Larry died Dec. 30, 2016, of Lewy Body Disease in Newton, Mass., his home of many decades. He was one of our highly distinguished legal experts.

Involved in a range of new ideas at Princeton, he was a member of Stevenson Hall and a Woodrow Wilson Scholar. His sense of service, always in the forefront, involved him in groups from the Campus Memorial Fund Drive to the Wilson School Advisory Council, all the way to forgoing a blind date — who all these years later describes Larry as the “sweetest, kindest and most generous person” she has ever met — in favor of a lovesick roommate.

Following Harvard Law School, Larry remained in Boston and became one of the foremost authorities in the practice of health-care law in Massachusetts, primarily with Brown Rudnick, working for a wide range of practitioners and medical organizations. He led the health law section of the Boston Bar Association, and constructed major mergers, including the creation of the Boston Medical Center, a mainstay of health care in the Commonwealth.

He treasured his time with his extensive family, including his wife, Deborah Faber; his children Kathryn Litwak and Jesse Chernis-Grant; his grandchildren Lily and Rebecca; and his sister, Susan Schmier. The loss of such an enthusiastic and giving father so soon after a deserved retirement will be deeply felt by them as well as by his many admiring classmates and friends from Princeton.

Undergraduate Class of 1970