Surrounded by his loving family, Larry R. Boob of Aaronsburg passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg. He was 72. Born April 23, 1949 in Lock Haven, Larry was a son of the late Robert and Vivian (Eminhizer) Boob. He was a 1967 graduate of Penns Valley High School. On July 16, 1994, Larry married the love of his life Marty M. Lucas who survives at their home.
In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by one daughter, Angela J. Hendricks (David) of Mifflinburg; one step-son, Chad T. Wingard (Samantha) of Spring Mills; two brothers, Lawrence “Peach” Boob (Chris) of Aaronsburg and Christopher Boob of FL; three grandchildren, Sierra and Ethan Hendricks and Charlie Wingard and three sister in laws, Bonnie Szymanski (Michael), Karen Fedisson (Joe) and Sharon Hege (Dave). Also surviving are three young men with whom Larry was very close, Ted Corman, Rodney Starr, and Matt Herschell, along with many others that Larry considered adopted sons; Jim Winkleblech, who was “Larry’s brother to another mother”, along with numerous nieces and nephews. And last but not least, surviving is Larry’s best canine friend, Zoey.
Larry was a loved and well known friend to a lot of people in the valley. Everywhere he and Marty went people knew Larry and if they didn’t know him when he got there, they knew him by the time he left. Larry was very much a people person. There weren’t too many things he wouldn’t do to help anyone. He loved kids and especially enjoyed giving treats to Amish kids. Larry was a dog lover, he even carried treats in his pocket for dogs he came across in his travels. Larry grew sweet corn every year and ended up giving a lot of it away. If there was any left after that he donated it to the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed long distance hunting and would make homemade deer bologna and jerky and give that to his friends. Larry loved a good meal; however, he made it better (at least in his opinion) by layering on the black pepper. He wouldn’t drink a beer without putting salt in it and he added Jack Daniels whiskey to his unsweetened tea and hot coffee.
Larry was the owner/operator of Larry Boob Logging. In his earlier years he built silos for Madison Silos. He was a member of the Millheim Fire Company, the Centre Hall Legion, the Miles Township Fire Company and the Sugar Valley Social Club. Larry was an avid Farmall tractor lover and enjoyed collecting, buying and selling International Harvester tractor parts. He loved going to public auctions where they sold tractors and would wheel and deal in buying the parts. He also participated in various tractor pulls in the area. Larry was very grateful to Dale and Mary Stover, who considered him a son, for all they did for him. Larry will truly be missed by his family and many friends. We will miss seeing his little Nissan truck chugging around the valley. Rest in peace Larry.
A Celebration of Larry’s life will be announced and held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Larry may be given to Pets Come First, 2451 General Potter Highway, Centre Hall, PA 16828 or to St. Jude's Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stevenrnefffuneralhome.com.
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Pets Come First
2451 General Potter Hwy, Centre Hall PA 16828
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105