In Memory


Karl Held

K. Lars Held, 60, of Latrobe, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Born Dec. 21, 1946, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Karl H. and Mary Louise (Johnson) Held. Lars was the chief financial officer for the Overly Door Co., Greensburg. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard C. Held. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne M. (Ingersoll) Held; a son, Christopher L. Held and his wife, Caren, of Latrobe; a daughter, Julianne Malesky and her husband, Ben, of Ligonier; three brothers, Eric J. Held of Washington, Pa., Charles P. Held of Hagerstown, Md., and Kurt H. Held of Pittsburgh; a sister, Jean Held of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren, Emmaly and Wyatt; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robert and Helen Ingersoll of Latrobe.

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07/17/14 07:51 AM #1    

Sallie Hipps (Dent)

Lars, as we Regent Square kids knew him, was a quiet person.  Determined to do everything correctly, as I remember.   He and I were always square dancing partners in Regent Square gym classes.  We were the tallest in the class.  I do remember when he and Suzanne started dating in high school.

Guy and I send our sympathy to Suzanne and her family.

07/17/14 02:42 PM #2    

Martha King (Toula)

I just found out today about Lars' death. I haven't seen him since my Regent Square days. We were never even good friends, more of a rival, me being a know-it-all back then, a girls vs boys kind of girl back then. And coming from such a tiny class and into such an immense and intimidating high school, I don't think our paths crossed even once amid the multitudes. I remember Lars as very intelligent, quiet, but once in a while, mischievous. (Anyone from RS remember that winter day in 8th grade when our class was watching him from the 2nd floor windows  as Lars was shoveling certain words in the snow for our delight? Why he had a snow shovel I have long forgotten.)  So now I feel a loss and regret that I never had the chance of knowing him more than I did as a child. I do know that he was a good and honest person. And as he was part of my memory, I miss him today. 

07/18/14 07:55 AM #3    

David Slavkin

Remembering Karl as a gentle man and a committed bandsman.

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