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Lawrence R., PE
Greece: Passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, at age 79. Born Sept. 25, 1933 in Buffalo to a 100% Italian American Catholic family. Married to Marie Vastola, nee San George. He practiced traditional family values. His early years were in north Buffalo. Graduated from University of Buffalo, in 1964, Relocated with family to Rochester in 1971 for an opportunity as a structural project engineer at Eastman Kodak Company supporting manufacturing operations and facilities groups. Larry became a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the 1970's. Larry conducted PE review courses for the Rochester Professional Engineering Society and provided high school tutoring. Consulting private practice from 1990-2005. Taught several courses at MCC, corporate clients included Spancrete.
Larry was predeceased by his twin brother Donald, sister, Theresa, parents, Frank and Mildred. He is survived by his loving wife Marie Vastola, son Christopher, daughter Laura, granddaughters: Shana and Dana, brother, James (Nora), sister Jane (Kevin) Hammann; sister in law - Dorothy Vastola; brother in laws Louis (Nancy) San George and George San George.
Larry and Marie have been happily married since 1957. Their love and devotion to each other is what marriage should be. Nice memories of skiing, family gatherings and vacations. After surviving cardiac and respiratory arrest in 2005 the family truly enjoyed his humor and living ways, every day. Larry enjoyed many passions, both active and passive. Tennis, skiing, travel, education and helping others.
The family has set up a Facebook site, Lawrence R. Vastola, so you can continue your friendship, pass along photos, videos & memories.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of Benincasa House for the loving care given to Larry during his illness.
Larry was a United States Army Veteran who served his country during the Korean War.
There will be no prior calling hours. Larry's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Sat., Jan 26th at 10:00 AM at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 North Greece Rd., Rochester, NY. Memorial contributions may be directed to Benincasa House, 3880 Rush-Mendon Rd., Mendon, NY 14506. To share a special memory, please visit:
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25, 2013