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Lawrence (Larry) Patrick O’Neill, Sr.
June 8, 1934-March 10, 2024
Menlo Park, California

Lawrence Patrick O’Neill, Sr. June 8, 1934- March 10, 2024

In loving memory of Lawrence Patrick O’Neill, Sr., who finished his final round, with no bogeys, on March 10, 2024. He was a devoted Navy Veteran, who served his country with honor and bravery for 20 years. During his time in the Navy, he was able to see the world and hold many notable positions, working diligently to the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

Following his service, he found and pursued his passion for golf. Again, working up through the ranks and securing his final position as Director of Golf at Stanford University Golf Course. Larry, or Chief, as some so affectionately called him, shared his love and passion of the game with countless others. Those of all skill levels were coached, taught and were subject to his quick wit and great sense of humor.

Beyond his love of the game, and his professional accomplishments, Larry was known for his remarkable storytelling abilities, weaving captivating tales that held his listeners spellbound. His poetic soul infused beauty into everyday moments and his quick wit and love for jokes brought laughter to all who knew him. Larry was giving with his time, helped so many people quietly behind the scenes and always had a “Never Give Up” attitude, which was evident on the golf course and even during the challenges with his health. This positive attitude was the key to his survival for so many years.

Larry will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who had the privilege of crossing paths with him. Though he may be physically gone, his spirit will continue to live on in the cherished memories and stories he leaves behind. May he rest in eternal peace.

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator, sports

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From Colonel Bill Murray USMC ( ret )
April 8, 2024
Uncle Larry , When someone you love becomes a memory , that memory becomes a treasure . You are forever in our hearts and always on our minds . “Fair winds and following seas Chief ! “ Much Love , Billy & Gerry
Memorial service
Small gathering with family and friends TBD, possibly in June, 2024
Make a donation
Per Larry’s request, please donate to your favorite charity or organization.

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