Hey Larry. I have not been here in awhile, but you often pop into my head. I pass Martells walking home every night and always recall seeing you and Adam there late that summer of 2001. I had not seen you in a long time, and we never spoke, yet we were both so happy to see each other. I never realized our birthdays were 20 days apart. We all miss you.
Hi Laurence. Missing you a whole lot. Driving your old Prelude in San Francisco knowing how much you would enjoy the ride.
Yesterday was Memorial Day. Those of us who love you have had 952 Memorial days since that awful day in September, 2001. The flowers are blooming on your grave and we think of you always. Your smile keeps many of us going. God bless you and may you rest in peace. Pops
Hey Laurence, Keep a look out for my friend Jobie who made her way up there this week. She was a great girl, who shared your love of life! You two will get along great. Show her the ropes. We miss you so much and think about you always. Love you and miss you today and always! xoxoxoxoxo
Check out the recently uploaded Julia Roberts / LP video under the Photos / Video section. Please be aware it requires the quicktime plugin (already installed on many computers). Feel free to email me with questions.
LP, Since this has all happened, I think about you all the time. Back to when Danny first introduced us in Florida and we both ended up in Mt. Snow two days later. I knew right away you were quite a character. Especially when you took one look at Karen and said 'Who's your friend? I love her and want to marry her. Will you help me?' How could I resist? You ended up sending her a fruit basket for her birthday, which needless to say, did not help the cause. But fortunately, we all became great friends from it. We had many memories, from all those summers in the Hamptons to crashing Christmas parties. Whether is was leading the Conga line at SocGen to some random shindig at Lips, no party was too big or too small (as long as there was an open bar). You always made people smile. Even if it was just by stretching a tootsie roll across your mounth and asking 'do I have anything in my teeth?'. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to call you my friend. From you I learned to live life to the fullest and to make every day count. I hope you're still making everyone around you smile-tootsie roll or not. Love, Jen
I can remember in 1995 for about six months to a year, Larry would come by and visit me on the set of a couple of different television shows. We would talk and he told me he wanted to get out of the law and into the entertainment industry. He didn't know in what capacity, he just wanted in. I remember, specifically, him coming by the set of 'Central Park West' and within the hour he was shmoozing with one of the producers and the Directors Guild of America representative. He was dressed in a suit, having come straight from work on one of his many looooong lunch breaks, and here he was talking to these people that I worked with and rarely had contact with. Laughing, joking, patting on the back... It was around this time that he had the Julia Roberts incident and I have no doubt, had he continued to pursue a career in entertainment, that I would probably be working for him now. Coincidentally, Danny and Larry both appeared as extras on that show playing rollerbladers in Central Park.
There are people who drift into our lives for just a brief moment, yet have a tremendous impact. Laurence was one of those people for me. I had the privilege of sharing a number of family holidays with Laurence, Danny, and Bud as Iris became an integral part of their lives. I remember the pride with which Bud gazed upon his boys; and the reaction my much younger son had as he witnessed the camaraderie and deep friendship Laurence and Danny shared. I loved watching Laurence take Justine under his wing, and lavish her with such special attention. Who would have ever guessed that the life of such a vibrant young man would end so abruptly, so senselessly? As his family requested so elegantly at the services, let Laurence be remembered for his life, not his death - his unbelievable zest for life, his adoration for his parents and his brother, his enduring friendships. And all of those lucky to have known him at all will be that much more enriched for the experience.
LP- I just wanted to let you know that this year, for the first time since 1987... my BUCKEYES defeated the blue team from michigan...AT MICHIGAN!!! I know youre all die hard UM fans, and it was hard to swallow!!! My big brother really misses you. I think a part of him died when you did. Saul is lacking the humor he once had. We miss you very much. Happy chanukkah!!!! Noah Rosenthal
Whether hanging out in the Syosset High School parking lot or partying this past year in the Hamptons and The Back Page, it was always a privilege to be in your company. Your greatness will always be an inspiration. I think about you often and miss you.
