HENDERSON, Nev. - Daryl Eugene Lapp, 68, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at his home surrounded by his beloved wife, children and sisters. He had been ill with cancer for three months.
Born in Warren on April 22, 1945, he was the son of Harold and Mary Cunningham Lapp, both of whom preceded him in death.
A graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and Youngstown State University, he spent the early years of his professional life as a bricklayer, science teacher and principal of St. Pius X School in Warren, and then as a foreman at the Warren and Hubbard General Motors plants.
Always making one more joke that contained pure wisdom, Daryl's children praise him for his caring and loving guidance throughout their lives. His family meant the world to him.
Moving to Henderson in 1997, he loved his Solera community, where he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Solera Homeowners Association.
Husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, he is survived by his wife, Patricia "Patty" Boyle Lapp of Henderson; his children, Eric (Tina) Lapp of Columbus, Shannon (Todd) Justice of Greer, S.C., and Colleen (Steve) Thompson of Germantown, Wis.; his sisters, Denise Lapp of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and Diane Lapp of San Diego; and six grandchildren, Devin, Danielle, Anna Kate, Mary Allison, Jennifer and Christopher.
His family and friends will miss his quick wit, adventuresome nature and loyal guidance. The angels are smiling in heaven to welcome him home.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery, King David Chapel, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123. Visit www.palmeastern. com for more information.
In lieu of flowers, donate in memory of Daryl to the American Cancer Society at donate.cancer.org.