Lawrence Timothy “Larry” Iovan age 71 of Slaughterville, OK passed away at his home on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. He was born on July 30, 1942 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He was the oldest of three children born to Timothy Iovan and Helen Dorothy (Synutko). Born in southeastern Michigan, Larry attended Highland Park Elementary School, a suburb of downtown Detroit. He spent his high school years in Southern California where he enjoyed playing baseball and tennis. After high school he joined the U.S. Air Force and served four years before being honorably discharged in 1964. He then attended college for two years before spending five years as a journalist. He later left Southern California and moved back to Michigan where he met and married the love of his life, Mary Fisher. They were married on June 6, 1971 in Detroit and together raised five children. Larry worked various jobs before going to work for the U.S. Postal service as a clerk. He later became a Letter Carrier, eventually working his way up to Electronic Technician which moved him to Oklahoma City. Before retiring Larry became the Maintenance Craft Director for the Union, then won appointment as a National Arbitration Advocate, representing the Union. After retiring he later went to work as a technical instructor at the Postal Service’s Technical Training Center in Norman, OK. He worked there six years before retiring his 2nd time. Larry and Mary moved to Slaughterville in 1993 and in 2010 he became a proud member of the Slaughterville Board of Trustees. He remained active in the affairs of the Slaughterville community until his health forced him to resign. Larry was faithful Christian man and was a member of the St. Thomas More Parish in Norman. Larry’s interest and hobbies include science, watching the international financial world but mainly building and collecting electric trains and model trains. He was preceded in death by: Father: Timothy Iovan, He is survived by: Mother: Helen Iovan of San Juan Capistrano, CA, Wife: Mary of the home, Five children: Richard Iovan and wife Sarah of Belvidere, IL, Keith Iovan of Lexington, OK, Timothy Iovan and wife Fether of Noble, OK, Sarah Evans and husband Chad of OKC, OK, Theresa Iovan of Nashville, TN, One brother: Ron Iovan of San Juan Capistrano, CA, One sister: Cheryll Skinner and husband Rick of Lake Forest , CA, Three grandchildren: David, Lana and Sylvie Iovan and one on the way. Also many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell, OK. Followed by a Funeral Mass Service 11:00 am Friday, August 30, 2013 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Norman, OK. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Norman.
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