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Thomas "Sid" LapworthSeptember 12, 1924 ~ March 3, 2013 (age 88)
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.