- 55 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 8, 1955
- Date of passing: Oct 12, 2010
|Let the memory of Larry be with us forever|
"6 years...still seems like yesterday. I suppose it always will. Sarah really missed you at her housewarming party. She cried Larry. She really wished you could have been there. We all do. She did a great job with the party, had chowder and will continue your family's tradition of a chowder party in fall. I really look forward to her next one next year. Not much new here. Going to the marina tonight to finish packing some things up on the boat. Will probably put in storage next week. We keep putting it off, the weather is just too nice right now. Our grandaughters are doing great. I had them for the weekend. Getting so grown up! They miss you too Larry. Rest easy my friend, kiss our grandbabies for me, kisses for KO, Rich and my grandma."
"I want to wish you a happy belated birthday. I didn't forget, things just get hectic sometimes. No good news to share. Ashley's IVF wasn't successful, not sure what the plan is now. She still has eggs frozen so we will see. It's heartache. I really thought this time would be successful. The cycle was perfect so I just don't know. I wish I knew Gods plan. Summer is winding down, boat will go into storage soon. I am not looking forward to that. We got a kitten to liven things up around here. The dogs seem to enjoy her. She is a daddys girl, loves Charlie. She is just fun to have around. She is sitting behind me in the chair, she is usually right up to the screen or walking on the keyboard. I named her "Rain" because it was pouring rain when Sarah and I went to get her. It's getting late, need to get some sleep. Rest easy my friend, kisses for Hunter, Gunnar, KO, Rich and my grandma."
"Our daughter Sarah is moved into her new home!!! I am so happy for her and girls!!! God is good! Wish you were here Larry. I know how excited Sarah feels in this chapter of her life. She has great friends that helped with the move. She is blessed. I helped with cleaning the old place, wish I could have done more but I can't lift anything. Well, all of our kids are in their homes and happy with their lives. I was thinking our girls are in their early thirties now and Derek will be 30 in three years. Wow, where does the time go. Your daughter Ashley is going to try again for a baby. She will go through IVF again in a couple of weeks. Can't tell you enough how worried I am. Losing Hunter and Gunnar was devastating. I pray for a beautiful, healthy baby. A beautiful bundle of joy for Ashley and Ryan. Well, we are enjoying our time at the Marina but before you know it, will have to put our boat in storage. It's been a really hot, dry summer. Haven't had a summer like this in years. Even though you can't read these notes Larry it helps to think I am sharing the happiness of our children with you. Their accomplishments, etc. I could go on forever. Rest easy my friend, hugs and kisses for our grandsons, our beloved KO, my step Dad Rich and my grandma."
"It's been a fast summer Larry. We are enjoying the new Marina and have made many new friends. It's a beautiful spot on the Niagara River. Sarah is moving into a house next weekend. She is planning on buying it after a year. I am so happy for her. She so much deserves it. She works so hard and has her hands full with the girls. Cali is a beautiful teenager, with typical teenage angst. Abby is getting so tall! So beautiful, won't be long and she will be a teenager too. I am having a surprise party for Charlie's 60th. Something to look forward to. I think of all of you in heaven. Especially Hunter and Gunnar. Still feel heartbroken Larry. Kiss those precious boys for me, tell them grandma loves them and will see them someday. Rest easy my friend."
"It's our sons 27th birthday today and I sure wish you could be here to celebrate with us. The last time you celebrated his birthday was when we had that huge 21st birthday party for him. That was a lot of fun Larry. Great times. I really miss those days. More than I can explain. I am really proud of the man Derek has become. I miss him being a little boy but I am so thankful he has a great life. It is still difficult for the kids to talk about you and it's been almost 6 years. Hurts all of us that your are gone. Much love to you my friend. Rest easy and know you will never be forgotten. Kiss our grand babies Hunter and Gunner, kisses for our beloved KO and my step-father Rich. Grandma too!"
