Lawrence (Larry) |
Died unexpectedly while on a fly fishing trip on Friday, November 1, 2013. Larry was the oldest of six children born to Carolyn and Arnold Piatti in San Francisco, California in 1952. He attended local schools and graduated from Marin Catholic High School. After graduating, Larry served as an Intern for US Congressman William S. Mailliard in Washington DC. He attended University of San Francisco and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.
Larry joined Carter Hawley Hale Stores for the start of his career. After a few years he entered media sales where he enjoyed great success with several broadcasting companies, including KSFO, KGO, KNEW, Major Market Radio, KRON and Comcast. Larry was admired and respected throughout the media industry.
Larry's love for the outdoors was reflected in his passion for fly fishing, hiking, gardening and photography. Larry was very involved in his local community as a member of the Marin County Rotary Club. He was a Vice Commodore of the Richardson Bay Yacht Club and involved in the Marin Catholic Alumnae Association. Larry also was a member of the Mt. Diablo, Golden Gate and Mt. Tamalpais Fly Fishing Clubs.
Larry is survived by his wife, Mary Sue, his parents Arnold and Carolyn Piatti, and his siblings, Victoria Piatti-Moore, Mark Piatti, Michele Piatti, Laura Piatti-Powell, and Mary Maciel in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was a devoted husband, son, brother and uncle to his family.
His family and friends will miss Larry's enthusiasm for life and enormous presence.
A mass in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at St. Sebastian the Martyr Catholic Church in Kentfield at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Tiburon Salmon Institute (www.tiburonsalmoninstitute.org) and the
Monte's Chapel of The Hills, San Anselmo, CA
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 7, 2013