Larry died May 14, 2023, of complications of cancer at his home in Forest Hills, N.Y. He was born in Trenton, N.J., and attended Trenton High School before matriculating at Princeton in the Class of  ’62. He and sophomore-year roommate Neal Koss ’62 bickered together and joined Cloister Inn. But soon thereafter Larry was in a near-fatal car accident that kept him out of school until he returned as a member of  ’64. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering, having written a thesis titled “Trainpike.” He later received an MBA from Temple University.

Thereafter Larry successfully indulged his love for trains — he even wanted to name his son Lionel, though the boy ended up being called Joshua — that culminated with 30 years at New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where among other accomplishments he used his self-taught IT skills to implement computerized systems of rail-car maintenance. He held two patents involving rail-car wheels and trucks.

A man of humor, Larry wrote limericks and loved good music and gin. He once appeared on, where he told two favorite jokes.

He outlived his third wife, Robin; and is survived by three children and one grandchild. The class extends its profound condolences to them for their loss.

Undergraduate Class of 1964