BROOKFIELD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Larry E. Dillingham, age 81, of Brookfield, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 4, 2023, in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio.

Born October 12, 1941, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Jesse and Cora (Johnson) Dillingham.

Larry was a 1960 graduate of Brookfield High School and served his country honorably in the

U.S. Air Force.

He married the former Mary Daugherty on March 25, 1978; she survives at home.

He spent most of his career as a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service in Youngstown, Ohio.

He enjoyed fishing, sports and music of all genres. He was known for his great storytelling, was a passionate Ohio Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns fan, and loved westerns.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason with the former Prince Hall Lodge in Farrell, Pennsylvania.

He was also a member and Elder Emeritus of Central Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by a daughter, Shannon Irvin of Atlanta, Georgia; a son, Christian (Krista) Dillingham of Chicago, Illinois and four grandchildren, Destiny Ivey, Skai Irvin and Eleanor and Cora Dillingham.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home LLC, 264 E. State Street, Sharon, PA 16146.

A funeral service will take place on Friday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Rick Stauffer officiating.

Larry will be buried on Monday, September 11, 2023, in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

Memorial contributions can be made to either Central Christian Church, 218 Meadowbrook Road, Hermitage, PA 16148, or the American Kidney Fund at or 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

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A television tribute will air Thursday, September 7 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.