Born April 26, 1947 in Oroville, Calif. to Elaine Rabe, Larry died Oct. 13, 2013.
Attended Palermo School, Las Plumas High School, class of 1965.
Summers were spent in Malin, Ore. to work as a hay hauler with his Uncle Stan. Eventually he made Malin his home and took a job with a local market. In 1971, he married his first wife, Kathy Derra. In 1975, their first child, Justin, was born. In 1980, their second child, Kristin, followed.
In 1981, the family moved to Oroville, CA to pursue a small business venture. During this time, Larry learned the meat cutting trade. In 1988, he sold the market and became a member of the UFCW. In 1990, he moved to the Reno area, where he was a manager of the meat department at Raley's.
He lived in the Reno area for many years, where both of his children lived with him. Larry was very happy living in the Reno area as he was able to pursue his favorite hobbies, hunting and fishing.
In 2007, he transferred to California to be closer to his family. In 2008, he finally fulfilled his dream of retiring. This came just in time for the birth of his first grandchild in February 2009. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, restoring old cars, and anything that involved spending time with his kids and grandson.
In October Larry embarked upon what was to be his last deer hunting adventure. He successfully harvested his last buck, and then, a few days later, rejoined his favorite canine companion, Sassy, in the hunting grounds in the sky.
Larry is survived by his mother, Elaine; aunt, Doris Plaster; son, Justin; daughter, Kristin; and grandson, Jax.
A celebration of life is at 1 p.m. Nov. 9, 2013 at the VFW
Canteen, 1901 Elgin St, Oroville, CA. Barbacue and no-host bar provided. In lieu of flowers, please bring a potluck-style side dish. Please feel free to dress comfortably; camouflage, 49ers or SF Giants attire is welcome.
Please sign the online guest book at www.heraldandnews.com/obituaries