Carolyn and Nancy.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, in the Richfork Baptist Church, 3993 Old Highway 29 Thomasville, N.C. Titus Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

To sign the guest register or leave online condolences, visit the Titus Funeral Home website.