A few years ago I was asked to act as chaplain at Camp Tuscarora. Larry was my Chaplin's aide, but really I just followed his lead. I enjoyed our walks and conversations, I was happy to find we shared the same sick sense of humor. Larry made me look forward to my days at the camp. I enjoyed hearing stories of his family and his faith. In many ways he knew theology better than I do.
I felt sad, but humbled to be invited to pray with his family just after his death. As we prayed the litany of the saints I thought to myself, "now we have Larry also to pray to and watch over us."
A wonderful sign of God's goodness to his people. I really missed him last summer when he went to the National Jamboree.
Larry, "may the angels welcome you to paradise, may the martyrs greet you on your way, may you see the face of God this day."
It has been an absolute honor and privlage to know and work with Larry. To think of how many boys he has helped turn into men through scouting is staggering! What a truely wonderful person!
Thanks to Larry for your manys years of support and participation in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at Holy Family. May God reward you and His Blessing be upon you always.
Dear Judy and family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. We were very saddened to hear of the sudden aliment and then his passing.
We prayed. God has a different plan.
He was a good man and did good things - now is in Heaven. Treasure your memories and think of the good times. We are sorry we cannot be with you in these next days but our thoughts and prayers will be. Special love to Casey and you all.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dear Judy and Family,
Larry, was not only one of the Best Scout Masters and Teachers I've ever known, he was my friend. He was there to listen to my problems when no one else would pay attention to the signs. Now he is joined in Heaven with his colleague Larry Hynes from Jennie F Snapp Middle School. I never had him as a teacher but his room was next to my English class with Mr. Taylor, and I would always stop and he and I would talk about scouts.
Now Larry is up in Heaven to keep our daughter Trinity Aurora Hranek company, and to watch over us all... He will be a Saint soon.
Motto and Slogan
Boy Scout Oath or Promise
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
Note that the Boy Scout Oath has traditionally been considered to have three promises. Those three promises are delineated by the semicolons in the Oath, which divide it into three clauses. The three promises of the Scout Oath are, therefore:
Duty to God and country,
Duty to other people, and
Duty to self
DUTY TO GOD AND COUNTRY: Your family and religious leaders teach you to know and serve God. By following these teachings, you do your duty to God.
Men and women of the past worked to make America great, and many gave their lives for their country. By being a good family member and a good citizen, by working for your country's good and obeying its laws, you do your duty to your country. Obeying the Scout Law means living by its 12 points.
DUTY TO OTHER PEOPLE: Many people need help. A cheery smile and a helping hand make life easier for others. By doing a Good Turn daily and helping when you're needed, you prove yourself a Scout and do your part to make this a better world.
DUTY TO SELF: Keeping yourself physically strong means taking care of your body. Eat the right foods and build your strength. Staying mentally awake means learn all you can, be curious, and ask questions. Being morally straight means to live your life with honesty, to be clean in your speech and actions, and to be a person of strong character.
Boy Scout Law
A Scout is:
Boy Scout Motto
Boy Scout Slogan
Do a Good Turn Daily!
The Outdoor Code
As an American, I will do my best to -
Be clean in my outdoor manners
Be careful with fire
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
Be conservation minded.
RIP My fellow Scout,
Christopher & Kimberly Hranek
Larry was one of my RCIA instructors at Church of the
Holy Family. He was inspirational, genuine and had a wonderful
Sense of humor. My prayers are with his family at this
Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
With love the Contino family
Rachel and I want t express our condolences to Larry's family. I can imagine what it is like to lose such an important person in our life. And I want ot assure you of our prayers for Larry and all of you.
I met Larry when he was 18, at the brothers in Alfred, Me. We became friends and kept a contact through all those years. I knew Larry was doing well at his work and a lot of extras he undertook. His life has touched a lot of people, and together we can celebrate it in joy. I am happy to have had Larry as a friend and to have be his.
So we will be with you in spirit in the next days hoping we can help those who feel the sadness of that tremendous loss in your family. Take good care of each other.
Our deepest condolences and heartfelt wishes for remembering the good times. We are thinking of your family and love you all.
I remember Mr. Corwin from Boy Scouts years ago and, upon news of his passing, was surprised to learn that my step-daughter also knew him - he was one of her favorite substitute teachers. It says much about someone to have left his mark across generations. Our deepest sympathies to his family.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.