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Larry HighfieldHomer Larry Highfield, 81, of Brick Church, Pa., passed away peacefully Friday, September 9, 2022 at Allegheny General Hospital with his son by his side. He was a loving husband to his late wife Judy, a wonderful father and father-in-law and a successful shoe store owner.
He was born in Gilpin Township, Pa., on March 20, 1941 to Homer and Mildred (Gray) Highfield.
Larry began working at a young age at Wade's Shoes in Vandergrift. It was there that he met his future wife Judy when she came in to buy a pair of shoes. The two fell in love and were married in 1968.
Eventually, he opened his own store, Larry's Shoes, along Philadelphia Street in Indiana, Pa. After more than twenty years in business, he closed the store and began selling cars for his cousins at Kalmar Motors in Gilpin.
Larry and Judy were long-time members of the Elderton Presbyterian Church.
He cared for Judy during her battle with Alzheimer's until her death in 2017.
Larry loved spending time with his family and his cat Marvin and watching his son on KDKA-TV.
He also really enjoyed the company of the people who helped him stay at home during his battle with Parkinson's, including Patty, Cindy, Wally, Cathy, Crystal and Norman.
Larry is survived by his son David and husband Gary Kline, of Pittsburgh; sister Patricia Troutman and husband Dennis, of Leechburg; sisters-in-law Janice Murray of East Brady; Carolyn Kennedy and husband Fred, of Kittanning; Elizabeth Knudsen and husband Rick, of Kittanning; brother-in-law Fred Heilman and wife Patricia, of Indiana; niece Sue Szyklinski and husband Robert, of Clinton and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 48 years Judith Gail (Heilman) Highfield; and half-sisters Ora Belle "Tootie" Hall and Louise Hunter.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022 at Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, 238 S. Main St., Elderton, PA.
Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 at the Elderton Presbyterian Church, 115 N. Main St., Elderton, PA, with the Rev. Dr. Angel De La Cruz officiating.
Burial will be in Elderton Cemetery, Elderton, PA.
Contributions may be made in Larry's memory to the Elderton Presbyterian Church, PO Box 159, Elderton, PA, 15736.
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