Lawrence Bianucci

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Lawrence Salvador Bianucci

Lawrence Salvador Bianucci, 81, our loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, August 2, 2014, after suffering complications following surgery. Lawrence was born January 3, 1933 in Carlin, Nevada, the son of Bruno and Marie Bianucci. He grew up in the small railroad town in northeastern Nevada where he excelled in several sports. Lawrence was all state in basketball and football and still found time to be the drum major of the Carlin High School Marching band. He attended Utah State University and the University of Nevada and played on their freshman basketball teams. He married his high school sweetheart, Darlene Louise Layton, on March 16, 1955, and was sealed to her for eternity in the Oakland Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1969. A devoted family man, he raised his family in Reno where he lived for thirty-eight years. He was employed by the Southern and Union Pacific railroads as a brakeman and conductor for forty-three years.

Lawrence was heavily involved in youth athletics and remained active in sports—playing softball until the ripe age of sixty-seven. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in various capacities over the years. He is survived by this wife, Judy, (and her two sons Joe and Lance), and his children, Larry (Jane), Carol (Bob), Cheryl (Charles), and Dale (Teri), his sister Anna Brown (and three nephews Lonnie, Johnny, and David), eleven grandchildren (Jessica Potter, Andrew Barlow, Jordan Bianucci, Lindsay Bianucci, Travis Bianucci, Kylie Woodman, Ty Bianucci, Erin Bianucci, Megan Bianucci, Abby Woodman, Drew Woodman), and four great-grandchildren. Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Layton Bianucci, and his parents Bruno and Marie Bianucci. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 8th, at 1:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1095 Golconda Way, Reno, Nevada. There will be an opportunity to visit with family and friends to share memories prior to the service from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. Following the services interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Northern Nevada Branch, P.O. Box 70928, Reno, NV 89570.

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Funeral Home
Walton's Sierra Chapel, Reno
875 West 2nd Street Reno, NV 89505
Funeral Home Details
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2014