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Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
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Lawrence Michael "Larry"
1944 - 2018
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Condolence From: Jim Nestor
Condolence: My deepest condolences to Larry’s sister, Betty and her family, and all who were fortunate enough to havev known Larry. I have many fond memories of Larry as we were boyhood friends from 64th Street in Woodside, Queens, where we were raised and played street games together, as well as classmates at PS 152 and JHS 125, and then, teenagers, hanging out with our young crowd at our various street corners and haunts in the neighborhhod, from “Tony’s Candy Store” to “Klee’s Soda Fountain”. Along with a few of our musically inclined friends, we sang and played folk music at the live variety shows Larry produced in the area. He had everything from Ukrainan folk dancers to amateur rock ‘n rollers in his shows, something for everyone, and, as I recall, they were sold out. .My favorite memory with Larry was the time when we were about 12 years old and Larry somehow wound up with two tickets to the Yankee game and two tickets. to the US Open for the same afternoon, and he had invited me to go with him to whichever event he chose. I was really, really hoping for the Yankee game where we could see Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra et al. But, low and behold, much to my astonished surprise, Larry opted for the US Open and my eyes rolled to the back of my head for the rest of the day! Tennis? Really? But, the fact is, we both did enjoy the tennis that day, so it all ended very well. Some of us from the old Woodside crowd have been loosely in touch with Larry through our adult years, and our times together have always been so easy to pick up wherever we left off.
Larry will be missed and very fondly remembered by all who knew him.
Rest In Peace Old Friend.
Monday June 04, 2018
Condolence From: Richard McHugh
Condolence: Larry was a great Talkback host on WEOK 1390. I was fortunate to have been on his show as a guest. Larry also wrote about me and my late wife in his Poughkeepsie Journal column. A man who kept the Hudson Valley informed and helped others to read. He will be missed.
Saturday June 02, 2018
Condolence From: Pat Breen
Condolence: Larry’s words and actions had a huge impact on the Friends of Poughkeepsie Public Library District. It has been an honor and privilege for me to serve with Larry on our Board for over ten years. We attended many functions together to support the library. I will never forget the two of us sitting near the check out area at our book sales enjoying the sight of young children proudly showing their book to take home. Books and children reading were also topics of his columns. In fact, Larry used his words and journalistic talent to publicize the Friends’ events for the Library.

Larry Hughes will be missed by all of us, but his memory will never disappear. His name is on our Adriance Honors plaque in the Book Store and on a shelf in the Boardman Road Branch Library, baseball shelf in the sports section of course.

Pat Breen
FPPLD volunteer
Friday June 01, 2018
Condolence From: Christina Haufe
Condolence: My heartfelt condolences to Larry family.
I am so deeply sadden by the news of Larry’s passing. He will be greatly missed by those who were fortunate enough to know him.
Larry was a honorary member of our family, starting in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY in 1962. He was a high school friend of my brothers, Michael and Jim Shamkin at Bryant High School, they performed “hysterical” comedy skits together. He would help me with my home work and projects after school and when I entered college, he continued to edit my papers. Of my earliest memories, Larry and I were sitting watching TV when the news of President Kennedy’s assignation was broadcast. I was only 11 years old and I remember him explaining it to me. I remember how sad we both felt and how knowledgeable he was. I always enjoyed his company and conversation on any subject. We remained friends through the years. He was best man at weddings, godfather to my nephew and like a son to my parents. He would join us on family vacations and he became a mentor to my younger brother Walter. They enjoyed music, baseball games together and crazy road trips through the south to research Civil War history.
My brothers joined the service the same time as Larry. He was stationed in Fort Dix and visited us before he was deployed. We all drove him back to the base that night, to say goodbye. He continued to write us from Vietnam and we were excited to read his letters and respond. The day he returned, we took him to a Mets game, he stayed with my parents at their new home in Lagrangeville, NY where he passionately worked on his novel, YOU CAN SEE A LOT STANDING UNDER A FLARE IN THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM : MY YEAR AT WAR.
Larry was passionate about many things and causes close to his heart. He involved himself in community and outreach programs, and continued to inspire people through radio and print media. When my parents retired to Arizona, Larry bought a house nearby, built by my brother. He was also very passionate about baseball. He and Walt enjoyed many summer league games together. He returned to Tucson often to visit my father. He recently wrote a beautiful obituary and tribute to my father, that was printed in the Poughkeepsie Journal. He had a quick sense of humor, a contagious laugh, and would often end a joke with a golf swing and a tap dance. He was loving, kind, hard working and dependable. He was always there for me and my family. We love you Larry and you will remain in our hearts forever.

The Shamkin and Haufe Families
Saturday May 26, 2018
Condolence From: Kathleen Norton McNulty
Condolence: Larry was a mentor and friend to countless folks who passed through the Poughkeepsie Journal newsroom. I am grateful to have had the pleasure of working with such a fine writer and gentleman.
Wednesday May 23, 2018
Condolence From: Susan Olah
Condolence: Larry and I had been friends since I moved to Poughkeepsie in 1973. We were introduced my the manager, Margaret Goldsmith, of Rivercrest apartments where we both lived. He gave me a copy of his book. He was supposed to sign it, but never got beyond "To Sue". He sponsored me and my friend Lisa for the annual spelling bee. I never forgot his birthday because it was the day before mine although he was a year older. I was very sad to hear that he passed away.
Wednesday May 23, 2018
Condolence From: GRAHAM JONES
Condolence: Larry had a noon time call in radio show which was a treasure to those of us trying to understand the mid-Hudson region, the City of Poughkeepsie and subjects of interest in Dutchess County. Larry had a vast knowledge of the region, which he imparted to us. Moreover he was a voice of reason. His radio voice was clear and engaging. His ability to engage in constructive conversation and debate were outstanding. His weekly column in the paper and his love of baseball were wonderful for listeners and rdaders. In short Larry was a light in the darkness which has increasingly enveloped the region with the diminution of community radio, TV and print media. Larry has been a great friend of our community who has been sorely missed since he retired.
Monday May 21, 2018