"I signed onto this memorial site earlier and panicked because your memorial wasn't here! Now when I think about it I was talking to you and asked you to give me a sign if you heard me. Maybe you did! Too funny Larry now that I think about it. Our son moved in to his new home Dec. 30. I can't tell you how great it feels to see the happiness in his face. Sarah really pushed it through at the end. Her and her law firm did a great job. Happy he has a big sister that always looks out for him. Feel blessed that way. His home is beautiful!!! I am looking forward to his housewarming party that he will have next summer. We are starting this New Year stronger Larry. Happy New Year Larry! Kisses for our grandbabies Hunter and Gunnar, kisses for KO and much love to my step father Rich. Heaven has to be beautiful with all of you up there."
"Praise God from who all blessings flow. Feeling happy for our son. He won the bid on the house! You would be so proud of him Larry. This is an exciting time for him and its a big deal! The house is perfect for him and Austyn. Absolutely perfect. It's like brand new, he can just move in and enjoy his life. Have some grandchildren for us someday! I can picture their lives there! He so deserves the best Larry. All of our children do. I am just happy and proud this morning, it's something good and positive. I know he thinks I am crazy because I cried when he told me but it was a huge relief because I prayed so hard all day because I want him to have what he wants in this life, what he deserves. He works so hard!!!
I wish you were here to share in the joy Larry. I know you would enjoy the beautiful yard he will have. I could picture you with your smoker out there, smoking white fish or something. I miss summers in the yard with you and all the great food we would make. Give kisses to Hunter and Gunnar and KO."
"5 years Larry......Your fifth angelversary in heaven. Sad today but on a more positive note our son has put a bid in on a house. I am so proud of him. The house has many offers on it so we just have to wait and see. He is doing this on his own and is doing a great job. You would be so proud of the man that he has become. Very smart young man, dedicated, committed to his relationship with Austyn and I will always feel blessed that he is our son. He reminds me alot of my grandpa. So much integrity. I am praying all goes well for him. He is so deserving of the best. He has our work ethics for sure. Anyway, I don't know where the last five years have gone but they have gone by fast. I wish you could actually read these notes I leave you. But I believe that you already know everything I tell you. I have to believe that Larry. Rest in Peace Big Guy. Kisses for Hunter and Gunnar and KO."
"When I got up this morning I thought how I always believed there was a reason for everything. I am finding it far to difficult to understand any reason why Hunter and Gunnar could not live their lives....here. I feel I can barely participate in my own life lately, I feel disconnected like I am standing on the sideline, paralyzed....waiting to be rescued. Who can rescue anyone from grief?? It's not just grieving our grandsons, it's also grieving the part of Ashley that I know went with those boys. I can only imagine her grief. Ryan's grief. How they are forever changed by this loss. But I know how strong they are together. They will give each other all the support needed on such a painful journey. I don't even know what to say anymore Larry. Charlie is the only one I can talk about it with. No one else seems to understand. However brief Hunter and Gunnars lives were, they are our grandchildren. They have their place in our legacy. We have four grandchildren...two are angels. Forever loved, loved always and in all ways. We were in a restaurant the other day and a baby was at a table behind us. I couldn't see him but I could hear him babbling. You know how babies do that. Well the tears started to flow and I dreaded having to walk by that baby when we left the restaurant. But I did. And I looked into his eyes and said "precious baby". Of course the family smiled and nodded their approval, little did they know my heart was breaking getting those words out of my mouth. Not looking forward to the holidays Larry, it's like 2010 all over again. I thank God for Charlie. I don't know what I would do without him. I do know the reasons God put him in my life and put him there when he did. He has loved our grandchildren like they are his own. He has stood by me through everything. He knows how sad I am right now and I see the little things he does to assure me he is here for me. It's a journey Larry. Someday, when we all join you, we will have the answers."
