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Lawrence (Larry) Risso '57
Posted 04/25/2017 11:19AM

Lawrence (Larry) Risso passed away peacefully on April 18, 2017 due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease.

Larry was born in San Francisco on October 11, 1938 to parents Lawrence and Peggy Risso. Raised in San Francisco, he attended Saint Ignatius High (Class of 1957). He worked as an Auto/Truck parts associate prior to starting his own contractor business in which he was active until his retirement.

Larry was interested in cars early on, owning many "hot rods" and classic 50's automobiles. He loved water skiing and boating, spending many days on Clear Lake soaking up the sun. Larry was an active member in the Juggers Racing Team, an auto racing group founded in 1953. He was an avid duck hunter and raised and trained many Golden Retrievers for hunting and field trial events.

Larry is survived by daughters Ann Marie Szody, Kathy Risso, grandson Nick Szody, brothers Bob (Laura) and Paul (Chris) and sister Margaret Lohmann (Dave).

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be given to the Alzheimer's Association.

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