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Lawrence Weishart, age 95, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2016. Larry will be missed by his loving family and remembered by the thousands of students he influenced during his lengthy teaching career. Born in New York City, Larry served in the U.S. Army during WWII and earned BA and MA degrees from UCLA, where he was in the School of Journalism's first graduating class. He was especially proud of the awards his students won at writing competitions. Larry will be remembered for his upbeat personality, writing talent and masterful puns. He loved to travel and make new friends and had a passion for sports, including the Dodgers and horse racing. He was a prolific reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast. Larry is predeceased by his wife of 33 years, Ida. He is survived by his loving companion of 35 years, Virginia, daughters Rena and Sandy, their husbands Peter and George, grandchildren Susan, Jessica and Daniel, and great grandchildren Micah and Noa. Larry is also survived by Virginia's daughters Sarita and Molly, and grandchild Lauren. Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries 800-600-0076 www.mountsinaiparks.org
Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 8, 2016
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