Larry L Allison, 71, of the Bronx passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. He was born on September 11,1943 in Corning, New York, the son of the late, Lennart and Edithel (Littlefield) Allison.
Larry is survived by his wife, Jocelyn DelaRosa Allison; daughters, Amanda Allison of Wappingers Falls, NY, Alynda Segarra, of New Orleans, La.; brothers, Ronald (Terry) Allison of Elmira,NY, Donald (Ann) Allison of Horseheads, NY; nieces, Julia Allison of Elmira, NY, Erin Allison of Horseheads, NY; great niece, Madelyn Allison of Pine City, NY; and nephew, Patrick Allison of Pine City, NY; special cousin, Cynthia Springsteen of Rochester, NY.
He is also survived by god daughters, Laureena and Amanda; and many step-children and step-grandchildren, through Jocelyn, and of whom deeply loved him.
He is predeceased by Aunts and Uncles, Leona and Verne Harrison, Lauretta Bierwiler, Elis and Stella Allison, Thor and Helen Allison.
Larry graduated from CFA in 1961, Corning Community College in 1963 and received a Bachelor's of Arts and Master's degree from NYU in 1966 and 1970. Larry's service to the disabled was a life-long vocation for him. He began his career in that cause as a counselor, and later director of Camp Jened, an upstate camp for the disabled in Hunter, NY. Larry had served in both Democrat and Republican administrations in NYC government, eventually rising to the level of Deputy Director for Disabled Services. He served in many departments within the City of New York, including the Board of Elections, where he spear-headed, making polling places handicap accessible. These strategies were utilized throughout the State of New York. He was a fixture in New York's politics, managing, advising and/or assisting in the campaigns of a number of candidates. Party was not an issue; whether the candidate was Republican or Democrat, if Larry felt they were sincere, had good ideas and would follow the ideals that made the nation great, he would help.
Larry had worked for NYC's Office of Emergency Management and spent a great deal of time at the 9/11 site in the aftermath of the attack. He was a brilliant and loving individual and truly passionate about his devotion to America's founding ideals. His convictions were the result of a life spent in public service, his unquenchable curiosity, his diligent research and a fearless devotion to intellectual honesty. Many across America knew him as the co-host of the Vernuccio/Allison Report radio program, initially broadcast on WVOX Saturday mornings and eventually picked up by the amfm247.com
Services were held at Schuyler Hill Funeral Home and Saint Benedict's Church in the Bronx on December 19, 2014.
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Published by The Leader on Jan. 6, 2015.