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RAYMOND LAWRENCE (LARRY) TOOMEY


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RAYMOND LAWRENCE (LARRY) TOOMEY Obituary
Raymond Lawrence (Larry) Toomey
8-18-1943 passed 9-14-2018 Larry succumbed to a sudden major heart event. Our beloved friend, brother, and uncle leaves behind his partner Karen Engberg, his brother Michael Toomey (Maryann), his niece Kelly Rodriguez, and his nephew Ian Toomey. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond L. Toomey and Wanda L. Toomey his sister Patricia Potter, and his brother Timothy Toomey. Larry lived a rich and colorful life and leaves behind a host of friends who will miss him. Larry grew up surfing the beaches of the South Bay. He was a charter member of the Haggerty's surf club in Palos Verdes. For a time Larry worked making sails (Kenny Watts sail loft) and racing sailboats up and down the coast. In later life he became an avid paddle board enthusiast and racer. Larry moved to Laguna Beach some 45 years ago and began a career as a swimming pool contractor in South Orange County. For many years he lived in Cabo San Lucas. During those times he became a specialist in major pool, waterfall, and water feature construction completing numerous acclaimed projects. There will be a celebration paddle out for Larry on 10-21-18 @ 9:00 a.m. Redondo and Torrance Beach (RAT Beach).A celebration of Larry's life is being planned afterwards at The Chart House restaurant in Redondo Beach. Larry would welcome any commemorative donations be made to either the SPCA or Heal the Bay.
Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Oct. 3, 2018
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