William Lawrence Squire
On Monday, May 4, 2020
William "Larry" Squire, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at age 78 after a valiant battle with Bladder Cancer.
Larry was born on January 6, 1942 in New Brunswick, NJ to Thomas and Winifred (FitzRandolph) Squire. He was raised in the Arbor section of Piscataway. He attended Piscataway HS and proceeded to join the United States Navy after graduation. He proudly served for 8 years during the Vietnam War, earning the Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. After being Honorably discharged as a Petty Officer 1st Class, he made his home in NJ.
In October of 1985 he married Donna (DeVico) Squire. In October of 1986 they moved to St. Augustine, Fl where they settled and made a home, and welcomed 2 daughters Allyson and Lorri.
For a time, Larry worked for St. Johns County Council on Aging as Food Supervisor and cook for Meals on Wheels. In 1993 he became partners with Jerry Ray at Computer Discount Center, now known as The Computer Doctors. Larry was "The Grump" of 2 Geeks and a Grump. He remained a partner until the time of his death.
Larry was an avid Ham Radio Operator(N4TDS) and loved CB Radios (Mr.Blue Eyes). He was also one of SAHS Marching Bands biggest supporters and band/ Winterguard Dad. He was also an avid jazz music lover, traveling with the SAHS Jazz Band.
He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Winnie.
He will be eternally loved and missed by his wife of 34 years Donna, children Allyson (Chris) Samples and Lorri (Mike) Winner. Granddaughters Kinsley and Emersyn Winner and grandson Carson Samples. As well as his puppy Shay.
He is also survived by his brother Ted (Hannah) Squire of the Republic of Ireland, "sisters" Linda Lillis and Sharon Shipley. Nieces Stephanie Nicks, Jennifer Lillis,and nephew Stephen Lillis. Great-nephew Jameson and great-niece (coming in August) Adalynn. As well as many loved extended family and friends.
As per Larry's request there will be no services. Craig Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Just remember him as the Grump who always had time for others...
Published in St. Augustine Record from May 7 to May 8, 2020.