Arville "Larry" Fann, also called "Reb,"  passed away March 11, 2021, in Waterville.  He was born Aug. 28, 1932, to William and Edna (Walker) Fann. He was raised in and around Elkville, Marion and DuQuion, Ill.

At 17 he joined the Army, serving in Germany, then in Korea, in the Infantry, 2nd Army. He was wounded and received a Purple Heart in November 1952. Stateside, he was stationed in New York City, and on a pass, he came to Maine, met the love of his life and married Marion B. Grard of Shawmut in 1954, moving to Maine after discharge. She predeceased him in 1996. In 1999 he married Alice (Schools) Weaver, and they have enjoyed many happy years traveling together and sharing time with their children and grandchildren.

Larry loved hunting, fishing, the outdoors and dancing. He loved wood crafting and gardening, but his greatest passion was his love of life and people, especially his family.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; his children, Larry Wayne Fann of Albion; Michael S. Fann and his wife, Roseanne, of N.D.; and Angela Weaver and her husband, Michael L. Weaver, of Louisiana, and Allen Weaver Jr. and his wife, Kim, of Belfast; his grandchildren, Stephen, Christopher and his wife, Iris, Michael Allen, and Ashlee; a great-grandchild, Caellum; and several siblings in Illinois, and extended family members.

He was predeceased by his beloved son and dear friend David Fann in 2015 and by infant grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be 2-4 p.m. Monday, March 15, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, where a funeral service with military honors will follow Tuesday at 1 p.m. Those who wish may make donations in Larry's name to Fitzgerald-Cummings Post 2, P.O. Box 5244, Augusta, ME 04330

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.