John LaRue, age 52, of Brunswick, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 19, 2023. He was born on February 10, 1971, to Joseph and Nancy (nee Kephart) LaRue in Brea.
He leaves behind his loving daughters, Emma LaRue and Kailynn LaRue; mother, Nancy LaRue; siblings, David (Kelly) LaRue and Kathy (Alan) Burmeister; long- term partner and mother of his children, Teresha; nephews, KC LaRue and Peyton LaRue.
He is preceded in death by his father Joseph LaRue.
For two decades, John dedicated himself to Baker Hughes in Twinsburg, where his hard work and commitment made a lasting impact. His role went beyond just a job; he became an essential part of the Baker Hughes family. Colleagues respected and admired him for his skills and camaraderie. His legacy as a hardworking and dependable colleague will be remembered by those who had the privilege of working alongside him.
John, a man of steadfast character, exemplified unwavering love and commitment in his roles as a father, brother, and son. His paternal devotion was an unshakable pillar of strength for his children, offering guidance along the way. His pride in their achievements and determination to provide a stable foundation spoke volumes about his dedication to family.
In the realm of brotherhood, John was not merely a sibling but a trusted confidant and companion. His camaraderie with his brothers and sisters was built on shared values and a mutual understanding that didn’t mince words.
In honoring the values instilled by his parents, John embodied a deep sense of respect and gratitude for his family's roots. His life was a testament to the enduring influence of the principles and traditions passed down through generations.
In the arena of sports, John was a fierce enthusiast, particularly passionate about Ohio State football and Pittsburgh Penguins hockey. His commitment to his teams never wavered, and he expressed his joy for victories with remarkable intensity.
Smash through to victory. We cheer you as we go. Our honor defend! We will fight to the end! For O-HI-O!
During moments of leisure, John loved to head out on to the golf course. His affinity for motorcycles showcased a love for the open road, with the roar of the engine and the wind against his face.
John's life was a testament to strength, commitment, and the profound impact one man can have on those around him. As loved ones reflect on the memories he leaves behind, they find solace in the enduring legacy of a man who approached life with a seriousness of purpose, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who shared his journey.
Per John’s wishes, he is to be cremated.
Please join the family for visitation on Monday, November 27, 2023, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm with a service to follow at 7:00 pm at Carlson Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 1642 Pearl Rd. (1/2 mile south of route 303), Brunswick.