Larry R. Smith

Larry Smith - Pittsford, NY - Rochester Cremation

Pittsford, NY: Larry R. Smith passed away peacefully on April 25th, 2020 at age 61.

Larry is predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Alma Smith and favorite mother-in-law, Lucille Sullivan. He is survived by his wife, Diane, of 42 years, father-in-law/baseball coach William Sullivan, two sons, Ryan (Elizabeth), Eric (Stacie), sister Lori Webb (James), and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Larry was a golfer and avid card player that enjoyed memberships at Oak Hill and Locust Hill Country Clubs, where he had many treasured friends. He also enjoyed watching, playing, and winning various other sports.

At age 17, he began his career as a driver at B.E. Wright (Wright Beverage Distributing) in Seneca Falls, rising to President and C.O.O. of the company before and throughout his 5-year battle with cancer. Larry also sat on the Board of the New York State Beer Wholesalers Association, serving as Chairman for 2 years.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank Dr. Brian Yirinec and the compassionate team of nurses and staff at The Pluta Cancer Center who took such amazing care of him and our family through this journey.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held in Rochester when it is deemed safe to do so, due to current public health concerns.

The Smith family has established a memorial fund in Larry’s honor, please visit for more information. Proceeds will benefit Pluta Cancer Center Foundation, 125 Red Creek Drive, Rochester NY, 14623.

1 Comment

  1. Karen McCready on May 1, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Big Lar, you left a huge impression on all you who knew you. You insipired so many with your kind, gentle soul. You will be truly missed. Rest in peace my friend.

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