LaQuino Pierre Fletcher, 84, of Mansfield, died Tuesday morning, March 27, 2007, in Winchester Terrace, Mansfield, after a long illness.
He was born June 1, 1922, in Sandusky, to Roland and Anna (Runkel) Fletcher and graduated from Sandusky High School in 1940. A U.S. Army Air Corp veteran, LaQuino served from November of 1942 to January of 1946 in both the American Theater and Asiatic-Pacific Theater, and earned the rank of Technical Sergeant. On June 1, 1946, he married Joanne C. Maibohm, and together they celebrated 60 years. LaQuino worked for Western Electric Phone Company as a supervisor in Columbus for many years. In 1977 he moved to Las Vegas where he worked at the MGM Grand Hotel, until relocating to Palm Harbor, Fla., in 1984, and Mansfield in 2006. He was a lifelong member of the Pioneer Club of Western Electric, and volunteered much of his time to several charities and organizations. He volunteered at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Florida, as well as donating his time and talent to Hospice organizations and the Domestic Violence Center. In his spare time LaQuino loved grabbing a club and hitting the fairway, and always enjoyed a hand of cards.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Joanne Caroline Maibohm Fletcher of Mansfield; his daughter, Jill (Dale) Wittkopf of Mansfield; a granddaughter Dr. Stephanie (Jason) Parr of Galion; his son, Dr. Steven (Kathleen) Fletcher, and grandson, Ian Fletcher, all of Palmyra, Va.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and George Fletcher, and two sisters, Iva Nath and Virginia Russell.
At Mr. Fletcher's request, no visiting hours will be observed and private family services will be held later. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 East County Road 1095, Ashland, OH 44805.
Condolences to the family may be made at snyderfuneralhomes.com.