Larry Best (T-8)

May 6, 2004

Larry (T-8) passed away May 6, 2004, following a long illness.  Larry’s family invited us to “celebrate Larry’s life, remember the zest with which he lived it, and reflect upon the ways in which he touched us all!”

After Peace Corps, Larry worked for the Michigan commission for the Blind, eventually retiring as Deputy Director.  He also volunteered at Woldumar Nature Center, in recycling programs, and on pledge drives for a local public TV station.  His avocation was barber shop quartet singing with the Capitol Area Chordsmen.  He also enjoyed caning chairs and gardening.

Patrick Cannon, State Director, Michigan Commission for the Blind wrote:  “Professionally and personally, Larry approached each day with high energy, enthusiasm and a relentless commitment to excellence.  His engaging personality, humor, and musical talent won him the respect and affection of all who had the privilege of knowing Larry, and he will be dearly missed.

Association of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Friends of Turkey