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Lawrence "Larry" Charles Daly

May 6, 1957 — June 3, 2024

Lawrence Charles Daly died at Anschutz Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, on June 3, 2024, from acute myeloid leukemia, and cremation has taken place. He was 67. 

Larry was born on May, 6, 1957, at the Naval Academy Hospital, Annapolis, Maryland. He lived many places as his father was an Air Force officer, but, after his father’s retirement, the family moved to Alexandria, Virginia, which is where Larry grew up. He attended Fairfax Public Schools and graduated from Groveton High School on June 13, 1975. While at Groveton he lettered in track and football, and made the All Gunston District team as a running back his senior year. He turned down a football scholarship to Virginia Tech, but he went on to earn his degree from there. He graduated December 14,1979, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. 

Larry spent most of his life on the east coast in Virginia, Washington D.C., and New York City, where he worked primarily as a disc jockey, and later as an actor. He worked at Studio Theatre and at The Kennedy Center and he was a principal actor on “OZ” and in the movie “12 Monkeys.” He also appeared in “Law & Order,” and its precursor, “Homicide: Life on the Street.” He was a long-standing member of SAG- AFTRA. He was also a self-taught harmonica player who loved music of all kinds, an amateur photographer, filmmaker and poet. Ever since he was a small boy, he loved to ride, and when he was on horseback at the ranch, gathering cattle, he felt an enduring sense of accomplishment.

After the death of his father, Larry and his mother moved to Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to be closer to his sister and her Sioux County ranch family. In 2014, he suffered a traumatic injury to his spine, and this complicated his health and his life, but he found ways to keep going. Other than his family, one of the things that he took great pride in was his job at the Carpenter Center. He especially loved the kids, and he truly enjoyed all social interaction with the community. He also volunteered at Regional West Medical Center, participated in Theater West at West Nebraska Community College when he was able, and was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. One of the things he looked forward to the most were holidays and his trips to class reunions at Groveton. He took great joy in his time with friends, and went to his last reunion despite having just gotten out of the hospital. He owned at least 20 Virginia Tech ball caps, and almost as many “Tigers” t-shirts!

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy R. Daly, his sister Pat and David Laucomer, nephew, Chris and Cary Laucomer, niece Carlye and Chad Johnson, and five great nieces and nephews, Quincey, Brady, Marly, Sullivan and Jordy, Rechard and Grieve cousins, and friends, many of whom he counted as family, who made his life richer for having known them. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Lance Daly, and his father, Lt. Col. Arnold J. “Tim” Daly. 

To honor Larry, memorials will go toward a permanent bench to be placed outside the Carpenter Center to provide kids a place to wait.

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