- 68 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 10, 1946
- Date of passing: Oct 24, 2014
|Let the memory of Larry be with us forever|
Larry (Benjamin S) Konikoff, Jr. flew his last flight to heaven on Friday, October 24, 2014. He was 68 years young, born on February 10, 1946. After a battle with leukemia at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX, he died with complications from pneumonia. He was the beloved husband, best friend, and soul mate of Prudence Landry Konikoff for over 42 years.
Pre-deceased by his parents Dr. Ben and Gloria Konikoff. He is survived by his sister, Susan Williber and her husband Clyde of Baton Rouge; brother Charles, and his wife Marilyn of Spring, TX; sister, Connie, and her husband Gary Whitaker of Lafayette, LA; brother Robert and his wide Betty Kay of Chester, VA; uncle, David Stanley of Baton Rouge, LA; and brother and sisters-in-law Elizabeth and Ric Mac of Pride, LA; and Connie and Chris Morgan of Marietta, GA; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and great nieces and nephews.
Larry was a retired airline captain for Continental Airlines. He served proudly in the United States Marines. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Parish in New Orleans and was a volunteer of the Greather Baton Rouge State Fair. He enjoyed "playing" on his computer, riding his Harley motorcycle, and playing with his surrogate grandson Landry Alexius. Larry was a true Southern Gentleman who loved life and enjoyed being with family and friends. He enjoyed photographing family and friends at festive celebrations, and he loved Mardi Gras.
A celebration of his life was held at a memorial service on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at St. Mary's Assumption Church at 923 Josephine St. in New Orleans, LA. Reception was held at 2025 Constance St. after the Mass.
Donation can be made in his name to St. Mary's Bell Tower Restoration: 2030 Constance St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504-522-6748), or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.LLS.org.
"Happy 70th Birthday, dear brother! I saw a beautiful, strong redbird at my window this morning and felt it was you! I love you, always! Connie"
"I love you and I will remember you always, Larry. I still don't know why you had to leave so soon but your life was so rich and full, and your heart so giving that you left us well prepared to live on. Love strengthens. I wish you were able to be here physically, yet I know your spirit lives and the separation is short. We feel you with us at every important moment and think of you so often. Thank you for being you, dear brother. On this first anniversary of your transition, I wish you peace and trust to know that we are with Prudence and always will be. ♡♡♡"
"I am continually thinking about Larry, I can actually hear his voice.
I hope you are doing well Prudence.
With Love to you all.
"hey I remember larry and noah brunfield going to California in larrys red car. I remember mom getting freaked out because they wanted to go. Oh quite an adventure they had. Hee Hee I remember mom worried her head off they were only 17 and boy they did some stuff. will love and miss you for ever sister suan"
"I will always remember when larry would say sis go fix me a coke and a sandwich. I always would and then go in the other room and listen to him and his girlfriend talk on the phone. I also remember when we went motor cycle rideing and dad caught us comeing back from texas. oh brother we caught it. love you and miss you forever sister suan"
"Prudence, I hope you remember me. My maiden name was Schudmak. It has been so many years since I've seen any of you. I was so sorry to learn of Larry's death. He was so young and had so much to live for. Please give my love to Susan and the rest of the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love, Ann"
"I worked with Larry at the Downtown Airport in BR in 1974 and 1975, while he was a flight instructor and I worked line service. He was a kind and generous gentleman. He made quite an impression on me, and I remember him well. He was a friend to everyone who met him. Hell of a pilot too!"
"Larry, was so hoping you would come back home so we could take that ride on our bikes. Thank you for your friendship, you always made me feel more of a friend than as your service tech. I will definitely miss your welcoming handshake. Prudence, if I can do anything for you please do not hesitate to let me know."
"Larry delighted in all his family and friends but was transformed by his "grandson" Landry and consumed by his love for Prudence. We will miss your unique view of life and the events that we know touched yours. You will forever remain in our thoughts and fond memories. You fought the good fight and finished your flight on time (albeit early). Well done.
Mike & Betsy"
"Rob our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."
"Connie, My prayers are with you and your family. Your brave and handsome brother has been in my prayers for a long time. Perhaps he is flying on to his next 'station'."
"I got to know Larry when we became neighbors just a year or two ago. He was so welcoming and friendly, his warmth was contagious. Larry left a distinct impression on me and I'm lucky to have known him. Larry, I'll miss you."
"With comfort, love, and honoring of Larry. Dual honors: first, to Captain Konikoff, thank you. I recall so many flights my husband and I took on Continental Airlines and bless you for those safe and beautiful flights. Second, to Larry, beloved brother, for all the love you gave to my friend and colleague
, Connie, bless you forever. Deepest sympathy to you, Prudence, on the passing of your soulmate, and to the entire family."
"Our deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in the resurrection hope mentioned at John 5 :28,29 and may your prayers sustain you. Psalm 55:22"
"I know that Larry fought the good fight. My prayers are with Prudence, and the rest of Larry's family. I knew him as a kind and generous man. He and Prudence very generously opened their home to all of us for Mardi Gras 2013 and we were able to celebrate a wonderful occasion with them."
"Love Bro, Ill always remember you with the fondest thoughts and
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