Norfolk - Laurence (Larry) Alan Beaucaire, 75, passed away on July 20, 2014 after enduring a 6 year battle with Alzheimer's. He was born in Plattsburg, NY on February 24, 1939, the son of the late Albert and Katherine (Sausville) Beaucaire.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Kim Beaucaire, his honorary daughter Tonya Zari (Allan), his niece, Nancy (Terry) Noble, his great nieces and great nephews, Kandi Smith, Chris (Rhonda) Smith, Laurence Smith, Derek (Kelli) Newman, Nicole Newman, Katie (Jeremy) Roberts, Bryan Smith, Josh Newman and several great great nieces and a great great nephew.
Larry grew up on a family farm in upstate New York. He graduated from Chazy Central Rural School and attended the State University of New York Albany and Plattsburg. He enlisted in the military and completed his college education under a Navy Program. He spent 10 years in the Far East, 3 years deployed to Vietnam with duty in the Philippines, Korea and Japan. His duty eventually brought him and his wife to Norfolk in 1973. He retired in 1983 after 20 years of service but continued to travel as a technical representative for many years.
Larry was a loving and faithful husband, father figure and friend. He was known for his integrity, devotion, intelligence and gift of gab. He was patient, kind and forgiving. He was a gentle giant who loved people.
He was a proud member of the Ocean View Lions Club, Fleet Reserve Association, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. As his illness progressed and he was no longer able to attend, his love of Holy Trinity Catholic Church remained. His 36 years of dedicated service and faithfulness were a source of great joy.
With deep gratitude and appreciation, the family offers their sincere thanks to Dr. Nabil Tadros and to the staff at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center for their compassionate care and for the dignity and respect in which it was administered.
Visitation will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (Norfolk, VA) on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 10:00am-11:00am. The Funeral Mass will be held immediately following at 11:00am followed by internment at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens (Norfolk, VA).
Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church (Norfolk, VA). Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com
Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 26, 2014