Obituary of Laurence McCann
Laurence Joseph McCann, 73, died November 9th, 2019 after a brief illness. Graveside Service is planned for this Friday, November 15th at Oakdale Cemetery in DeLand, Florida.
Larry was born on September 16, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY to Brendan and Margaret McCann (who previously passed away). He grew up in Brooklyn where he was a fabulous basketball player in his teenage years. Larry graduated from N. Babylon High School and then attended Biscayne College in Miami, FL, and then finished up at Oakdale College in Long Island, NY. He moved back to Miami in 1968 where he bought a floor cleaning business after selling life insurance. Larry moved to Orlando in 1980 where he started driving cabs while building up his floor cleaning clientele.
Larry met his wife, Sherry, of almost 25 years of marriage when they both visited their respective mothers at the nursing home. After marrying in 1994, Larry worked his floor cleaning business and in 2003, he and Sherry became Realtors. After enjoying that profession for a few years, they decided to retire and start driving around the country looking at lighthouses and the National Parks. After a few years of living in Oviedo, they decided to move to DeLand to an Active Adult Community where they could enjoy the pool and LOTS of activities and LOTS of friends. Some things that brought Larry joy were spending time with Sherry, his grandchildren, and enjoying eating. Everyone that knew Larry loved his sense of humor, wit, warm heart and personality.
Larry was preceded in death by 3 older brothers: Noel, Gerard, and Roger. He is survived by his wife, Sherry; one brother, Brendan McCann of Fort Lauderdale, FL; two sisters and their husbands, Sheila and Paul Calabrese of Demarest, NJ and Terry and John O’Hare of Las Vegas, NV; and many nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law and his wife, Bob and Cathy Altbaier of Mason, OH; step-son and wife, Jason and Stephanie Bilsky of Waltham, MA; step-daughter and husband, Erica and Matt Hruby of Dunedin, FL; and three grandchildren, Layne Bilsky of Waltham, MA; Lila Hruby of Dunedin, FL; and Zipporah Hruby of Orlando, FL.
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