Larry Bann

February 16, 1957 - May 31, 2022

Visitation: No Visitation

Service: A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


Larry Bann, 65 passed peacefully on May 31, 2022 after a long illness.  Predeceased by his parents, William L. and Jeanne (Vaughan) Bann, he leaves behind his brother, William M. (Patricia) Bann, sister, Kathleen (Thomas) Figurski, nieces and nephews Amy Bann, Brian Bann, David (Joy) Bann, Michael Bann, Caitlin (Art) Manzano, Matthew Figurski, and Eric Figurski; grand nieces and nephews Kai, Noah, Chase, Joshua Bann, and Diego Manzano, as well as his longtime partner Judy Geyer, and his former wife Linda (Bann) Gieraltowski.

 

Larry grew up in Shaler township, attended St. Sebastian’s grade school and graduated from Shaler high school. Larry was a very good athlete, He played football, basketball, and baseball, but basketball was his best sport.  He worked at the Iron City Beer Brewing Company in Pittsburgh.  While working there, he was active in union activities and served as Shop Steward and President of the local bottler’s union.

 

Larry was known for his friendly and gregarious personality, his sense of humor and his gift of talk and charm. All that knew him enjoyed being around him. He loved to spend time with his family and many friends, walking his dogs, celebrating his Irish heritage, and rooting for the Pittsburgh sports teams, always with a beer in his hand. Larry will be missed by all who knew him.

 

Per Larry’s request that he be cremated, there will be no viewing. There will be a Celebration of Life gathering for friends and family scheduled at a later date.

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  • Julia Geyer Vozel

    We loved Larry’s charming personality. Every time
    we visited my kids would enjoy laughing and being silly with him. His smile lit up the room. He will be missed, Rest In Peace.

  • Jan Dorrell

    I know wherever you are right now, McCartney is too. I love you Larry

  • Sandie Hartley Scott

    I was friends with Larry in high school, he was the guy that always put together the party! So much fun..always. time to plan the heavenly party’s Larry…we’ll meet again some day

  • Greg McAtee

    RIP Larry. So sad to see another one of our class pass away. We will be remembering you tonight at our reunion and sad that you won’t be with us. Praying for peace and comfort for you family and those who cared for you.

  • Judy Perella

    My prayers and thoughts for your whole family Bill. God bless you all with peace, joy and laughter about your good times together.

  • Mickey and Kathi Stalk

    This guy brought a smile and a good belly laugh every time we saw him. He was always so kind hearted and thoughtful. Sending hugs and prayers to his family and friends ❤️

  • Kathryn Stalk

    Sending hugs and prayers to Larry’s family. We knew him as Kathy’s brother. We will remember him for being thoughtful, kind and having the best sense of humor. You will be missed.

  • Alan Renkin

    I loved Larry. Played baseball with Larry and Phillip Samotus, Andy Kolenda and so many
    others. Played basketball with him too. He was a heckuva athlete. Patty- I was the A on our PALS team. Fond memories. God bless you, Larry. RIP.

  • Louis Levy

    RIP Larry

  • Joe Gally

    I had the pleasure of knowing Larry for 50 years. We made him an honorary member of the class of 74. He was always there for his friends. We had many adventures together. He was one of a kind. They don’t make them like Larry anymore. RIP my friend.

  • Diane Blobner Nellis

    Larry was such a fun guy in high school, many good memories. May the good Lord greet him with Open Arms.

  • Grace Dennis Schaffer

    RIP Larry, I went to school with you, and will spend eternity with you brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time! 🙏😪

  • Rusty Bauman

    Larry I will never forget the time we spent together. The trip to CA in the Volkswagen with you Kevin , Moondog was a blast .I will remember you as one of my best friends. Rest In Peace Larry

  • Kevin Nellis

    Many great times & memories in HS with Larry, From basement gathering at my house, Simile Attic & it wouldn’t be complete if an epileptic fit didn’t occur, great HS fun! Larry was caring & lived life with zest! Godspeed buddy! Rest Easy until we all meet again!

  • Tim Jergel

    Larry Bann was a rich man, such a dear friend to so many. Head of central casting to much of life’s early dearest, deepest and funniest moments. Memories galore. We will miss you good friend…til we laugh again, God Bless and Godspeed.

  • Catherine DePalma

    Ralph & I send our deepest sympathy to Larry’s family. May Our Lord wrap His arms around Larry & welcome him home!

  • Raymond Williams

    Morn the loss of another brewery worker
    We will miss you

  • Patty Simile Meeder

    Graduated with Larry, was a good friend to me and many others. He was the “L” in our PALS group! Rest In Peace.

  • Phil samotus

    RIP Larry

  • Kim Gissendaner Kloecker

    Prayers and thoughts to Larry’s family—May God comfort all of you as you pass through this season.

    I knew Larry from high school. We graduated together.

    This coming weekend June 4th, the class of 1975 is celebrating our 65th birthday on the the day we graduated 47 years ago. As a member of the reunion committee, I know many of Shaler’s boys basketball team are coming and I’m sure the memories will be many and cherished by all.

    I also made sure Larry is on the Class Memorial Board—He will be remembered always.

  • Lori and Mark

    Larry was always such a happy fun guy to be around! Sending love and prayers to everyone he will be truly missed!

  • Lori Skender

    I am so sorry to hear this news. We grew up together, went to St Sebastian together and went to Shaler together. Larry introduced me to my HS school boyfriend! May he rest in internal peace.

 

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