"It's coming up on your 5 year Angelversary Larry. We put the "Ride of the Valkyries" into dry dock yesterday. It saddened me to see Charlie drive her out of the marina and down to Blue Water. I will miss it and look forward to bringing her back to River Oaks next year. Charlie and I always say you would have been on the Valkyries more than us, fishing! When I sit on the deck and look out onto the beautiful view, I think of you and Hunter and Gunnar in Heaven and I pray. I pray God is guiding our daughter and her husband with his grace and healing their pain. I never thought this would happen to any of our children Larry. Not ever. We all miss you Larry. Kiss those precious babies for me. Kisses for KO too."
"Happy Birthday in Heaven Larry. Not so happy down here on earth but I am sure you are having an amazing time. You know we would have had a big 60th birthday party for you! I put our grandsons name on our boat, in honor of them and in loving memory of those precious boys. Hold them close for me Larry. You all were gone too soon. I miss Rich and KO so much too. KO always loved Cali and Abby. Now Bella follows them everywhere when they are here. Abby started 5th grade and Cali 7th! Can you believe it! We have beautiful granddaughters and a teenage one!!! Where does the time go????? Your children miss you Larry and I really miss celebrating this day with you. Happy 60th Birthday in Heaven Big Guy!!!"
"Feeling broken and missing how life was when you were here. Hurts to open my eyes in the morning and think about our grandsons. I am trying to understand why they had to leave so soon and not know the love of this family. All the hopes and dreams shattered. Their first steps, first tooth, their first birthday. Going to kindergarten. Becoming teenagers, graduating high school and going to college. Getting married and having their own babies. And all the hunting and fishing in between. And all the love those boys would have felt. Just heartbroken Larry."
"I know I don't have to tell you. You already know our twin grandsons are in heaven. I am devastated Larry. Just beyond all comprehension. Hunter Lawrence and Gunnar Holmes passed July 29th and were only here for a brief few hours. Ashley had complications and my heart aches for her and Ryan. I don't even know what to say. Sarah and Derek are heartbroken for their sister Ashley. Hold them close for me, kiss those sweet boys and tell them I love them with my whole heart and I will see them someday. I know they would have had the best life here but God had other plans for them. Rest in Peace precious Hunter and Gunnar. Larry, I am so heartbroken. I pray for strength and grace for Ashley and Ryan that they get through this heartbreaking experience. I pray for Sarah and Derek. I pray for this whole family. Our grandsons are loved and valued and will never be forgotten. Not ever."
"Wow Larry, I really wish you were here. I know the joy you would be feeling knowing you have twin grand babies coming. I just can't believe it. A miracle!! Your daughter really struggled with infertility issues but her and Ryan will be blessed with twins that are due Christmas Day!!! My heart is heavy that you are not here. I know you would have me take you shopping to buy them rods and reels. No worries though Larry, Ashley and Ryan fish all the time. They have two boats! Charlie and I bought a big boat, its like a condo on the water. You would love to fish in the marina with your precious Abigail. She caught her first bass last night!!!! She knows she learned how to fish from you, Charlie is guiding her too but she is a natural!!! Much love big guy. Watch over your daughter Larry."
"You have been on my mind a lot with fishing season here. We were down in Wilson last weekend and I saw your buddies boat and remember all the times Sarah and I drove you there or picked you up from a great day of fishing. Charlie and I bought a big boat. You would love it. I wish we would have gotten it before you and Rich had to leave us. You both would enjoy it!! We will be putting it in the water in a couple of days....watch over us out there Larry. I miss you and KO and Rich so much. Not a day goes by that I don't have thoughts of all of you."
"2 perfect AA Blastocysts were transferred into your daughter today. Wouldn't that be something if they both attached and she had twins! Maybe a granddaughter and grandson for you! God is good Larry and I really think this will be the year for them. I know how excited you would be!!! I know you will be with her in spirit through this journey. Miss you and KO and Rich and everyone else up there."
