Larry was one of five classmates to come to Princeton from East St. Louis, Ill., where his grandfather started a bank in 1905. Larry majored in mechanical engineering and worked most of his career in the chemical industry. He retired at age 62 when he correctly forecast a pullback in Bayer Corporate Engineering’s capital spending. He continued as a consultant for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and eventually moved to a summer home on a lake in east-central Ohio, where he gardened, fished, and built things with his tools including a model paddlewheel boat based on 19th-century technology. Larry had a sense of fun and lived well.
Larry is survived by his wife, Pat, whom he married before our senior year. Their daughter, Lisa, arrived a few days after our graduation, making her the class baby. Lisa was followed by two sons, Christopher and William.