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Laurence Ross
(Larry) Maynard

Larry passed away on November 15, 2015 at the age of 95 in his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA of natural causes. Born on November 4, 1920 in Los Angeles, CA to Laurence and Clara, he graduated from Manual Arts High School then the UCLA School of Engineering in 1956 after serving in the Coast Guard during World War II and the Navy during the Korean War as an air recognizance and radio operator. Upon graduation from UCLA he had a distinguished career at Douglas Aircraft Corporation, STL, which became TRW, and The Aerospace Corporation, retiring as Director of System Safety in his 70's. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bernie, his son Steve (daughter-in-law Denise), daughters Carolyn Maynard and Teresa Baumann, and grandchildren Tami and Dani Baumann, Kelsea and Douglas Maynard, and Brian and
Jacqui Suitt. He is predeceased by his daughter Elaine (9) and sister Audrey (79). His great, life-long passion and hobby was designing, building and flying radio control model airplanes. He built small, large and quarter scale planes and flew them weekly at local airfields and at events throughout the country. His final project, which took him decades to research, design and build, was a quarter-scale Rearwin Speedster, a plane he saw fly as a child and again is his 90's. Larry was member of the IMAA, B.I.R.D.S., Quarter Scale Clubs, the American Model Association, and the Antique Aircraft Association. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Fisher Catholic Church, 5448 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Reception following. In lieu of flowers we ask that a donation to "Research to Prevent Blindness" be made in Larry's name. The loss of his eyesight to macular degeneration led to his decline for he could no longer enjoy his lifelong hobby, read or see his family and friends. This retinal disease effects so many us as we live longer lives and PRB is on the leading edge of this research. You can make a donation online at https://www.rpbusa.org/rpb/support/
donate/support-us/donation-form/, or mail it to "Research to Prevent Blindness", 645 Madison Ave., Floor 21, New York, 10022-1010. Please sign guestbook dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 22, 2015
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