Lawrence D. “Larry” Lamkay, 71, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Feb. 7, 1943, in Jersey City, N.J., to Joel Lamkay and Miriam Goldberg Lamkay.
Larry came to Miami Beach, Fla., when he was 3 years old. He served four years in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a fireman, and retired from Florida Power & Light in 1997, after 33 years of service. Larry had a passion for Classic cars, and was well-known as “Curly” by every car dealer in Charlotte and surrounding counties. He loved to play pool with his many friends at the Moose Lodge; to meet with the “gang” at the Murdock McDonald’s every morning; and riding his Motorcycle for the past 50-plus years. Larry was a very loving, giving man, and a cherished friend to all who knew him.
He is survived his wife, Nancy (Carter) of Port Charlotte; stepsons, Philip (Jeane) Carter of Port Charlotte, Scott Carter of Naples, Fla., Andrew Carter of Port Charlotte, and Matthew (Kelly) Carter of Port Charlotte; and grandchildren, Candace, Trey, Alexis, Brianna, Ashton, Hailey and Drew. Larry was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 2405 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Please visit the online tribute for Lawrence D. Lamkay at www.kays-ponger.com, to sign the guest book and offer condolences. Donations in his memory may be made to Tidewell Hospice.