Lawrence England

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

He was born in Wheeling, W.Va., 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, Ohio, Marc (Erin) England, of Woodbridge, Va., Laura (Don) Benson, of Lewis Center, Ohio; 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 Homes and Crematory 441 37th St. from noon to 6 p.m. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Monday November 7 at the St. John Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Father Daniel Heusel as Celebrant.

Entombment to follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum Wheeling, W.Va.

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

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

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