Obituaries

David Moore
B: 1949-06-12
D: 2020-06-25
View Details
Moore, David
Wesley "Wes" Canfield
B: 1938-01-23
D: 2020-06-20
View Details
Canfield, Wesley "Wes"
Lawrence "Larry" Hiner
B: 1935-10-05
D: 2020-06-18
View Details
Hiner, Lawrence "Larry"
Sandra Grindle
B: 1936-02-03
D: 2020-06-17
View Details
Grindle, Sandra
Jack Irving
B: 1932-11-21
D: 2020-06-04
View Details
Irving, Jack
Gary Finley
B: 1941-06-30
D: 2020-06-03
View Details
Finley, Gary
Bernice Lambert
B: 1921-09-27
D: 2020-05-28
View Details
Lambert, Bernice
Roger Shopbell
B: 1935-03-22
D: 2020-05-26
View Details
Shopbell, Roger
Jane Broege
B: 1936-08-30
D: 2020-05-24
View Details
Broege, Jane
Saundra Irving
B: 1939-06-18
D: 2020-05-22
View Details
Irving, Saundra
Norma Underwood
B: 1930-10-10
D: 2020-05-18
View Details
Underwood, Norma
Dr. Vera Chalfant
B: 1927-07-01
D: 2020-05-17
View Details
Chalfant, Dr. Vera
Betty Ekey
B: 1935-12-30
D: 2020-05-15
View Details
Ekey, Betty
Albert Goad
B: 1941-06-23
D: 2020-05-14
View Details
Goad, Albert
Mary Nearhood
B: 1930-05-05
D: 2020-05-12
View Details
Nearhood, Mary
Cynthia McAleer
B: 1951-03-15
D: 2020-05-08
View Details
McAleer, Cynthia
Genevieve Goon
B: 1928-12-03
D: 2020-05-03
View Details
Goon, Genevieve
Alba Frado
B: 1932-09-13
D: 2020-05-01
View Details
Frado, Alba
Michael Sams
B: 1965-11-26
D: 2020-05-01
View Details
Sams, Michael
Terri Mellor
B: 1974-08-26
D: 2020-04-30
View Details
Mellor, Terri
Hilda Gribble
B: 1928-08-19
D: 2020-04-29
View Details
Gribble, Hilda

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
313 Center St.
ASHLAND, OH 44805
Phone: 419-281-2566, 1-800-430-2566
Fax: 419-281-4411
Lawrence

Lawrence "Larry" D. Hiner

Saturday, October 5th, 1935 - Thursday, June 18th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Lawrence \"Larry\" Hiner, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Lawrence "Larry" Hiner

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Lawrence "Larry"'s Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Lawrence "Larry"'s Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Lawrence D. Hiner, 84, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2020 at his home with a series of ailments. He spent the majority of his life as a professional musician and as a teacher and administrator in Television Production and Programming in the Radio/Television Department, Percussion Instructor in the Music Department and in the Development Department, all at Ashland College/University. He also taught percussion at Wooster College in the early 70’s.

He was born October 5, 1935, in Ashland, the son of Harold and Ethyle Hiner. He was raised and mentored by his loving and devoted mother along with his two siblings.

Larry was a 1953 graduate of Ashland High School and a 1957 graduate of Ashland College receiving an undergraduate degree in Music Education with an applied major in percussion. While a senior at Ashland College, he was employed at Hayesville High School as band director and, upon graduation, became the Instrumental and Choral Director at Fredericktown High School. In the fall of 1958, he became a member of the U.S. Army Field Band in Washington, D.C. for three years traveling throughout the world performing concerts. At the conclusion of his military enlistment in 1961, Larry began his studies toward a Master’s Degree in Television Production and Programming at the University of Iowa for one semester and then transferred his credits to The Ohio State University where he received his M.A. in December of 1963.

In January,1964, he moved to New York City and was employed by the National Broadcasting Company, first in the Advanced Planning Facilities Department and then the WNBC-TV Film Department. After six years at NBC, he was asked to return to Ashland College to assist in the formation of their new Radio/Television Department the fall of 1970 created by Richard Leidy. He served as Director of Television Production and Programming and teacher for twenty-five years after which time he then devoted his remaining three years at Ashland University in the Development Department. In 1998, upon retirement from Ashland University, he became General Manager of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for seven years.

His community involvement included: coordinator of the Guy C. Myers Memorial Band Shell concert series for fifteen years (1989-2003) during which time he spear headed the renovation of the shell including the replacement of the benches; Young Men’s Business Club; Presbyterian Church Deacon for two terms; past member and president of the Ashland Kiwanis Club; Married Couples Dance Club; Big Bands and All That Jazz Society; past member of the Ashland Balloon Fest committees; and past member of the Johnny Appleseed committees.

