July 25, 1934 ~ November 27, 2018

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

Larry was welcomed into this world July 25, 1934 by his parents, Vera and Lawrence, and two adoring sisters, Dorothy and Ruth. He grew up in Denver, attending Steck Grade School, Gove Junior High School, and East High School. He loved to tease and his outgoing personality attracted many friends. He spent his time boating, skiing, building a fiberglass race car, and mentoring his two young nephews, Harry and Larry, and his niece, Louise.

In 1952, he went to Whittier College and then joined the Marines as an airplane mechanic. He served from 1953-1957 in Japan during the Korean conflict, and a few more  years stateside in the reserves. He met and Married Marge in 1960 and had three children: Jim (Stephanie), Susan (Jack), and Dave (Amy). He worked as a technical representative, repairing and maintaining blueprint and copy machines.

His passion became sailing when he bought a Styrofoam Sunfish in Wisconsin in the early 70’s. He went on to own four other sailboats and spent countless hours at the helm. He chartered and captained at least ten different sailboats in the British Virgin Islands, where he loved sharing this experience with many family members and friends. He later turned his love of sailing into building magnificent wooden models.

Larry and Marge also enjoyed multiple cruises and trips overseas with family and friends. He loved and adored his seven grandchildren: Jordan, Joshua, Krystal, Lauren, Nicholas, Angelene, and Koah, and his one Great Granddaughter, Lexington. He spent his final years struggling with COPD and peacefully passed away November 27 in his home with his family by his side. He will be remembered for his quick wit, engaging smile, and readiness to give a hug. He will be greatly missed by all.


Celebration of Life: December 8, 2018 1:00 pm

Shepherd Of The Hills Lutheran Church
7691 S University Blvd
Centennial, CO 80122


Committal Service: December 10, 2018 11:15 am

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80236

(303) 761-0117

Room: Staging Area "C"

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  1. What a wonderful tribute to Larry’s life. We feel so blessed we were able to travel and enjoy Colorado based trips with Larry and Marge as well as a wonderful European trip. We laughed so much together and loved Larry’s humor as well as his kindness to others. The world needs more Larry Duffy’s!
    Our love to the whole family and especially to our dear friend, Marge.

  2. I always enjoyed just being around Larry. He was a very funny man but I think I appreciated his kindness more than anything. He took the time to make Bob feel welcome the few times Bob attended Shaklee conferences with me.

    My love to Marge and the family.

  3. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Larry. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the God of all comfort’ give you strength and a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2Cor 1:3

  4. We have many wonderful memories of our times with Marge and Larry! One of the many
    blessings “The Shaklee Connection” gave us was their friendship and our many “Ranch
    trips” and conventions!!! We had a lot of fun together! We share with many his sense of
    humor. He was a great guy! Our love and condolences to our beautiful Marge! Viv and John

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