"Our granddaughters are here sick today. Little Abigail has a fever and Cali has an upset stomach. Probably the flu. Abby seems to be feeling better, we just made jello. I have been busy growing vegetables and flowers indoors in preparation for the garden. I can't wait to transplant them outside. All is well Larry. I count my blessings. I know in my heart you look over all of us. I think you know the things that need your attention here. Thoughts you can pass along in heaven. You know what I mean. I know everything is according to Gods plan. If it is his will....it will be. Give our KO a big kiss, tell Rich how much I miss him and love him."
"We layed another great man to rest yesterday Larry. My step father Rich lost his courageous battle with cancer. It was sad to see our children lose another wonderful loving person. I know you all celebrated his arrival and I am sure KO was there to greet him too. It was sad seeing our son as a pall bearer walking with his casket knowing 2 of the great men in our childrens lives are now memories. But precious memories Larry. I thank God we still have Charles that our children and grand children can look up to and know he will always be there for them. My heart aches....just aches."
"Another year has gone by. Christmas was good this year Larry. Seemed joyous for the first time in a long time. The kids and grand kids were happy. You were missed but I know you just want us to be happy here. Sarah bought me a new stove! You would love it! And Derek got me new phones so I have one in the computer room and one in the living room. I feel blessed that we have such thoughtful children. You would have loved the turkey Sarah got for me to cook. It was delicious this year. Your granddaughters are growing like weeds Larry. I look at them and just cant believe how fast they are growing. Beautiful and precious they are. Charlie loves those girls. He loves them so much Larry and is an awesome grandfather figure to them. I know you knew when you left that he would watch out for them and you would watch over them. Happy New Year in Heaven Larry. Give our beloved KO hugs and kisses. We miss you both so much."
"I didn't forget your Angelversary Larry. It's a difficult time still. I am sure always will be. I want you to know you would be very proud of our son. He really is doing great. He is blessed in this life. Great job, amazing girlfriend and surrounded by people who really love him. I cant believe he is going on 26. Where did the time go! The past two years that he hasn't lived here I often find myself wishing he was little again. He has been a blessing to both of us Larry. Rest in Peace, give KO big hugs and kisses. I miss her too. Everyday."
"I also wanted to tell you we went to Texas Roadhouse last night to celebrate Austyns 22nd Birthday. The food was delicious. Derek was tired from a hectic day at work. Plus, he got poison sumac! Can you believe it. He never had any of that as a child. I feel so bad for him. It itches him like crazy. I hope it heals fast! Anyway, wish you would have had more time here to get to know Austyn. You would really love her."
"Its that time of year Larry. The sadness deepens at the first sign of Fall. A leaf changing color, the brisk air. It was the season you had to start your new journey. Soon it will be 4 years and you know all that has changed. I miss you and wish I could see you. Our grandchildren are growing so fast. Cali will be a teenager next year! Abigail is as smart as a whip. A deep thinker. Wish you could be here to see it. Missing you Larry.....kisses for KO."
"I forgot to mention its Austyns birthday on Sunday. I remember her first birthday here, she was turning 18. Derek had recently brought her home. She said she loved chicken so I cooked some on the grill. I remember you handing her money across the table for her birthday. That was a sweet gesture. That was the only birthday we celebrated all together. She will be 22 this year. Wish you could see the beautiful woman she has turned into. I hope our son marries her someday."
"I was thinking today how the holidays are coming up again. They havent been the same since you went to heaven. I know how our children and grandchildren miss you. I was thinking of Cali's second christmas when she was a baby. You put a bow on her head and you both laughed so hard. It was so cute. So many memories. I am blessed to have them. Rest in Peace big guy. Big hugs and kisses for our beloved KO. We miss you. Everyday."
"I almost forgot to tell you. Abigails garden flourished this summer. You would love all the tomatoes! I cant wait to plant again next year. We planted the watermelon too late but we got enough cantaloupes, peppers, onions, etc. We miss you. Everyday Larry."
