Loren "Larry" Weiss
1947 - 2021
Wasatch Lawn Mortuary
3401 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
Loren "Larry" Weiss

1947 - 2021

UT—Larry was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Southern California. He migrated to Utah to try his hand at owning and running a hotel and restaurant, the Mid Mountain Lodge in Park City, in 1979. He returned to the law and practiced in Salt Lake for the next forty years. Just short of turning 74, he lost his struggle with pancreatic cancer, one he fought with abundant courage and grace. He passed peacefully at home with his family at this side on September 17th.

Though he made his living as lawyer, "Loophole" as he was known by his fishing buddies, would like to be remembered most as a mentor and teacher of young lawyers, and as a fisherman. He loved mentoring and guiding and was affectionately thought of as Yoda. He loved telling stories about his life - - most of them true. He was always there to listen and lean on.

Larry was an esteemed member of the legal profession for nearly 50 years. He started his practice as a federal public defender, moving into private practice focusing on criminal defense for most of his career, taking on many social justice issues that were important to him, and finishing his distinguished career at the Utah County Attorney's office as the Chief Deputy. He was a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a frequent speaker and lecturer. Whether on the prosecution or the defense side, Larry was a staunch defender of individual rights and liberties. His sense of humor was his favorite way to gently show a different point of view, and, he was an old school lawyer who could disagree but maintain civility while doing so.

Community was important to him, and he served decades on various boards, including The McGillis School, I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, United Jewish Federation of Utah, and The Henry's Fork Foundation.

While teaching at the BYU Law School and Rafi Schwartz Religious School, Larry made a profound impact on many of his students. His influences will continue to be seen as his students carry Larry's legacy into the communities they serve.

Larry was a devoted husband, father, brother, son, uncle, and dog lover. His family was everything to him. He was always so proud of his son Jacob, and enjoyed a great ride with Gina, his bride of 27 years.

As Loophole always said, "less is more." There is so much to say, and we look forward to sharing those memories and reflections with loved ones in the coming weeks and months.

Larry is survived by wife Gina Dalton, son Jacob Weiss, brother Jamie Weiss (Monica Davis), mother-in-law Trudy Gerber (Ken Brown) and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Harry and Gertrude Weiss.

A memorial service will be held at Congregation Kol Ami's Esther's Garden (2425 E Heritage Way, outdoors on the east side of building), on Sunday September 26th at 3:00. Please, vaccinated attendees only. Thoughts and stories can be shared at wasatchlawn.com.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in Larry's name to The Henry's Fork Foundation, The McGillis School, or the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake, all organizations doing good work close to Larry's heart.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Sep. 19 to Sep. 26, 2021.
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Memorial service
Congregation Kol Ami's Esther's Garden
2425 E Heritage Way, outdoors on the east side of building, UT
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Thinking about you and wishing you peace. He was truly an amazing man!
Kim M Luhn
September 30, 2021
It is obvious that Larry knew what is really important in life - the connections we make and the respect and regard we have for one another. Evidence of this is that he left surrounded by the love of family and friends, and the trust and dedication of many loyal colleagues. May you gain strength and comfort from your many wonderful memories.
Roberta Schlicher
September 28, 2021
So sorry to hear of Larry's passing, he was one of the kindest people I ever had the privilege of knowing. I know his spirit will live on.
Gary Crandall
September 24, 2021
Thinking of you Gina & Jake with open arms and sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult and very challenging time. If I may just say one thing about Lar its that he always could make you smile or laugh with his wonderful experiences and stories he would always be willing to share. He had a special way with words that's for sure. We will miss him. Love to you
Robin & Chris Telesco
September 22, 2021
Gina and Jake, My most sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of my law and fishing partner in crime. His years at RQN were the source of much joy and humor for me and he never resisted the impulse to interfere with my work efforts, because he believed I took things much too seriously. As he often said, "15...or even 5 years from now, do you really think you'll wish you had worked more"? I have been thinking about that one the last few days. RIP, my dear friend and my best to two of you. Our paths will surely be crossing. Jeff
Jeffrey Appel
September 21, 2021
Dr. Tommy and Dr. Rebecca Love
September 21, 2021
Larry was a ray of sunshine, always ready with a good story and his razor wit. A man of wisdom and mirth. He will be missed.
Sam Lambert
September 20, 2021
Gina, Getting to know Larry through the book club and the Friday afternoon Covid Zooms has been a treasure. What a light! What a heart! He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed. Peace, Russ.
September 20, 2021
Gina, Wendy and i share our condolences for your loss of dear Larry. We sure loved him and enjoyed our times with you and him. I had a lot of fun over the years with Lar, Sam Alba Scott Lilja and other reprobates, on our golf trips, from Palm Desert to Hilton Head. We will see you this sunday.
Colin King
September 20, 2021
Gina: Sad to say I haven't seeen Larry lately, nonetheless remember him fondly. Offering my sincere condolences. Mike Katz
Mike Katz
September 20, 2021
Rest In Peace Larry. The adventures we had will not be forgotten. You were a great lawyer and a kind man. We are diminished by your passing.
Ed Brass
September 20, 2021
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