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Lawrence W. Holyoke Jr.

Larry passed away, Monday, January 9, 2023 at his home in Otsego, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born January 19, 1961 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the son of Lawrence and Marjorie (Bryan) Holyoke. Larry spent his younger years in Florida and worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Hillsboro County Road Commission until his retirement in 2001. Music was a big part of Larry’s life. In the 80’s he was part of the Running Heart Band and enjoyed playing shows at clubs in the Tampa area. Most of all Larry loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Georgia Snyder; children, Tiffany (Jack) Neels and Tony Newton; 5 grandchildren, Tyler and McKenna Thompson and Xander, Joshua and Levi Neels; brother, Kenneth Holyoke; sisters, Katrina Harris, Elizabeth Stratton, Winnie Byron, Melissa Boss, Laura Newton and Julie Bentley; brother-in-law, Michael Harris along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Vurl Snyder; nephew, Christopher Harris and brother-in-law, Frank Byron.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Larry may be made to the

American Heart Association


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Sandy Young

January 11, 2023 at 10:53 am

Georgia, sorry for your loss.


Laurie Cronkhite

January 11, 2023 at 5:47 pm

Georgia, I’m lifting you and your family up in prayer.

Laurie Rakowski Cronkhite


Rebecca Harris

January 12, 2023 at 11:58 am

I am so sorry Aunt Georgia. He was such a sweet man.


I just want to express my sincere sympathy to you my dear at this time of loss. Georgia Newman

January 14, 2023 at 12:02 pm

Haven’t seen you in many years Georgia, but you must be my childhood friend Judy wood Snyder’s daughter. I just want to express my sincere sympathy to you my dear at this time of loss.


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