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 oldjewstellingjokes.com, 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.