Larry L. Allison
1943 - 2014
Schuyler Hill Funeral Home
3535 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY
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 network.

Services were held at Schuyler Hill Funeral Home and Saint Benedict's Church in the Bronx on December 19, 2014.
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I worked with Larry at Camp Jened in the early 70s. As Director , he was tireless and inspiring. The Camp thrived with Larry´s leadership and campers and counselors learned a great deal. He was unique and caring. He leaves a fine legacy.
Chris Spragud
July 10, 2021
So thankful for the Crip Camp documentary because it introduced me to so many amazing people that I can't believe I had never heard of before. What is quite clear is how instrumental Larry Allison and his camp were in helping those campers to empower themselves. What they went on to accomplish changed our world for the better. What a beautiful legacy.
Sara Lamoureux
April 1, 2020
I worked for Larry at the Board of Elections on the project making polling places handicapped accessible.
Larry was a great boss to work for who made this difficult project enjoyable and instilled in us a great sense of accomplishment when it was done. I also remember his great love of baseball.
I am saddened to learn of his passing.
Steve Schlau
July 22, 2015
February 18, 2015
February 18, 2015
Larry and I started kindergarten at School #3 many years ago. We were in Cub Scouts together in the early 50's. After CFA, our paths diverged. Sorry to read of his passing. He will not be forgotten.
Ken Sterling
February 17, 2015
I'm sorry to hear about your loss, but we can always get comfort from Gods word the bible, when we read his word on daily basis as instructed we always get comfort. TJ
January 11, 2015
This is a most difficult time for the family, just remember he will make you firm and he will make you strong....
January 10, 2015
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