"I am sorry I missed wishing you a happy birthday yesterday. I thought about you all day and about how our kids and grandkids miss you. My step father has been in the hospital and my mom is staying here with us. You know we would have had a beautiful celebration for you Larry. Derek wants you to find KO and give her a hug. I am sure she hasnt left your side since she got there. Derek wishes he could have one last drink with you. I wish I could cook you dinner. Happy Birthday Larry, we miss you.....always."
"Its been five years since my grandmother went to heaven. Do something special with her on her angelversary. She would probably love to go fishing! Sarah and Derek are doing well and so are the grandkids. Charlie tilled a garden for abby and I have been taking care of it. Its beautiful. Wish you were here to enjoy the cookouts in the yard. We miss you Larry. Give my grandma a big hug and as always, Kisses for KO."
"I hope you had a nice fathers day in heaven Larry. Me and the kids went to Gabriels Gate for Lunch that day. We missed you. 31 years ago today we were married and yesterday was so wierd, I had to pick Cali up from a friends house and it was the place we lived when Derek was born. The mom let me in to see how it looks today. She said she hopes I enjoyed my trip down memory lane. It was amazing, the memories there. The years have flown by Larry. Wish you were here. Kisses for KO."
"Its been awhile, I have been busier in retirement than ever. I have our grandchildren almost everyday and they will spend all next week here for easter break! I have been busy doing spring clean up in the yard. Ava and Bella have destroyed the sod but I dont care. Charles wants to buy a boat. Wish you were here to talk with him about it. You know about them because you had them. I miss you Larry. Kisses for KO."
"I am leaving this flower for grandma, let her know how much we all miss her. So you know, Rich is very sick. I have been praying for him but he is battling cancer and I dont know what to think. Give big hugs and kisses to our KO. I miss you so much today. I miss grandma so much too."
"Today is grandmas birthday in heaven. I know how you two enjoyed each others company so I imagine you took her fishing! Give her a big hug for me Larry. For those that come upon this page I just want to say that every time I light a candle for Larry it helps me deal with the great loss in my life. Grief is a process that ends when we move on from this life. The heart never forgets. Happy Birthday to Grandma!"
"I woke up thinking that in less than a month our son with be 25. Sarah is 30, next year Cali will be 13. I cant believe it Larry. Our granddaughter a teenager! I miss you and miss talking about the kids with you. And our grandkids. Time is going too fast. I know you watch over us Larry and I know you always will. I will never get use to you not being here. Much Love, Kim. (Kisses for KO) miss her everyday too."
"Today is our precious granddaughter Abigail's 9th birthday! Where did the time go Larry. I wish we could go back to the day she was born. The weather was awful but we made it up to hospital to see her sweet face. We are having a blizzard today, first one in many years. Travel bans in our town but everyone is getting together here for her birthday. I know you will be here is spirit. We miss you so much Larry. Give KO a big hug."
"Our daughter Sarahs 30th birthday came and went, can you imagine, 30. We celebrated with dinner at the casino buffet. You always loved it there and we will always keep the tradition. Christmas has passed and you would have been proud of Abigail and the gifts she gave us from her heart. We are heading into the New Year, and always thinking of you. Everyday. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Heaven."
"Thanksgiving came and went. You would have been proud of the turkey I made. We all missed having you here Larry. I think often of all the things you loved about life and what a great father and grandfather you were. Not a day goes by without thoughts of you. Hugs and Kisses for KO. I miss you."
"Yesterday was your third angelversary. Time is going by too fast Larry. There is not a day that goes by that I dont think of you and wish you were here. Give our KO big hugs for me. I miss her so much too. I wish you could see our Ava. She will be 2 in April. She is a huge but gentle giant. Miss you, always..."
"Happy Belated Birthday in Heaven Larry...we celebrated your birthday yesterday....I made spaghetti..you would have loved it. I think Derek really enjoyed it. My mom and Rich were here too. Not a day goes by that I dont think of you. Wish you were here for our children and grandchildren. Give my love to all in heaven. Big hug for KO."