Professionally, he was a member of the American Federation of Musicians since 1952; American Symphony Orchestra League; National Association for Educational Broadcasters; National Academy of Arts & Sciences; Broadcast Educators Association; and the Ohio Association of Broadcasters. Larry was a past percussionist with the Akron Symphony Orchestra; the Ashland Symphony Orchestra; and the Ashland Area Community Concert Band. Also, throughout his professional playing years, he performed with many different small and large jazz bands, concert bands, show bands, Dixieland bands and 50's rock groups. His percussion instructors included Speros Karas; Alan Abel; Cloyd Duff, timpanist with the Cleveland Symphony; and William Long, timpanist with the Akron Symphony.

He received the Ashland University Mentor Award in 1987, designed to honor faculty whose academic leadership with students extended beyond the classroom. Mentor Award winners are nominated by students. He also was honored in 1993 by the National Academy of Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles to be one of eighteen nationally chosen as a delegate to a weeklong faculty seminar in Hollywood, California. In 1999, he received the President’s Award from the American Federation of Musicians, Local 159.

His hobbies and interests included a love to travel, big band jazz and classical music, giving drum lessons, collecting antiques, golf, landscaping, photography, memberships with civic organizations and reading.

He was devoted and loved his family and is survived by his wife of 55 years, Catherine, whom he met while playing drums on an ocean liner in the summer of 1962; one son, Eric A. (Melissa) Hiner; one daughter, Kirsten A. (Scott) Carpenter; two grandchildren, Rowan and Phoebe Hiner; one brother, Dennis B. (Ruth Ann); one sister, Anita “Susie” L. (Duane) Brown; plus many nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenneth.

A celebration of life will be held in October with more details to follow. Interment will be in Ashland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in his memory be made to the existing Lawrence D. Hiner R/TV Scholarship Fund at Ashland University or to the Ashland Symphony Orchestra.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at denbowfh.com.

Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lawrence "Larry" D. Hiner, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
  • Interment

    Location
    Ashland Cemetery Association
    Address
    523 W Main Street
    Ashland, OH 44805
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Lawrence "Larry" here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Lawrence "Larry" D. Hiner by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Gregory Busby

Posted at 09:57am
Cathy, Eric and Kirsten.
My thoughts and prayers are with you upon Larry's passing. He was much more than a television production instructor. He was someone who took interest in me and many others as people beyond the studio. I appreciated his sense of humor whenever I mispronounced Peugeot on purpose. Also, no one could call me "Buzz" the special way he could. I appreciate his open door policy in his office whenever I wanted to talk. It was a joy to have that policy continue in your home, as well as years after Ashland when I worked in sales for WDBN in Ashland County. Thanks for those memories over the years, as well as being a guinea pig for Cathy at Tri-C's dental school. God bless you for sharing Larry with so many of us over the years. May the peace of our Lord keep you all as He is keeping our beloved Larry.

Greg Busby
Charlotte, North Carolina

Bill Waterman

Posted at 09:35pm
Even though I was a radio guy, my classes and experiences with Larry were special. When he critiqued your camera work or your 30 minute final project/production he was always honest and constructive. He seemed to have this inner peace in the middle of a frantic schedule and equipment issues- I'll never forget anchoring the 6pm news when a freshmen camera operator trucked left- all the way left-and crashed that big monster camera and tripod right onto its side on the studio floor. Who got to make that call to Larry? Oh boy! In later years I appreciated Larry's email missives to the group with interesting stories- keeping us connected as he always had. God bless you Larry Hiner. And rest in peace. Bill Waterman 1978
RW

Randy Waters

Posted at 04:28pm
Larry was much more than a teacher. Mentor, friend, career counselor, a person whose commercial experience was invaluable to his students. When Larry told us something we knew he had lived out there in the real world. He is a part of some of my fondest memories of the Radio and TV department.
Randy Waters, AU 1973
GF

Gary Fletcher

Posted at 12:11pm
Larry was a very good man, someone of honesty and integrity and we students thought highly of him. I'm a grad from 1974 who majored in the then "radio-tv" department and can remember him always being patient with us, never a negative comment and someone we could look up to. My sincere condolences to his family.
CC

Colleen M Connor

Posted at 05:54pm
Planting this tree symbolizes the positive impact Larry made on SO many people! His memory will live on through those individuals. Love and hugs!
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Lawrence "Larry" Hiner — Plant a Tree Now
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each