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Sturgis, Lawrence February 8, 1937 - March 7, 2021

Lawrence J. Sturgis joined his two Heavenly Sons on 3/7/21. He died peacefully and with his family around him.

Larry was born in Brooklyn, NY, to Clara and Victor Sturgis, The youngest of four boys.

A typical Brooklyn native, avid athlete and Catholic School boy. Larry went to Erasmus Hall High School, then instead of going to college on a football scholarship he joined the Army in 1956. He and his brother chose to serve their country.

Once back from serving, he worked on Wall Street where he met the love of his life, Mary O’Callaghan. He finished his education at City College of NY and pursued a career in the mechanical contracting field. He and Mary married on April 8, 1961 and had four children. Larry is predeceased by his oldest son Gregory P. Sturgis (Pamela) and Stephen Sturgis, who he now joins in heaven. He leaves behind his wife Mary, and 2 daughters Marybeth (Hank) Munier of Pleasantville, NY and Christine Sturgis of Wynnewood, PA.  He also leaves behind his beloved twelve Grandchildren and two great grandchildren all of whom he was so proud.

Larry left the city streets of Brooklyn for suburban life where he developed his talents through each business undertaking. He started his Sheet metal shop in Hastings then on to Wolff & Munier, Inc where he was a project manager and VP, to ending his work journey at SMACNA  (Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors of Southeastern NY). These talents served him and the association well until the age of 80 years old, when he finally retired!

Never was there a happier man than Larry on the tennis or paddle court with his buddies from NYAC and other surrounding clubs. He also enjoyed beaching in Rhode Island and loved being surrounded by his devoted family and friends. A true competitor, teacher and partner in life, work and sports. Larry will certainly be missed, but Heaven is gaining one of the Best!

Calling hours at The Fred H. McGrath & Son, Funeral Home, Bronxville, between the hours of 2-6 pm Friday March 12th. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Joseph’s Church, Bronxville, NY, Saturday March 13th at 9:45 am. www.mcgrathandson.com

In Lieu of flowers , donations can be made in his name for Calvary Hospital or Support.Special Olympics.org

Calling Hours:  2 to 6 pm, Friday, March 12, 2021

Mass:  9:45 am, Saturday, March 13, 2021, St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville, NY

In Lieu of Flowers: donations can be made in his name for Calvary Hospital or Support.Special Olympics.org

 

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    Mona and Ray Voelkel says

    We love Larry! He is an incredibly special person who always made everyone around him feel special. Our deepest condolences to Mary and all family members. May all the happy memories be a comfort during these difficult days.

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    Carlton Terrace says

    Larry brought sunshine to Carlton Terrace! He was so kind, friendly and caring! He served on the board at Carlton and was always helpful. He will be sorely missed! Everyone here sends their condolences to Mary and the entire family.

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      DeGenova-Coronel says

      Larry was always kind and friendly, he will be missed.
      Our sincerely condolences Mary..
      Alba and Shirley

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    Anne Hill says

    Proud to have known him, a wonderful family man, good sense of humor and very patient. To watch him body surf with the kids in New Jersey or Rhode Island was a real treat, he loved the water but was very happy playing tennis, paddle ball and pickle ball. Anytime spent with Larry was a good time. Your friend will miss you, Anne Moran Hill

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    Ron & Victoria LoPinto says

    To Our Buddy Larry, You have left us with a bundle of memories. Larry keep your eye on the Yellow Ball..RIP………Victoria & Ron LoPinto

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