Larry Srokosz

A photo of Larry Srokosz



Today, February 3, 2019 we lost our Dad, Larry Srokosz.

 It is with the heaviest of hearts that I say this, and whether it is appropriate or not is not the point, but this man had a great influence on my life and I celebrate his fatherhood. 

 I cherish the memories with Dad, and the best ones always involved music. To me, he taught us the value of music. The best that I can remember is Colton and I sitting in the back of that white 95 Buick, with that god-awful red upholstery, driving down our home dirt road- listening to the best music we had ever heard; songs sung with such meaning and compassion; Roy Orbison, George Strait, Randy Travis to name a few. The 3 of us just singing our hearts out along with them. Dad lived by music and let it flow through him. There were countless nights where Dad would crank the karaoke machine, blast some George Strait and with microphone in hand, Dad would sing the deepest that bellowing base of his would go (it shook the house). Needless to say, it was awesome. Even being halfway across the country, we would call each other and say “Hey, have you heard this song?” And we would sing and harmonize (as best we could) over the phone or we would “gab” about the whole “caboodle”, or to my little “gaffer”, Callie. I called this Dad-speak, and what’s great is that these are all actual words in the dictionary. 

 Dad was also a mechanical marvel. He never ceased to amaze me. Anything that involved moving parts was something he needed to take apart, he was compelled to figure out how something worked. I loved that. Whether he put it back together was another story. That may have rubbed off a bit on Colton and I. But he could fix anything, he was a real-world McGuyver, he felt that anything tangible or even intangible could be fixed, or built, with any resources you could find. He taught us that if you were ever short a screwdriver, there was always a butter knife, or that you can build a go-kart with a chainsaw motor. He was a great man, Dad, mentor. I miss him, he taught us you have to listen for the music in life. I know there will be a key note missing from mine.

 Rest in peace, Dad. I love you so much. I’m coming home.   Cody James

 Larry Srokosz was born 61 years ago to the late Stanley & Irene Srokosz. He is survived by Terry Srokosz, by his sons Cody Srokosz and Colton Srokosz, by his granddaughter Callie Srokosz, by his sister Diane & Gary “Whitey” Guyett, and by his brothers Frank & Dyanne Srokosz and Dennis & Shelley Srokosz. He will be remembered by his sister in laws Della & Robert Johnson, Gwen & Doug Duyck and by his mother-in-law Molly Cross.

In keeping with Larry’s wishes, a private ceremony will take place at a later date. Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Friends wishing to remember Larry with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice.

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My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Terry, Cody and Colton, I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Hugs to you all.

Terry, Cody, Colton and all the Srokosz family We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Larry. Many a good times we had. May the memories and love that you share, help you through these difficult days. Beautiful tribute Cody! Rest in peace Larry John and Terri Warren

We’re sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

My deepest sympathy to you and your family Terry.

Dear Terry and family, sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Many years ago in our dating days it was me and Larry at the Red Barrel in Chatham when he pursued yourself for a life-long journey cut too early in years . RIP my friend!

Dear Terry and Family, so sorry to hear of Larry's passing . Sending you my sincere condolences. Moe

Dear Terry, Cody and Colton We are very sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathies to each of you ... Oz and Barb

Diane and Family : So sorry to hear of your brothers passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Terry, I’m thinking of you, the boys and your family at this sad time in your life. I think of you often Terry, you are a great person and you were a great coworker. Take care.

Terry , Cody, Colten, Callie & families So very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers . 🙏❤️ Marg & Jeff Bliss

Dear Terry and family I send you my deepest sympathy and hugs at this difficult time. If there is anything you need please don't hesitate to get ahold of me.

Terry & Family, So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Big hugs to you at this time. Cheryl

What a beautiful tribute to your Dad. We never knew this about him. Ted shared a room with your Father at Ouelette Hospital, Windsor, last Fall. We were also your Father’s teachers. We made him laugh and remember a few of his early school days while we were in the hospital. May you find comfort in all of your memories, especially your musical ones. Thinking of you. Ted and Brenda Rumble

We are so sorry to hear of cousin Larry's passing. Sending you all our sincere condolences. Larry will be missed. Bill and Cindy Maxfield and family.

I will miss you cousin. Big hugs to all the Srokosz family.