In Memory

Larry Carthen

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02/07/15 05:27 PM #1    

David Strachan

I remember Larry from Junior High School days.  Several of us used to play together after school.

02/08/15 11:09 AM #2    

Janice Bose (Belding)

Larry and I shared Homeroom all four years at PHHS and he always had a smile and a greeting for anyone he passed in class. He also was a great musician. Thanks,Larry!

02/10/15 03:33 PM #3    

Steven Zeppegno

Larry and I were Trumpet players. I sat next to him in Jazz Band. He was a great guy.

02/11/15 09:24 AM #4    

Tom Webster

Larry and I were neighbors and friends from elementary school through high school. We both played trumpet in the school bands and often walked to school together. After school and during summer vacations we played pick-up games of basketball, tag football, and baseball. Larry was a character. He was naturally exuberant and liked to lead school yells on the band bus. He played in the PHHS concert and jazz bands and enjoyed listening to jazz recordings by trumpeters Miles Davis and Maynard Ferguson. After graduation from high school I moved away from Pleasant Hill and lost track of him, but I’ve thought of him from time to time over the years. So long, buddy.

03/22/20 09:43 AM #5    

Tom Webster

I just noticed that Larry is among those classmates listed as "deceased year unknown." I have a photo I found on the Internet several years ago of Larry at a public event (Victory Outreach Peace Rally) in Antioch on July 26, 2014. He would have been 67 or 68 at the time. Does anyone have more specific information about Larry?

03/22/20 08:34 PM #6    

Janice Groth (Hoagland)

Larry lived across the street from my grandparents on Ellis Ct. We all spent a lot of fun times playing and swimming back in the day. I lost contact with him after my grandma died and my grandfather sold their house in 1972. He had an older brother and younger sister as I recall.

03/23/20 11:11 AM #7    

Tom Webster

Yes, Larry's older brother was David, and his sister was Cheryl. Dave was a cool teenager, liked rock n' roll, knew the current dance steps. He was usually off doing his own thing, but was pretty nice to the younger kids in the neighborhood. I lived on Putnam Blvd. and climbed our back fence to get to Ellis Ct. There were several kids in the neighborhood who played games in the court, flag football, basketball in the Martin's driveway, hide-and-seek on summer nights. It was a good neighborhood to grow up in. I remember your grandparents' house on the corner.

03/23/20 12:16 PM #8    

Janice Groth (Hoagland)

Lots of fun times with the Allen and Razzano kids also!

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