In Memory

Larry Smith

Larry Smith

( March 10, 1943 - October 25, 2016)

Larry Smith, husband of Sue Eberhardt Smith, a fellow member of FLHS '61, and the father of Jennifer (Bleakney) and Michael, and grandfather of Thomas and Cassady, passed away peacefully at home.

His son Michael posted the following on Facebook:

"While this may seem like a tacky way for an announcement such as this, it is the most expeditious method. My father passed away peacefully this morning in his home.

Dad had been battling Lewy Body Dementia for the last several years and was under hospice care at home for the last 2 weeks. He was made comfortable in his last few weeks/days, and friends/family have been around to provide support. My sister was able to visit and say her goodbyes this week and I will be there on Thursday. My wonderful wife has been down helping my mother with the care-giving duties for the last 2 weeks, and for that I am eternally grateful.

You were a great man with a kind heart. I will miss you Dad. I love you very much and always will. Rest in peace pal."

Photo taken March 12, 2016, when Michael and Jennifer vistied for Larry's 73rd birthday.

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11/04/16 10:32 AM #11    

Beverly Solinsky (Reilly)

Not only did Larry have the warmest smile, sweetest giggle, and consistent gentle nature; he always made me smile. He was sensitive and caring.  Larry and I had a running joke about our mutual enjoyment of reading our encyclopedias from A - Z.  I have memories of visiting Larry and Sue when they were living on a farm in PA while Larry tried his hand with dairy Lake Stockholm in the big log cabin...on Orchard Street in Fair Lawn...of holding his hand in our 50th FLHS reunion class photo.  Larry was easy to like and to be with.  Gone way too soon.  I shall miss him..  

With deepest sympathy to Sue, Jennifer, Michael and family.

11/04/16 12:06 PM #12    

Richard Stehlik

Condolences to Sue and Family.  Larry was a Great Guy

11/04/16 02:33 PM #13    

Jeanne Lafferty

Larry was part of a michievous gang at Thomas Jefferson. Our homeroom was known as: 7/11. In history class we were divided into groups of four and told to come up with a re-enactment from Americal History. As the groups were chosen there were three of us left over: me, Peter Katz and Larry Smith. On the day of the presentations we saw Washington crossing the Delaware, Abe Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Adress, Paul Revere's ride and other skits like that. Our group of scalawags chose to re-enact the capture of George Metesky, the Mad Bomber of New York City. This went over exxeptionally well with the class. The teacher didn't seem too terribly enchanted with us. 

11/05/16 03:25 PM #14    

Estelle Sandow (Needleman)

I'll remember Larry's impish smile and bubbly personality. I always enjoyed seeing him and Sue at our class reunions and missed them at this one. My sincere condolences to Sue and family. Larry was a dear, sweet guy.



11/05/16 05:26 PM #15    

Christopher Freitag

I was saddened when advised of Larry's death at our class's 55th reunion.I knew Larry since I was 8 years old and always found him to be a pleasant and engaging fellow.  May you rest in peace, Larry.


11/06/16 11:55 AM #16    

Dennis LaHiff [friend Of Class]

Larry and I were good friends from kindergarten at Radburn School and remained good friends when we went off to different schools. He was always a trusted friend, there with a smile. I, like all of his friends, will miss him.  I sauspect he's driving that Karmann Ghia in the sky !!.  Rest in peace my friend..

11/06/16 04:10 PM #17    

Galen Royer

Larry is one of my oldest and best friends. We were pals all through school from early grammer school through FLHS. When I remember Larry, all I can think of is us laughing over something he said.What a gift he was to all of us and what a privilage it is to have been his friend. God bless Larry and God bless Sue.  

11/06/16 05:44 PM #18    

George Wenthe [friend Of Class]

Larry was a true class act and a real gentlrman.  While I didn't attend FLHS, we were solid freinds from Radburn until his final days.  I will never forget the phone call I received the day he was discharged from the army.  He was so happy to be home and get back into the social circle. Larry wanted to know what the gang was doing that night and I replied that we were meeting at the Dutch House and then going to Eberhardts for a party.  He shyly asked if he coulld come along and the rest is history.  He fell madly in love with Sue and married shortly after. Sue, you made him a very happy man and I know you enjoyed a great life together.  

My deepest sympathy and love to the family.

George Wenthe

11/07/16 12:52 PM #19    

Frederick H. Richter

Larry was a good friend for many years! I will never forget Sue & Larry's wedding! It was a classic! Lol

11/08/16 05:50 PM #20    

James Kimple, Jr.

Impish, kind, lively, friendly, friend.  Who did not appreciate Larry?  

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