Robert Lawrence Holl
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Robert Lawrence Holl or "Larry," husband to Irene, passed away quietly at home Thursday evening March 14, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
Larry was born in San Francisco, CA on November 5, 1943 to Richard and Estelle (Hannan) Holl. He spent his youth attending parochial school with his five sisters and brother where he terrorized the nuns and to a lesser degree his sisters. Rich, Marilyn, Gerrie , Bernadette, Judy, and Ginger a loud and gregarious brood of seven all grew up in the Sunset District.
After high school, Larry enlisted in the Navy. He served on the USS Hancock Aircraft Carrier for the next four years. Traveling South East Asia he visited the Philippines, Hong Kong and Vietnam. Once his service ended, he became a painting apprentice in San Francisco, CA. Driving through the city always provided interesting stories regarding one building or another that he had painted.
Larry met the love of his life Irene in 1967. Although they came from different backgrounds, they quickly became very close and were married a few years later in 1970. When their first child Karlene was born they moved to Pacifica, CA. Tim, their youngest, was born shortly afterwards. Following his retirement Larry and Irene moved to Reno, NV.
Larry was a man of many interests. He really enjoyed painting murals. Many of his landscapes and surreal scenes hang in the homes of his family and friends. In addition to painting, Larry loved to hunt and fish. Every year he would take a week with the Teepee 8!
At the center of his life was his family. Never have you met a more loving man. Larry was a devoted, incredible husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by Irene; his children Karlene and Tim; his grandchildren Tyler, Cameron, Emma, and Nick; his brother Rich and his sisters Marilyn, Gerrie, Bernadette and Ginger.
His was a sweet life well lived.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6th, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Mario's Portfinos in Reno, NV.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Mar. 31, 2013