11/06/52 - 02/15/99
LARRY DIED DUE TO COMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING CORONARY BYPASS SURGERY.
Larry loved life. He savored every moment.
These are but a few of the things I love about Larry.
Larry had a great sense of humor. He always loved a good joke, or a bad one too. He always loved a good laugh and was always quick to share his good humor with you.
Larry never failed to help others more needy than himself. He sometimes did this to his detriment. Any homeless person out on the street on a cold winter night always had shelter in his townhouse, a warm meal and a warm place to sleep. He gave hope to those that thought their situation was hopeless and wouldn't let go until they were up and running again. His spirit of generosity was boundless and shared all he had with others even if it meant he went without. He never expected anything in return.
Larry loved his family, his children and my children very much. He loved animals. He loved the sunshine, chicken fried steaks, mashed potatoes and gravy, hamburgers, his boots and his pickup truck. He loved to travel. He had a great appreciation of nature. He was able to recount his adventures in very vivid detail. There wasn't a mountain top or horizon that he forgot. He was a kind and gentle man. Larry always told the truth no matter what. You could always believe what he told you.
Larry had great courage and resilience - He never refused to believe that life was a gift to be appreciated and loved. Even in death, Larry gave us his last gift of love. He waited for us to say our good-byes and get over the shock and then passed on to eternity.
I am comforted by the thought that he had a deep abiding faith in God and that he will be with him.
I love you, Larry.
Friends write, "Larry opened the world to us..."
"He gave us all the feeling that the world was an easily manageable place, a piece of fruit sliced open for our enjoyment..."
"He lifted my spirits, calmed my fears and showed me that things were not as bad as I was making them out to be.."
"He was a rare and special soul who was capable of giving with no expectation of a return.."
"Larry was a person of great passion. He lived more in 46 years than many other people.."
In every memorial written about Larry this theme is constant.; love of life and love for others around him. Larry had a heart that could not be measured. He lives on in every life he touched.