Calling Hours:
Friday, January 31, 2020, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral and Committal Services:
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Tina Keller, officiating
Pastor of Fredonia United Methodist Church

Burial will be in Millbank Cemetery, Fredonia, PA

Larry Charles Staley, age 79, of East Chestnut St., Fredonia, PA, passed away Wednesday morning, January 29, 2020 in St. Paul's Senior Living Community after an extended illness. 

He was born in Clarion, PA on August 12, 1940 to Lewis and Charlotte (Barton) Staley. Larry was a 1959 graduate of Clarion High School and received his Bachelor and Master's Degrees from Clarion University. He retired from Reynolds School District in 1998 after serving as a fourth grade teacher for thirty years. He had previously been employed for five years in the same capacity at East Forest Elementary in Marienville, PA.

Larry was a member of Fredonia United Methodist Church and F&AM Hebron Lodge #575, Mercer. He enjoyed staying active and was a member of Coolspring Fitness and took part in the Great Ohio Bike ride for six years. In addition, Larry served as the caretaker of Millbank Cemetery in Fredonia for seventeen years.

On August 27, 1966, he married the former Carol Huffman, she survives at home. Also survivng is a daughter; Tricia Staley of Pittsburgh, PA, a son; Joel Staley and his wife Jennifer of Sycamore, IL, his sister; Doris Grottenthaler and her husband Charles of Fayetteville, PA, two brothers; Jack Staley and his wife Lucille of Clarion, PA and Lewis Staley of Cary, NC and two grandchildren; Ulrich and Elena. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother; Jerry Staley and a sister; Lena Herron.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reynolds High School Alumni Assoc. Scholarship, 531 Reynolds Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Don & Carol Don & Carol
    January 30, 2020    

    Dear Carol and family, so sorry but i know Larry had suffered a long time. Know that we are thinking of all of you at this difficult time..

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 30, 2020    

    Mrs didn’t know till now my daughter Penny had in school and graduated with your daughter sending prayers to and your family. Carrie Wright

  3. Arch & Joanne Reddinger Arch & Joanne Reddinger
    January 30, 2020    

    RIP old friend. You will be missed.

  4. Larry Mumford Larry Mumford
    January 30, 2020    

    My sincere condolences to the entire Staley family. My continued thoughts and prayers.
    It was always great to catch up with Larry at our high school class reunions. I find it so interesting that Larry (as our football team center) and I (as our football quarterback) chose the same profession. We both taught fourth grade. I fondly remember a speech course we took together while at Clarion State. For one of our speech assignments, we explained, modeled, and demonstrated the exchange between the center and the quarterback. We both received A’s for that particular speech. During our football games, we never had a fumble because of Larry’s attention to detail, practice, and skill. Larry was a great friend, classmate, and teammate. His work ethic, constant positivity, and perseverance will always be remembered. He was someone you wanted to emulate. Larry was so accountable, consistent, trustworthy, and nice every day. Over the years, he was always interested in my career, my life, and my family. We had recently made plans to travel back to Clarion together to visit another one of our high school friends. I am extremely grateful for the fact that I knew Larry Staley. What a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, teacher, and friend. Truly an All-American. I will miss you, Beans. Sincerely, Larry Mumford, Avon Lake, Ohio

  5. Sherry Lesnett Sherry Lesnett
    January 30, 2020    

    My sincere condolences to the Staley family. I had Mr.Staley in forth grade and he was a fantastic Teacher and a wonderful person. He will be sorely missed by all. Again my condolences.

  6. Don Varner Don Varner
    January 31, 2020    

    My prayers and thoughts are with Larry’s family.
    He was the BEST center any football team would love.
    His smile will always be planted in my mind.
    The world is a better place because of his life.
    I miss you, Beans !!
    Classmate, Team player, & Friend,

  7. Jason A. (Stull) Mills Jason A. (Stull) Mills
    January 31, 2020    

    Sympathies and prayers for the Staley family. I had Mr. Staley for my teacher in 3rd and 5th grades. I Graduated with son Joel in 1989. Thoughts are with all of his family during this difficult time.

  8. Gordon And DEE Stewart Mason,Oh. Gordon And DEE Stewart Mason,Oh.
    February 2, 2020    

    Sympathies To the Staley Family, Wishes of peace to you and yours in this time of sorrow. Larry and I went all through school together. Just seen him in September at our 60th class reunion. While watching his family pictures on the Obit, I’m sitting here at my computer with a tissue wiping tears. God Bless to All.

  9. Linda Hooks Linda Hooks
    February 4, 2020    

    Carol and family. Was so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. To know that his pain is over has to be some relief. I know what what watching s loved one is like. You feel so helpless. Larry was a great guy like all of the others has said and will be missed daily. I would see him when he volunteered at the hospital. Always that Staley smile. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you continue your journey till you meet again. God Bless.

  10. Gary Harriger Gary Harriger
    February 6, 2020    

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Larry. A great classmate always with a welcoming smile. I’m sure he will be missed by all.
    Gods grace and peace for his family.

  11. Jerry & Ruth Gaines Jerry & Ruth Gaines
    February 10, 2020    

    My best memories are the bicycle trips Larry and I took locally and the weeklong Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) we did several times. Lake Wilhelm Bike Trail was our favorite local trail.

    Larry, you are missed by both if us.

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