Larry, Well, I have been wanting to write something to you for a while but I have not been able to get the courage up to do it. Well, I woke up this morning and realized that the time is now and another minute should not go by without me writing to you. When I think back as to how long I have known you and your family it blows my mind. Almost 28 years. It seems that our paths always crossed, whether it be in elementary, junior high, high school and even Michigan. Then I wound up living in the city in the same building as you at 1160! I only have fond, funny and pleasant memories of you, whether it be as children swimming in my pool, working (or making people believe we were working) during the summer at Central General, or just seeing you in the elevator in the apartment building with that huge smile on your face. No matter what time of day it was, you were always 'on'. Nothing ever seemed to put you in a bad mood. But the most important thing I remember about you is that phone call I received from you after my mother passed away. You were one of the first people to call me and let me know you were thinking of me. You asked me if I needed anything and told me if I ever needed anything you would always be there - and I know you truly meant it. If you only knew how much that meant it me and still does. I will never forget that. Larry, I think of you often and when tears of sadness come to my eyes they quickly change to tears of joy when I think of what a wonderful, caring, funny and most importantly genuine person you were and still are to me. To this day I still think I am going to bump into you on the street. I feel honored to have known you and your family. You all are truly special people. Please know that I try and call your Mom and Dad often just to say hello. I know that you would have done the same for me. I do not think there is one person in this world that cannot say that their lives have not been touched in an unbelievable way by you. Larry, you were truly a one in a million guy and you are truly missed and will continue to be missed for years to come.
LP, you're the best. I came across an old superbowl ticket the other day-when we were in Los Angeles together. I thought of when you were hanging out with the Rev. Jesse Jackson. I had to laugh. What a great time we had. Miss you. Vinnie
Happy Hannukah Lutero !!! WE LOVE YOU AND WE MISS YOU !!! Hugs and Kisses... Jamie, Steven, Max, Ian and Sydney
Dear LP: I miss you and think of you often. Take care my friend.
Hi Larry, I don't really know what to say. I've been reluctant to write for fear of not doing you justice. I feel like I hardly knew you as I read all the letters from your friends and family. I wish I had known you better. I remember how happy you seemed the last time I saw you at the reunion and when I think about it, it occurs to me that you are happy in all my memories of you. As I scan my mind of Thompson and Syosset High School all I ever see is your smiling face or you laughing. I remember sitting next to you in the trumpet section during band practice jokingly caring who was in the first chair and who was in second (I was in first, by the way). I also have a great picture of us marching in a parade wearing the silly orange Thompson uniform jackets. I was surprised to hear you went to SU Law. I went there for undergrad. I wish we could have been there together. I am absolutely certain I would have had a much better time had you been there. I am out in LA still trying to be an actor. If I had half your chutzpah I'd be a star by now. I'll tell Julia you said hi. Take care. I miss you and think of you often. Adam
LP, The second night of Chanukah tonight and it is not the same without you around. I keep thinking of you and the times in camp when we would laugh uncontrollably when Mother Eva would light the candles. Can't wait to do more work on this site so that everyone can share pics and even videos of you, but for now I have to finish the www.glsmemorialfund.com site that we've created in yours, Scotties, and Greg's name. Happy Chanukah LP!
LP, Happy Hanukah bro. I love you. DP
Happy Hannukah. We will be thinking of you when we light the candles tonight. miss you tons!
LP, Mom and Dad wrote something about you that they are submitting to the Cantor Memorial Web site. I thought it should be posted here as well. I miss you so much. DP ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our beloved son, Laurence, was a truly unique person, with a passion for life as huge as his heart. He lived his too-brief 32 years fully and joyfully, inhaling life in enormous breaths, savoring each moment of it. He adored and was adored by his family and friends, many of whom he had known since boyhood. But he cherished most dearly the special bond he shared with his brother Danny, who was his best friend and confidant. How Laurence loved his work and how he loved having fun! Laughing gleefully at life, at himself, and making others laugh with him. Jokingly nicknamed, â??Mr. Hollywood,â? by his friends, he delighted in being a part of the Hollywood â??Celeb Scene.â? Laurence heartily feasted on all that life had to offer â?? but he also gave back with full measure of his being â?? freely, eagerly, and always, without being asked. Whatever was needed, Laurence was always there â?? to listen, to support, to pitch-in, to do whatever it took â?? whenever and wherever. Nothing was ever too hard â?? or too expensive â?? for those he loved. Although Laurenceâ??s life was tragically cut short, we feel blessed to have had the priceless gift of his 32 years of love, and to feel the pride and fulfillment of having raised a son as sensitive, caring, and special as he was. His shinning example will continue to be our great source of comfort and inspiration. May he rest in peace until we join him.------------------------------------- Mom and Dad
Laribol, If you want a great home cooked meal, look out for Nanny Lee. Take good care of her...she got up there today. WE MISS YOU BOTH VERY MUCH !!! Hugs and kisses, Jamie and Co.