"Happy Fathers Day in Heaven Larry. We miss you so much. Wish you could be here for dinner. We really miss making this day special for you. Derek and Sarah will be here for dinner. I know this day is hard for them, they love you so much. I hope the fish are biting up there, I know thats what you'll be doing today....happy fishing big guy."
"Well, its my birthday Larry. Was thinking back to all the ones we shared together. Great Memories. I am playing the stereo you gave me the last birthday we had together. I love it. Big Kisses for my KO, miss her so much Larry, and miss you so much too. Watch over her. Derek and Charles and I have decided to go to Hide Away Grill. You will be there in Spirit, I know you will."
"My birthday is coming up Larry. I will be 56. One year Older than you were when you went to heaven. Time is passing quickly and so much has changed since you left. Wish you could be here to celebrate with us. You would love Joe's Crab Shack, that is where we are going to go. Hugs and kisses to KO for me, I miss the both of you, so much."
"Happy Easter in Heaven Larry...I was just setting the table for easter dinner and thought about how much I miss you being here and cooking for you. I know you would have peeled all the potatoes for me ;) Our son will be here with Austyn and Alex may be coming for dinner too. I miss you Larry. Give hugs and kisses to KO."
"Happy St. Patricks Day in heaven Larry. Our son is out celebrating and the house is quiet today. I miss him coming for sunday dinner. Soon it will be fishing season and I will think of you, as I always do....I want to plan fathers day to put your ashes where you want them. I hope we can do that for you big guy. Rest in Peace Larry, give KO a big hug and a kiss for me. Miss you both."
"We celebrated our sons 24th birthday yesterday Larry. I know how proud you always were of him and would be even prouder today. He is a fine young man. A beautiful gift. I know he misses you like we all do. Hope all is well in Heaven Larry........I hope you were there to welcome KO to heaven. (I am sure you were) We miss her so much too, take good care of her for us...."
"Christmas is approaching fast Larry. I am going to our granddaughters Abigails Christmas Play today. I sure wish you could be here to see it. She is a little love bug and growing so much. She is a little comedian and I know you would be laughing all the time with her. I baked cookies today, you would enjoy them too...we think of you everyday big guy, Merry Christmas in heaven."
"The holdiays have started big guy, Thanksgiving dinner was delicious, you would have loved it! First time I cooked a holiday meal that turned out since you went to heaven. We had dinner with our Son, I miss him so much since he moved out but I know he is doing well. You would be happy to know his boss bought him 4 brand new tires for his truck, isnt that awesome! Rest in Peace Larry.."
"Dear Larry, last nite Abigail and I put up the tree and decorated it. When we got to the "fish" ornament she made for you your first Christmas in heaven, she said "put it up high grandma, where every one can see it, papa died and is in heaven." So sweet, I think she wanted you to see it from Heaven :)"
"Well Larry, tomorrow is the big day! Derek is moving. I sure will miss him. Wish you were here. I know he is doing the right thing. He needs to spread his wings and I know Austyn will take good care of him. God Bless her heart. The house will be quiet but we still have KO, Bella and Ava to keep us company, rest in peace big guy, we miss you........"
"The holidays are coming up Larry. Our son will be moving out next week with his girl Austyn. I am still grateful you were able to meet her before you went to heaven, wish you could have gotten to know her. Her and Derek are so right for each other. I am glad you were able to celebrate her birthday with us. I know you are watching over them from heaven. With Love, Kim."
"Its coming up on two years since you went to heaven Larry. Our grandchildren are growing, so fast. Cali is doing amazing at gymnastics, you would be proud of her, and Abigail, well you know, she is just a little love bug, growing and learning, so very beautiful, the both of them. I still think about you everyday and hope all is well in heaven. With Love, Kim."
"I still hear your voice Larry, especially your laughter. I miss your fishing stories, I miss you being here for our children and grandchildren. I know you had a good life here. Your love of hunting and fishing and the great outdoors will always be remembered. I hope one day to grant your last request and know that you will be at peace where you want to be. With Love, Kim."
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