Lawrence England

May 21, 2011 - November 3, 2011

05/21/2011 - 11/03/2011

Past Services

Sunday November 06, 2011
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
Monday November 07, 2011
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Monday November 07, 2011
10:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
415-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Lawrence R. England, 75, of St. Clairsville, Ohio died Thursday November 3, 2011.

He was born in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late William and Virginia Kaltenbach England.

He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Bellaire, Ohio where he was a Eucharistic Minister since 1979. He graduated from Wheeling Central Catholic High School Class of 1953 and attended Wheeling College. He was currently CEO of The Individual Practice Association and was Hospital Administrator of Bellaire City Hospital for 30 years. Larry was a member of the Royal Society of Health, a lifetime member of the Ohio Hospital Association, The American Academy Medical Administrators and The IPA Association of America. He was also, a U.S. Navy Veteran.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son; Eric England, his daughter; Leeanne England and his brother; Terry England.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years; Ruth Ann Dabrawsky England, three children; Scott England, of Grove City, OH, Marc Erin England, of Woodbridge, VA, Laura Don Benson, of Lewis Center, OH, his brother; William Joann England, of Gladstone, MO, three grandchildren; Evan, Christopher, and Leeanne Benson.

Family and friends will be received Sunday November 6, 2011 at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory 441 37th St. from 12Noon-6pm. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Monday November 7 at the St. John Catholic Church, at 10am with Father Daniel Heusel as Celebrant.

Entombment to follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

A vigil service will be held Sunday at 5:30pm in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: St. John Catholic Church 415 37th St Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

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Lori Long Root
8 years ago

Dear England Family,

Thinking of you at this difficult time. My father, Bill Long and Larry were good friends when I was growing up in the Ohio Valley. I remember when I was in college, Mr. England helped me get an internship in the therapy department at Bellaire Hospital which was much appreciated.

May his memory be a blessing.

Michelle Vucelich
8 years ago

Dear Laura and Family,

So sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your father. I just saw him at the SJC Homecoming game, and he looked so proud to see you in the parade. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May you be comforted by the wonderful memories you have of your father.

God Bless,

Michelle Moran Vucelich

SJC Class of ’89

Cindy&Bob Mroczkowski
8 years ago

Dear Mark,

We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Asther & Harlan Sutandi
8 years ago

Dear Ruth Ann

Please know that our thoughts and prayers

are with you and your family, now and in the days following.

Larry will be sadly missed by many.

Theresa Bonenberger Jewett
8 years ago

Dear Ruthie,

I have many fond memories of Larry’s laughter, his generosity, and love for family.

We can’t be with you at this sad time but know we are saying prayers for you and all our cousins.

Much love,

The Jewetts- Don, Theresa, Maggie & Caroline

8 years ago


Julie B.
8 years ago

Mrs. England & Family: I am employed in The Health Plan’s Finance Department and worked with Larry and his staff for many years. Larry was always so kind to me and I was so upset to hear about his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Julie B.

Kim Himes
8 years ago

Mrs. England and Family ñ

My father, Joe Sherman, worked for Mr. England for several years at the Bellaire Hospital. Dad thought the world of him. Mr. England treated Dad with a level of kindness and respect that is often not shown to maintenance staff. Dad always said he ìfelt like a million bucksî because he had ìthe best boss in the world.î

On behalf of our family and in Dadís memory, we send our condolences.

Nancy Sukys
8 years ago

Mrs. England,

Deepest sympathy from myself and my staff on the loss of your husband. He was such a fine person and will be so sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Beverly Hohnsee McCollam
8 years ago

My Aunt Lois Bierkortte worked with Larry and Deana at Wheeling Tile. When my aunt was at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, he sent her a card with a photo of them when they all worked there. She really treasured that. When my aunt died he visited the funeral home and I had the chance to speak with him. I was shocked and saddened to read of his death. He was a good man! My most sincere sympathy to the family.

Charles Zani
8 years ago

really sorry to hear about larry. i graduated from central with larry class of ’53. i;’ll remember him at mass. charlie Z.

David Hahn
8 years ago

Ruth Ann and Family,

Please accept Beth and my condolances. Both Beth and I have been traveling and were not made aware of Larry’s passing until Wednesday by a friend. I had just seen Larry and discussed health care and the IPA in late September. He looked very good and I enjoyed catching up on his activities and our circle of friends in health care. Larry will certainly be missed by the community. We hope the many fond memories and good times will be held forever.

Edward A. Young
8 years ago

Ruth Ann: May you know that others care and sympathize the lost of a friend & business professional. Living on the same street, going to the same schools and during business with Larry was always cherished. May he rest in peace.

JoAnn O'Connor Dorinski
8 years ago


I’m so sorry to hear about Larry. He will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children at this time.


Don Rankin
8 years ago

Scott and family,

My thoughts are with you and your family in this time of loss.

Bob Ney
8 years ago

To Ruth Ann and Family,

I am in India so I cannot attend the service for Larry. He was such a fine man and I learned quite a lot over the years from him when we dealt with issues together affecting the valley and the nation.

His kindness, integrity, and knowledge was amazing.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss.

God Bless

Bob Ney Jr.

Newark, Ohio

Dallas Gray
8 years ago

To the England Family:

Please accept my deepest consolences for the loss of Mr. England.