Lawrence A. Tanilli
1951 - 2020
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Lawrence A. Tanilli, 68, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., passed away at home Monday, June 22, 2020. He was born Nov. 23, 1951, in Harrison Township, son of the late Leo R. and Lena F. (Monzi) Tanilli. Lawrence has lived most of his life in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he was an iconic musician and entertainer. He was of the Catholic faith and a graduate of Highlands High School in 1969. Lawrence enjoyed exercising, the beach and riding his bike, and was a Steeler fan. And more than anything else, he enjoyed entertaining his family, friends and fans. He was adored by so many, one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. We are going to miss him so much. One of his many philosophies in life was, "Your talent is God's gift to you, and what you do with it is your gift back to God." Survivors include his son, Anthony L. (Denise) Tanilli, of Lower Burrell and grandson, Braiden Tanilli; his siblings, David M. (Janie) Tanilli, of Buffalo Township, Mark J. (Grace) Tanilli, of Natrona Heights, Robert C. (Ann) Tanilli, of West Deer Township, and Maria A. Tanilli, of Washington, Pa.; his nieces and nephews, Brittany A. Bock, Rachel S. Tanilli, Morgan Tanilli and Christian Tanilli; also surviving is his beloved Patricia Koczan, her son, Jeff, and granddaughter, Maren. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Burial will be private. Visit

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Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Jun. 29, 2020.
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July 7, 2020
I have to say that I am in disbelief of Larry's passing. I knew him from Food Lion around the corner from my house. He was always smiling and a Fantastic Greeter. I found out about his passing only a few days ago. I have prayed over you Larry. Thank you for your kindness and laughter Larry. You will be missed. God Bless you many times over in Heaven. Condolences to Larry's entire Family and his Friends. Chase
Chase Baliles
July 6, 2020
Thanks for all the great memories from the Party Shark Days. Your music, humor and charm will be missed by many from far and wide - even Canada! RIP my friend.
Nick Varricchio
July 3, 2020
I am blessed to have had Larry as a friend and proud to have served as a "Party Shark" for eight years. Love ya Larry. You will be truly missed.
Charles Snuggs
July 2, 2020
A wonderful entertainer who made every audience member feel special. We will miss him terribly, but we'll cherish the special memories and look forward to seeing him perform again in heaven!
Joyce Eblen
July 1, 2020
My fellow Party Shark, Never forgotten.
Ralph L Balletta
June 30, 2020
I will miss you, Larry - your smile, your music, your love of life, your generosity, your joy in entertaining others. Lee admired you so for sticking to music all those years and bringing joy and laughter to so many. When people remember you it will be with a smile and a happy memory of a great guy. Hope you're making heavenly music now - sending a hug.
Marie Layman
June 30, 2020
a great guy and super talent
Myrtle Beach will miss him
Prayers for the family
Diane DeVaughn Stokes
June 30, 2020
Heaven has gained an Angel. Thoughts and prayers to Larrys family, he will be greatly missed

Bonnee Spas
June 30, 2020
Larry was a wonderful person, a true friend, and always willing to help anyone. He gave me my first paying gigs when I arrived in Myrtle Beach and we remained friends from that day. He will be missed but remembered with love. May the angels welcome you into paradise, and give you a place to play in the heavenly band.
Dan O'Reilly
June 30, 2020
More than just the consummate entertainer and musical partner to myself and others, Larry was a true gentleman and generous friend, who's practiced mission was to bring joy and happiness to every person he met. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Anthony, Pat, other family, musical partner Claudette, many friends and fans. Rest in Peace, LT! We'll forever miss you!
Craig Beaumont
June 29, 2020
A wonderful entertainer, true friend, positve influence, and awesome representative of his home. Godspeed Larry....
Tim Sells
June 29, 2020
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