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Lawrence M. Mancini


1923 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Lawrence M. Mancini Obituary
February 5, 1923 - June 15, 2016 Born in Brooklyn, NY to Sicilian parents, Larry joined the U.S. Army Air Corps at 17. He served in the 10th India China Division Air Transport Command, flying over "the hump" in a C-47 earning three Battle Stars and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He moved to Los Angeles with his wife, Frances and 2 children for a new life. Larry had a lifelong gift with machinery; his talent took him from Republic Studios to Consolidated Film Industries where his reputation spread far and wide. In his own shop he built the prototype Fisher sound boom for Jim Fisher, an industry standard. At home in the San Fernando Valley he was never still, remodeling every house he lived in. Among his beloved tools were lathes, a cement mixer, engine hoist and a tractor. He raised Arabian horses in Shadow Hills and traveled the world. He loved sports cars, linguine with clams and a great view. He was afraid of nothing, demanded excellence and was quick with a wisecrack. With him goes one of the best of his generation. He is survived by his four children, Lorraine, Larry, Lindsay and Leslie, also Lise (deceased), their mother, Frances Riccardi, grandchildren Serina, Weston, Dustin, Jacob and Paul, 3 great-grandchildren, sister Mary and his longtime partner, Hannah Saber. Services at Forest Lawn, Hollywood, June 25, 2016, 2:30PM.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 21 to June 23, 2016
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