Larry K. Leffel
TROY — Larry K. Leffel, age 70, of Troy, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Troy on Feb. 21, 1946, to the late Detmer and Elizabeth (Knoop) Leffel. Larry is survived by his wife of 42 years, Karen (Gaier) Leffel. Larry is also survived by three children, Joshua Leffel, of Troy, Sarah (Joshua) Terebinski, of McCordsville, Indiana, and Rebecca (James) Reynolds, of Piqua; one sister, Mary Lee Polhamus, of Troy; one brother, Thomas Leffel, of Casstown; two grandchildren, Anna Terebinski and Jack Terebinski, both of McCordsville, Indiana. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother-in-law: James Polhamus. Larry was a 1964 graduate of Miami East High School. He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Bowling Green State University and additional graduate certification from The Ohio State University and the University of Dayton. He was a high school educator for 37 years at Versailles, New Albany, Fairview Park, Northwestern and Fort Loramie High Schools. He coached basketball in each of these schools and then dedicated 17 years to coaching men's basketball and serving as the Athletic Director at Edison State Community College. Larry was recognized as the OCCAC Athletic Director of the Year in 1994-1995, the first year Edison State Community College played a home game at the Convocation Center that Larry was instrumental in establishing. Larry was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Troy. He was an avid golfer and helped to organize the senior golf league at Miami Shores. He was recently inducted into the 2016 Miami East Alumni Hall of Fame. In his later years, Larry taught math at Edison State Community College, worked in real estate and coached girls' basketball at Miami East Junior High School with his daughter, Rebecca. Larry's legacy will continue to positively influence young people for generations to come. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Troy with the Rev. James Duell as Celebrant. Private burial will be held at a later date at Casstown Cemetery in Casstown. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at Baird Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502 Troy, OH 45373 or American Cancer Society, Southwest Regional Office, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bairdfuneralhome.com .
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