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D. Larry LaPorte: 1935-2019


Last updated 3/16/2020 at 3:31pm

D. Larry LaPorte, born Feb. 27, 1935, passed away November 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He lived a wonderful life.

He is survived by Jewel Lee LaPorte, his beloved wife of 52 years; his five children and their spouses; eleven grandchildren; five siblings and their spouses; and nieces and nephews.

And he was surely welcomed into heaven by his mother, father, and three older brothers. Larry had a zest for life and loved everyone who entered his. A retired high school counselor from the Edmonds School District and Archbishop Murphy, Larry had enormous kindness, humor, and integrity. He got great joy from his students and always said, "When you find a job you love, you don't work a day in your life."

In private life, he prioritized his faith and his family. He loved riding his bike, teaching, learning French, fishing, gardening, and playing with grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to charities close to his heart, including the Maryknoll Brothers (MaryknollSociety.org/Heart), Children of Vinh Son Orphanage Inc. (www.vinhsonorphanage.org), or a charity of your choice. Written memories would be meaningful.


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