Larry Karlquist

Larry Alan Karlquist

December 3, 1948 - March 14, 2020
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Larry Alan Karlquist Pittsfield, MA. Age 71. Born December 3, 1948 to Godtfred Wilhelm Karlquist and Phyllis Ann (Wallin) Karlquist of Scotia N.Y. at Bellevue Maternity Home, Niskayuna, N.Y.
Following a gallant two year assault on lung cancer, Larry succumbed to his illness on March 14, 2020 at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA surrounded by his loving family.
All whom knew Larry remember his infectious laugh, his love for life, his joking nature, and funny t-shirt sayings.
Larry graduated from Scotia-Glenville High School in 1967. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from North Adams State College in 1982.
Larry relocated and transferred with General Electric from Scotia,NY to Pittsfield,MA in 1978 with his first wife and their two young children, Leigh and Steven in tow.
Later in his career, Larry worked for Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin with whom he retired in 2012.
Always in search of his next project feeding genuine desire to exercise his mind, Larry took up tutoring at Berkshire Community College. He loved working with and learning from his diversified student population. He felt a sense of accomplishment breaking through to his students. Playing a motivational role in their decision to keep going with their educational endeavors.
Larry was all about sports. He played baseball in high school. A devoted life-long fan, he enjoyed going to New York Giants football games. Regardless of the season, he was there to cheer them on. In keeping with his New York based sports heritage, New York Yankees games could often be found on the television.
Larry was an active member of the Lee Sportsman Club, where he held various positions such as: Chairman of the Board, Chairman of Memberships and Range Safety Officer. Many of the members became his cherished friends.
Larry was an avid fisherman. His love of Long Lake, N.Y. became his special place to vacation. He also loved hunting with his lifelong buddies in Benson, NY.
Larry leaves behind his bride Patty of over 30 years; sister Cynthia Williams of Gainsvoot NY; daughter Leigh Ann Karlquist and her husband James Brunelle of Groton MA; stepson Anthony Petell of Pittsfield MA; several grandsons: Perrin Edwin Petell, Vincenzo Anthony Fortini, Taylor Jacob Karlquist (of Enfield CT), Damon Jordan Karlquist and Ethan Jordan Karlquist all of Pittsfield MA, nephew George Bull of Twentynine Palms CA; and niece Jennifer (Bull) Rogers of Lakeland, FL.
In death, Larry joins his parents and son Steven John whom we lost in 2015.
In observance of social distancing, the Karlquist family has made the decision to delay Larry’s memorial. Service to be held at Dery Funeral Home, Pittsfield MA. Date and time to be determined for when Larry’s loved ones can safely gather.
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Ed McClelland

Posted at 05:09pm
Ed McClelland - Larry was a true friend throughout our school years. There were 6 of us who hung together through thick and thin and enjoyed the activities of rambunctious youth in the 50's and 60's. Many, many fond memories. Sincere condolences to his family and I hope they are comfortable knowing Larry will be remembered for a very long time.

Peter farrell

Posted at 10:58am
One of the best New York giant fans we have lost a good man so goodbye my friend see you later

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