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Mr. Lawrence M. Landall passed away peacefully at his home on January 13, 2022 in Homosassa, FL. Known to many as “Larry”, the most fortunate few knew him as husband, dad and Gaga. He lived an adventurous life full of love. He was a cool guy- gentle, generous, strong, so smart and so capable. He was a lifelong surfer. He filled his life with adventure - deep sea scuba diving and story after story of wild sea life encounters. Lobster catcher, scallop finder, expert fisherman - lover of all things Florida. He was a Florida Gator to his bones and didn't miss wearing orange and blue every fall Saturday.
Born October 27th, 1949, in Deland, Florida, to Robert and Elouise Landall, Larry spent his entire childhood in Deland, FL where he formed lifelong friendships and began a love for adventure. Having attended Deland High School, a sweet adorable redhead caught his eye. They began their love as highschool sweethearts and were married August 18, 1972. As a graduate of DeLand High School he furthered his study and focused his innate mechanical and mathematical mind at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach Florida attaining two degrees in aeronautical engineering. He began his career as an aeronautical engineer at Pratt Whitney in West Palm Beach, FL. He contracted at different companies making special friendships across the United States for 43 years until he retired in Homosassa Florida in 2016.
His brilliance as an aeronautical engineer was the tip of the iceberg…he was proficient at everything from stress analysis and damage tolerance on airplanes, to fixing cars, to helping Donna with a craft, to knowing how to operate, fix, and taking impeccable care of his boat perfectly named "No Stress" which he shared with anyone who wanted to go on one of his famous dolphin rides, fish,catch scallops, or see manatees in the spring.
With his whole life Larry supported and loved family and friends in a way that has left a lasting impression that has inspired others to, as one friend stated, "Live Like Larry". If we could all do so with increasing measure the world would be so far better. We take comfort in the memories he fashioned for us and how much better the world is for having him in it. He will be part of our everyday lives in the stories we remember and the lessons we learned from him.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Donna Landall, their beloved daughter, Mandi Peek, and the grandchildren he adored, Lillie and Bennett.
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