SALEM Gerrod Scott Lanzendorfer, 23, of Washingtonville, passed away early Wednesday morning, Nov. 13.
Gerrod was born on July 12, 1990 in Salem, a son of Gerald Lanzendorfer and Debra Howard Lanzendorfer. He was a lifelong area resident, and was of the Catholic faith.
Gerrod graduated from United Local High School, where he lettered in football his senior year. He went on to Akron University and studied Criminal Justice and Sociology.
He was employed at NVR in Darlington and had recently earned a promotion to a management position.
Gerrod enjoyed fishing and camping. He was a good friend to many and always had their back. He knew all the words to every song and liked to sing along. He was a World War II history buff who knew all there was to know about the war. He was a Mason, initiated and entered Apprentice on 1/26/2011. He passed to Fellow Craft on 3/23/2011, and raised as an Master Mason 5/11/2011. Young Mason of the Year 2011. He was a member of Salem Chapter, Omega Council and a Sir Knight of Salem Commandery. On 11/6/2013 he was duly elected Worshipful Master of Perry Lodge #185 F.&A.M.
He leaves to cherish his precious memory his mother, Debra Lanzendorfer of Salem; his father, Gerald Lanzendorfer of Washingtonville; his sister Dani Lanzendorfer; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Gerrod was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov.18 at 11 a.m. at Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home, 154 S. Elm Street, Columbiana, with Pastor John Bush officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home, 154 S. Elm Street, Columbiana, and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. A Masonic Service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday.
The Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, Ohio is entrusted with the arrangements.
If friends desire, material contributions may be made to Gerald Lanzendorfer (Gerrod's father) to help defray funeral costs.
Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.