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Lawrence Poelvoorde

1948 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Lawrence Poelvoorde Obituary
Our beloved husband and father, Lawrence Poelvoorde, passed away peacefully at home in Torrance on Saturday, December 4, 2010. "Larry" was born on March 10, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan to Albert and Florine Poelvoorde. The family moved to Warren, Michigan where he graduated from St. Clements High School in 1966. He met Colleen Fitzsimons, also of Detroit, in 1969 and they were married on May 3, 1974. After traveling in the United States and Europe, the couple finally put down roots in Southern California, first in Huntington Beach, where their daughter, Lauren, was born in 1979, and then in Manhattan Beach where their son, Max, was born in 1981. They moved to Torrance in 1983 and have called it home ever since. Larry worked for the waterbed industry, as a sales representative, and finally retired from the Federal Express Corporation where he worked as a courier and service representative for twenty years. He is best remembered for his creativity, his laughter, and most of all, his music. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Colleen; his daughter, Lauren; his son, Max; his parents, Albert and Florine Poelvoorde; his sister, Susan Clark; three nieces; one nephew; and numerous other relatives and close friends. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. at Halverson, Stone, and Myers Mortuary. A funeral mass in his honor will be celebrated on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at Nativity Church in Torrance. The family would like to thank the caring and compassionate Providence Trinity Hospice team of Torrance and requests that donations be made to them in lieu of flowers. Please go the mortuary's website, www.halversonstonemyers.com to send the family messages or to share a "Hats off to Larry" memory. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.

Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 8, 2010
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