Thomas "Sid" Lapworth

Born: Fri., Sep. 12, 1924
Died: Sun., Mar. 3, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 06, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 06, 2013
Location: Northwest Chapel

Prayer Service

7:45 PM Wed., Mar. 06, 2013
Location: Northwest Chapel

Mass of Christian Burial

10:15 AM Thu., Mar. 07, 2013
Location: Immaculate Conception Church

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Thomas Sidney “Sid” Lapworth, Sr., Sunday, March 3, 2013. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 12, 1924. Sid was a lifelong professional musician, having begun his career in an ROTC band in high school. He served during World War II in an Army band playing for departing and returning troops. After graduating from Memphis State College he continued his musical career as a high school band director and choir director. In addition to playing in big bands and jazz bands, he had a long tenure in music sales. Currently Sid was on leave from a Columbus band, Trombones Plus. Preceded in death by first wife, Mary Ann Lapworth and second wife, Lois Lapworth, he is survived by sons Tom (Nancy) and Paul (Cathy) Lapworth, Tim (Stephanie) and Hugh (Mary) McMichael; daughters Patricia Pellerite, Susan (Dale) Linebaugh, Mary Beth (Brent) Apgear, Joan (David) Hawkins, Theresa (John) Reed, and Cheri (Danny) Leasure; sisters-in-law Helen Hogan and Charlene Shafer; brother-in-law Paul Grusenmeyer; 22 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday, March 6 from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 4661 Kenny Road, Columbus Ohio 43220 where a Prayer Service will be held at 7:45 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, March 7 10:15 A.M at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 E. North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214, Monsignor Stephan Moloney, Celebrant. Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery, 9571 North High Street, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance Fund, 197 E. Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.


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Dan & Jean Garrick
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
To the Lapworth family;

Please accept our deepest sympathy on he loss of your father, mentor, and friend.
May each of you find strength in the loving embrace of Christ. In the days ahead may you find solace in the love of family that your Father and Mother were so successful in cultivating.

During this season of Lent find peace in the knowledge that your Father is with the risen Lord in Paradise.

Peace and God's Blessings,
Dan and Jean Garrick

Margaret "Rie"Smith
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
To my Dearest Hawkins Family,

I wish to express my deepest sympathy for your recent loss.
Those we love are always, always taken too soon no matter age or situation.
Joan, Mamma H, please know the immense love and positivity you have contributed to this world and how proud you were able to make your faher during his time here on this Earth.
Never stop celebrating LIFE .
I love you all and remain continually blessed to know you.

Jim and Holly Roembke
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
Dear Tom and Nancy, Michelle, Maj (Jimmy) and Erika,

We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of your father. We wish we could be present with you to express our love and care for you and your family members.

May the love of God and the love of those around you give you strength and peace as you walk through the days ahead.

Jim and Holly Roembke

David Weltner
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Sid was was great friend and wonderful, fun musician. We played together for a number of years in various groups. Your family has lost a good man. May God and your faith sustain you. Sincerely, Dave Weltner.

Pasul Shafer
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Dearest Lapworth cousins,

Please accept my hearfelt sympathy for the loss of your sweet Father. It was sad for me to learn he had passed on. I hope you all take good care of one another and hold tight knowing you are fortunate to have had such a wonderful father.

I know I will look up with a smile in the coming days as I reflect on his life and you all in my life. God bless you all.

Cousin Paul

Dale & Melony Myers
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
To Paul and to the Lapworth families - we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Gary Smith
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Joan, Dave and family,
My sincere sympathy in the loss of your father. A talented musician, grandfather and great grandfather, a tremendous loss to those he loved and loved him. I hope you find comfort in Sid's blessings and knowing he is good hands now. God's love,blessings and peace to you always.

Terri & Jim Andrews
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
To Susan and all the Lapworth family,

I just read about your father's passing in the evening paper. Jim & I are keeping all of you in our prayers during this difficult time! Your father's gift and love of music has been forwarded to many of his children and grandchildren! He will be fondly remembered. May God bless and keep you all.
Terri and Jim Andrews

Bruno Masdea
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Louise and I were so saddend to hear of Sid's passing. He was a great person and a very talented musician. I was very happy to have him as a member of my band. Please know we share your sorrow in this difficult time

Bruno and Louise Masdea

Paul Shannon
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Susie and I were privileged to know the Lapworth family while you kids were "growing up" in Newark. Your father will long be remembered for his wit, his kindness and his musicianship, especially his dedication to the cause of keeping traditional church music alive as director of the St. Gregory Men's Choir. He was best known as an instrumentalist, but was equally talented as a vocal musician. Though we were unable to make it to Columbus for the calling hours or service, he will be lovingly remembered in our prayers for the rest of our days. God bless him and all of you. - Paul in Zanesville

Ron and Paula Hagen
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Dear Paul and Family,

We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Take comfort in knowing he has gone to a better place. He will live on in your heart.

Your friends,
Ron and Paula Hagen

Jan Whalen on behalf of HA&W
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Paul and family,

Please know that your HA&W family is keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Denny Seifried
   Posted Thu March 07, 2013
Lapworth very sad to have heard that Sid has passed away. I always looked forward to subbing in Bob Grossman's great trombone-band, Bones Plus; so, I would have a chance to hear some of Sid's great stories about days-long-gone, in the music business.

I remember the last time I saw Sid, one of his daughters brought him up to Charlevoix MI for a concert we played with Bones Plus. That was several years ago.

What an inspiration to all, aging trombone players, to be able to play as long as Sid did and to play as well as Sid did!

May Sid rest-in-peace. All trombonists who knew Sid and worked with him will miss him, greatly.

Denny Seifried-bass trombonist
Springfield OH

Paul Shafer
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
PLEASE change my name in the original condolence to Paul, not Pasul. THANK YOU

James V. Roy
   Posted Mon March 18, 2013
I'm terribly sorry to read of Sid's passing. I used to correspond and talk with him regularly as a friend of Scotty Moore's. On behalf of Scotty, Gail, myself and I'm sure the many fans, we'd like to express our deepest sympathies.

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