Hi.. I am sad my godfather died. He was an amazing man,dad, best friend to my daddy and godfather to me.my mom had a massive stroke and is in hospice. I thought I must call uncle Larry. I googled him. I am so very sad. Aunt Mary I wish I could hug you. Please call or email me if u can.. Wendi schipani.. Cell 7148610698. Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org I love you uncle Larry.. Wendi
To the Werner family: We send our deepest condolences and are thinking of you. The obit in the Post-Gazette was but a small tribute to a great man who obviously had an indelible impact on so many, not the least of which was his son and my good friend Bern. What a gift that this great man touched so many and led a good life. ~The Colletti Family (Jack, Nicole, Nicholas and Rachel).
To Mary and the big, wonderful Werner family,
We are all so blessed for having the honor of knowing Larry in our respective lifetimes. He was my best friend for almost 50 years and Anne has known Larry for over 40 years. He was always there for his family and friends, providing wit, wisdom and, most importantly, love. We know Larry is now sharing his great stories with the Lord and we will miss him dearly.
Love and prayers to all,
John and Anne Smith
Rest in Peace, Larry, and God Bless.
I have only fond memories of Larry, even though, as a reporter, I caused him enormous grief. He always met the situation with aplomb. Later as a public relations competitor, my admiration for him grew even greater. Always a gentleman. I hope the entire Werner family can take comfort in knowing how well he was regarded by all who knew him.
Larry and Bobbie;
It was through you that I had the opportunity to meet your father. What a Great Guy! Larry made you feel comfortable in any situation, and was well versed on many topics. It was an honor and a privilege to know him, as well as to be considered a friend. If there is anything I can do, do not hesitate to ask.
Mary and family -- Hundreds of PR professionals around the country are sharing the loss of a mentor and friend. Larry's "client first" example and ability to focus on key issues taught us all to be not just better but the best! Sharing your loss and sending thoughts and prayers.
To Mary and the Werner Family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of Larry from a former (but always will be) an "Equibanker".
I had the absolute pleasure of knowing Larry through Dr. Jack Farls and I did not see him very often but when I did he just lite up the room. He was a very kind hearted gentle man with a great sense of humor. We will miss you Larry and your memory will live on in our hearts...Thoughts and prayers to all who morn his loss.
Cindy Della Valle
So sorry I cannot be there with you, but know that I am there in spirit with you and the family, all of whom Larry loved so much. His loyalty & sense of humor were the best, and I feel lucky to have had him as a dear & special friend. With love & prayers to all of you.
Sorry I couldn'T make the funeral home. I m in Florida visiting my daughter and grand children. Larry was a great person and great friend and I will miss him dearly.
Our Pittsburgh memories, in our 20's and 30's were fun trips, evenings together with all the kids~ and many laughs. We prayed for you when you were sick and hoped for a mini reunion somewhere - someday- Now it will be in heaven.. Free from pain.. You are HIS..
Our love to all the Werners. In sympathy from our hearts to yours….
What can anyone say about Larry that would do him justice ? He was a fine example as a consummate professional, but even that pales in comparison to the example he set as a human being. I have never met anyone in my life who treated everyone around him with more respect and consideration than he did. There are far too few like him. Anyone and everyone fortunate enough to have known him will miss him deeply. To have been among his friends was and is a great honor that I will always cherish.
Larry was my mentor at Ketchum and I will always cherish our friendship!
It was such a privilege to work with Larry at Ketchum and to enjoy his friendship. He was always generous with his time and his knowledge and had a wonderful sense of humor. My condolences to his large and wonderful family. He was so proud of all of you.
Mary & family - I was sorry to learn of Larry's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
I had the pleasure of working with Larry in the Public Relations department of U. S. Steel in the 70's. He was a great boss and a wonderful person. Always kind, professional, and funny. He will be missed!