LAWRENCE KILLICK - ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - Lawrence Findley Killick was born in Burlington, Vt., on May 31, 1922, and departed this earth on Jan. 31, 2013, at the age of 90. Larry attended the University of Vermont and Dartmouth, playing basketball for both schools. He was in the UVM Basketball Hall of Fame and the New England Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, and was one of Sports Illustrated's "50 Greatest Sports Figures of the Century" from the state of Vermont. After playing college ball, he played professional basketball for the Baltimore Bullets. A patriotic American, he was a captain in the Marine Corps, serving in the Pacific Theater during W.W.II, as well as the Korean War. Larry married Rhoda Hershoff in 1960, and they moved their family from New York City to Brevard County in 1962. He worked with Carroll Distributing and soon became an active member of the business community, serving on several boards of directors. One of his personal successes was having his memoirs published. His book, "Boots, Hoops and Troops," recounted his time in the Marines, basketball and the war. Larry Killick was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rhoda; daughter, Debbie; sons, Alan (Holly), Tom (Kellie), and Barrett (Heather); and six grandchildren, Leighton, Ariel, Aiden, Joelle, Brody and Kyson. A celebration of his life will be held at the Holiday Inn Melbourne-Viera Conference Center, 8298 N. Wickham Road, on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Rockledge, 321-632-1350. Share memories and sign the family guest book at www.afcfcare.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Space Coast Honor Flight, PO Box 560975, Rockledge, FL 32956. He will be missed by many. We love you Larry. Semper Fi!
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Feb. 17, 2013