Lawrence “Skip” Eller III, 72 of North Kingsville, passed away Sunday August 22, 2021 at Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland. He was born December 22, 1948 in Geneva, Ohio the son of Lawrence, Jr. & Betty (Boyles) Eller.
He graduated from Edgewood High School then joined the U.S. Navy. He served two terms of duty in Vietnam. He stationed out of San Diego on the aircraft carrier, the Bonhomme Richard.
He started working at the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department in the mid-seventies. He was a road deputy, then a detective, worked in the civil division, then ended his career as a crime scene investigator in 2002.
Skip belonged to the FOP Lodge #114 where he was the secretary. He worked every year on the Shop with a Cop program. He also belonged to Orion Lodge #353 in Kingsville where he was the treasurer. He and his father were instrumental in beginning the “famous” monthly pancake breakfasts. He belonged to the Scottish Rite Valley of Cleveland. He also has memberships to the Conneaut Moose Lodge and American Legion Cowle Post #151. He served as councilman for North Kingsville for twenty-four years. He is also the President of the Land of the Canaan time share resort in Canaan Valley, West Virginia.
Skip is survived by his wife Carol (Lyon) of forty-six years; sister, Barbara (Tom) Hopkins of Conneaut, adopted sister, Valerie Bucci of Ashtabula, niece Stacy (Mike) Hozalski of Wellington and nephew, Aaron (Kristi) Feather of North Kingsville; great-nephews Ethan and Brendan Hozalski, Mason Feather & great niece Lyndsie Hozalski; also missing him are fur babies, Mallory, Bella, Sami and Cooper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jane College and brother-in-law Joe College.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM Thursday August 26, 2021 at the funeral home. An FOP service and Masonic Service will be held immediately following calling hours.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday August 27, 2021 at the Marcy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Rev Paula Marbury of the Keene United Methodist Church in Coshocton, Ohio will officiate.
Burial will take place in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville with military honors conducted by American Legion Cowle Post #151.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Shop with a Cop Program c/o Steve Febel, 215 South Market St., Jefferson, Ohio, 44047.
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