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Obituaries

  • Larry J. Underwood,

    Larry J. Underwood,

Larry J. Underwood, 74

April 17, 2015

Larry J. Underwood,

Larry J. Underwood,

Larry J. Under­wood, 74, of Port Char­lotte, passed away peace­fully Fri­day, April 17, 2015, at Tidewell Hospice.

Born on July 13, 1940, in Jamestown, N.Y., he grad­u­ated from Prince­ton High School and Syra­cuse Uni­ver­sity, Class of 1963, with his degree in soci­ol­ogy and eco­nom­ics; and he was a grad­u­ate of the School of Sales in mar­ket­ing and man­age­ment. While there, he was a mem­ber of the Syra­cuse Uni­ver­sity foot­ball team.

Larry served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He worked in sales and man­age­ment for the Con­tainer Cor­po­ra­tion of Amer­ica; was the direc­tor of research and leg­isla­tive affairs for the New Brunswick Rar­i­tan Val­ley Cham­ber of Com­merce; sales for John­son & John­son; Hunt Wes­son Foods; McGraw Hill and finally sales exec­u­tive and dia­mond mer­chant for A.H. Pond Com­pany in Syra­cuse, NY.

He was a mem­ber of Sales Mar­ket­ing Exec­u­tives Inter­na­tional; Uni­ver­sity Club of Syra­cuse; Jaycees of Syra­cuse; Alumni Asso­ci­a­tion of Syra­cuse; and Young Men’s Busi­ness Asso­ci­a­tion, all in NY.  He was a past pres­i­dent of the Gar­dens of Gulf Cove in 1982 and has been a friend of Bill W. for 21 years.

Sur­vivors include his lov­ing wife, Bar­bara, and son, Glenn, both of Port Charlotte.

A memo­r­ial ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Sat­ur­day, May 23, at St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way.  A recep­tion will follow.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Tidewell Hos­pice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sara­sota, FL 34238, in mem­ory of Larry Underwood.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home with Pri­vate Cre­ma­tory has been selected to han­dle arrangements.

You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com