Stephen M. Lara

Stephen M. Lara, 63, of East Liverpool, Ohio, passed away May 12, 2022.

Born July 28, 1958 in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was the son of the late the Florintino and Edna (Masters) Martinez.

Stephen worked for the International Labor Union Local 809. He was an avid Steeler Fan and a member of the East Liverpool Orioles. He enjoyed animals and gardening.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Natalia, two brothers, Richard Plum and Joseph Lara and a sister, Vickie McKenzie.

Surviving are his wife, Tamela (Applegate) Lara of East Liverpool; two sons, Ryan (Leslie) Lara and Aaron Lara of East Liverpool; a daughter, Alissa (Joshua) Hunter of Lisbon; eight grandchildren; Kiya, Aaron II, Xavier,Cais, Khloe, Kajohn, Tres and Jax.

Also surviving are a brother, Buster Reese of Virginia; three sisters, Eva Reyes, Lillian Martinez and Ana Martinez, all of Akron.

Visitation will be Monday, May 16, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m, at the Nixon Funeral Home, Newell, WV, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17,2022. Interment will follow in Calcutta Cemetery, East Liverpool, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixon Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.