- 55 years old
- Date of birth: May 20, 1959
- Place of birth:
New York, New York, United States
- Date of passing: Nov 4, 2014
- Place of passing:
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Let the memory of Lawrence be with us forever|
This memorial website was created by J. Greene in memory of her brother, Lawrence Scott Greene, 55, born on May 20, 1959 and passed away on November 4, 2014.
"2 years... it seems impossible. We still feel the void. I think about you and Scott often. I can still imagine the look on his face and the ribbing he would give me about things going on in my life. Miss ya buddy."
"Aw, Scott! I miss you, big brother! You were, and still are, an inspiration to me. And because of you, I've been introduced to a new friend and my new sister by choice.
I'm sure you're keeping them on their toes up there. I love you."
"As we remember Larry on the second anniversary of his passing I hope the words that I write will bring comfort to all of you all who knew two years ago and those of you just finding out.
I can only image that what we have known for two years and you have just found out has created an emotional rollercoaster.
As we remember the second anniversary of his passing this weekend find a moment to do something silly and you will hear Larry’s laugh and know he is with you always.
Reach out to me at any time you feel the need to share, reflect, laugh or cry for I am here for you today, tomorrow and always.
I feel your pain, loss and grieve that will be more prevalent some days more than others. I know that you will find a way every day for all the days of your life to continue to embrace life, live life and create lasting memories in his name and in his honor.
Find comfort in knowing that Larry's life has gone full circle, he is back in the arms of his mother protected, sheltered and loved and together they have found eternal life under the watchful eye of God.
Fortified by your memories that you and Larry created I am confident that in your darkest hours these memories will give you strength, peace and comfort and when the time comes and God calls you home there will be a reserved sign with your name next to your best friend whom you loved and loved you.
Be well, Be strong. Much Love.
The Greene Family"
"It's been two years to the day since Larry's premature passing. And even though I had discovered that he died only a few weeks ago, I still feel a tremendous emptiness, albeit for no other reason than I no longer have the luxury of simply picking up the phone and catching up; hearing his voice; laughing hysterically with him!
Similar to the words of John Donne:
"...If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were...."
With Larry's passing, WE are the less.
I'd imagine what many folks will remember about Larry (Scott) most is his unmistakable, inimitable, almost mellifluous baritone voice on the airwaves. Few may know that, in addition to his diction and presentation (among other talents), Larry was a musician and prolific song writer! His creativity was astonishing. I would listen agog as the ideas would flow. And like Antonio Salieri, I was honestly both impressed and a bit envious. Decades ago, I had the privilege of working with Larry to record some of his music. He penned such titles as:
"When I Go"
"I Came to Get It"
"(You Make Me) Nervous"
If memory serves, a little rock & roll ditty he called "Love Gun" started off:
"In the days of old Cupid shot with a bow and arrow
But his chances of hitting the mark, well they were slim and narrow.
Nowadays he has so much more fun
'cause he has the exclusive use of the love gun!"
CLASSIC! Sheer novelty poetry!
"... you don't know what you got 'til it's gone.."
Please save a seat for me, Larry
RIP Old Friend"
"I am just hearing about our tremendous loss; and inexcusably belated adding my remarks of sorrow and respect.
For a time, Larry (as I called him) was closer than a brother to me. We essentially launched each other over the promontory of adulthood, on a dare.
We made music together and shared virtually countless laughs and inside gags
Without a doubt one of the most intelligent and talented individuals I had ever met!
We eventually went in different directions; I chose to attempt to fit in with the the "titans of industry", and Larry stayed true to his ART. I both envied and admired him for that.
Ironically, Larry had been appearing in my dreams lately... for no reason. He was just there, laughing or deriding me like the old days. Those dreams inspired me to try and reach out to him. I should have done so a long time ago. I see that now. One never knows what lies around the bend.
Micheal said it best. Scott was truly: "...Born to amuse, to inspire, to delight..."
Gone too soon
Rest in peace ... my BEST friend"
May 20, 2016
I pretend that I'm glad you went away,
No more tears and no more pain.
These four walls are closin' more every day
and I'm dying inside
and nobody knows it but me
like a clown I put on a show
The pain is real even if nobody knows
and I'm cryin' inside
and nobody knows it but me
I tried to say all
the things I needed to say
and then God came and took you away
Now my world is just a tumblin' down
I can say it so clearly
but you're nowhere around
I carry your smile when I'm broken in two
and I'm nobody without someone like you
I'm tremblin' inside and nobody knows it but me
I lie awake it's a quarter past three
I'm screamin' at night as if I thought
you'd hear me
Yeah my heart is callin' you
and nobody knows it but me
How blue can I get
You could ask my heart
but like a jigsaw puzzle it's been torn
A million words couldn't say just how
A million years from now ya know
I'll be lovin' you still
The nights are lonely, the days are so sad
and I just keep thinkin that you'd be right by my side
and I'm missin' you
and nobody knows it but me"
"Excepts of Celebration of Scott Greene’s Life
By Kaci Christian
December 2, 2014) The life of Lawrence “Larry” Scott Greene was celebrated Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Chatsworth. Family, friends, fraternity brothers and radio broadcasting colleagues gathered to honor the memory of the man known as Scott Greene to thousands across the Southland.
He then began a career in news broadcasting which lasted nearly 30 years. Scott had a deep, melodious, distinctive voice and an infectious laugh. He was well-liked by his colleagues who told stories of enjoying lots of laughter with Scott before, after and during the breaks between reports.
I first met Scott when we worked together at Metro in the early 2000s, and we became instant friends. He had a heart of gold beneath his hefty, gruff exterior and loved to laugh.
“I’d see him every morning when I came in to produce and write at Metro,” shared Sandy Wells, “and Scott would be coming off the overnight shift. He seemed so full of energy and always greeted me with a smile, even after a long night. We visited a few minutes every day. He’ll be missed.”
Alan Lee added, “Life is too short, you know? He was taken way too soon. Scott was a great guy.”
“We were collaborating on creating a couple of demos for talk show projects,” said Myk Price. “Sorry it didn't work out for us to make those together. Scott was an awesome friend with a terrific voice. He was very talented.”
One of his Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity brothers from CSUN, Rick Childs, said “I used to listen to him on the radio late at night. His voice would guide me with his traffic reports as I headed home along the 14 Freeway into the Antelope Valley. I always smiled to hear his voice, knowing he was in the car with me. I’ll miss him.”
Thank you to his colleagues from Metro Traffic: Cindy Burkey, Sandy Wells, Randy West, Heather Branch, Kaci Christian, Dawn Daniels Griffin, Liza Lake, Myk Price, Russell "Alan" Lee, Ken Jeffries for contributing to this article.
The entire article may be viewed by visiting www.laradio.com"
"We are deeply grateful for the kindness and compassion you extended to our family during this difficult time."
You have touched our hearts !
The Greene Family"
"Life is but a stopping place.
A pause in what's to be.
A resting place along the road to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys ,different paths along the way, we all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place far greater than we know, for some , the journey's quicker, for some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends, we'll claim a great reward.
And find an everlasting peace, together with the Lord."
"We will always cherish the memories of our dear nephew and godchild, Larry Greene.
Your Uncle and Aunt Peter and Maxine Gomes"
"We all have our own special memories of time spent with you. Those thoughts and times will give us comfort. They will always be dear to our hearts."
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