Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Larry G. Blackburn

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Larry G. Blackburn

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Blackburn, Larry G.

July 26, 1940 - January 8, 2017

Larry Blackburn, 76, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away, Sunday, January 8th 2017 at his home.

Larry was born July 26th, 1940. Larry grew up in Sarasota and he attended Southside Elementary School. He graduated from The Montverde Academy in Montverde Florida. He joined the army and served in Germany. On November 28th, 1964 he married Peggy Ann Gemeinhardt in Orlando. Larry was employed by GTE for 35 years.

Larry enjoyed the outdoors, particularly spending time at his cabin near the Ocala National Forest. He loved fishing and telling funny stories. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Larry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Peggy, his son, Charlie Blackburn(Jennifer) of Gainesville, FL, his two daughters, Becky Walter(Mike) of Longboat Key, FL, and Mary Beth Zoerner of Sarasota, FL; seven grandchildren, Zachary and Jacob Chartrand, Jack, Seth, Anna, and Victoria Walter, and Ava Blackburn, his sisters Nikki Zovath(John) of Miami and Leslie Collier(Larry) of Sarasota, and one brother J. …

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