Lawrence Gerald Anapolsky

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Lawrence Gerald Anapolsky passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, November 17th at the age of 63 due to complications of Pancreatic Cancer. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Bernice and Sol Anapolsky and his sister-in-law Morissa Anapolsky. Larry was born on August 8, 1950 in Sacramento and grew up in the Hollywood Park neighborhood. Larry grew up in the pawn business, working alongside his mother and father from an early age. As a teenager he told his dad that working at California Loan & Jewelry would be his life ambition. After Larry graduated from C.K. McClatchy High School in 1968 he became a full time employee in the pawn business. At this time he also studied at Sacramento City College for one year. Larry then attended the Gemological Institute of America where he became a Graduate Gemologist. After he returned from GIA he joined the Air Force Reserves and was stationed at Travis Air Force base for 6 years. In 1972 he met Kathleen Theresa Morris and they married on February 10, 1973 in Sacramento. It was one of the first weddings performed by a Priest and a Rabbi together. In 1975 their first daughter Michelle was born and then in 1980 Shawna was born. Larry and Kathy built a beautiful life together surrounded by many friends and family. If they weren't socializing with friends, traveling the world, or playing golf they were spending quality time with their children and grandchildren. Larry was a true family man and everything he did was for his girls. Larry's father Sol passed away in 1979 and in that year he and his brother Warren took over the business while still working alongside their mother Bernice. Warren and Larry became the 3rd generation of brothers to run California Loan & Jewelry, which has now been in operation since 1909. They have since expanded the company to include auto title loans and a check cashing business. Larry was active in the pawn industry, having served over 25 years on the board of the California Pawnbrokers Association and Secondhand Dealers Association. Larry truly loved what he did and it showed in the way he interacted with his customers and employees. Larry conducted business the way his parents did, with honesty, compassion and integrity. Building long-term relationships with his customers was extremely important to Larry and it was not uncommon for him to be working with 2nd and 3rd generation of customers. Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his daughter Michelle Anapolsky of Sacramento, his daughter Shawna Terpstra (Joe) of Humble, Texas and the apples of his eyes his two granddaughters Jessica Claire and Teagan Joy. Also survived by his brother Warren Anapolsky of Sacramento, and his sister Ellyce Anapolsky of Chicago. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews and a community of friends near and far who will miss him dearly. The funeral will be on Wednesday, November 20th at 11:00am at Mosaic Law Congregation 2300 Sierra Boulevard with Interment at Home of Peace Cemetery 6200 Stockton Boulevard. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org.

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