Lawrence Grondziak

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Lawrence Grondziak, of Homosassa, Florida passed away on September 9, 2017, at the age of 81. Larry was born in Detroit, MI to Lawrence Sr and Rose. He was the oldest of three children.
While at Fordson High School, Larry met his wife of 50 years, Altha. Larry attended one year of college then enlisted in the Navy. The Navy led him to discover he was skilled in the area of electronics. After serving his country, he worked at and retired from the Federal Aviation Administration. While with the FAA, he was very well respected, trusted and became a leader in his field, earning a position at Andrews Air Force Base equivalent to a One Star General.
Larry and Altha had four children Duane, Sandy, Linda, and Marsha. He was very supportive of their goals. He attended or volunteered at nearly all of their sporting events. Larry loved life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, scuba diving, hiking, farming, flying his airplane, traveling in his RV, watching movies, Easter soup, strong coffee and all fruit pies. He especially loved his family.
Years after Altha passed away; Larry met and fell in love with Pat. They were married and shared many traveling adventures together.
Larry is survived by his wife Pat Grondziak, daughters - Sandy Mathis, Linda Gordon, Marsha Webster, sons in law - Dale Mathis, Mike Gordon, and Jeff Webster; daughter in law Debbie Grondziak; grandchildren - Amber Grondziak, Duane Grondziak Jr (Christine), Claire Partlow, Jake Mathis, Madelyn Ryan (Connor), Heather Dearman (Kyle), Dylan Mathis, Seth Webster and Vince Partlow; great grandchild - Evelyn Dearman; sisters Elaine Romanski and Pat Tripp. Predeceased are his first wife Altha and son Duane.
In all things, Lawrence was practical and efficient. His wishes were to have no showing or service and to keep all proceedings simple and economical for his family and friends. In lieu of donations or flowers, Lawrence would simply say, "Save your money."
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Sept. 15, 2017
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