Holley: Lawrence L. Hazzard, age 77, entered into eternal rest on October 13, 2023 at home. Born August 20th, 1946 in Jersey City, New Jersey, Larry was the son of the late Helen Clark Hazzard and grew up in Catskill, New York.
Having graduated from SUNY Brockport with degrees in Physical and Health Education, Larry was known as Coach Hazzard to thousands of students & parents throughout his three-decade career in the Albion Central School district. His love for athletics carried over into his hobbies which included tennis, golf, fishing, and enthusiastic armchair participation in televised Syracuse University athletic events. That said, nothing gave him more happiness than family.
One of Larry’s greatest joys was having the summers free to spend with his children, with long days spent in the pool, at Darien Lake, or on family vacations. In retirement, his time became increasingly filled with his three granddaughters, around whom the sun rose and set. Throughout his courageous twenty-year battle with cancer, his top priority was always his family. Never was there a more devoted and loving “Papa”.
Larry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Charlene, his children, Jeffrey and Jillian, and three granddaughters, Aubrey, Tessa, and Aria. He also leaves two sisters, Lynne and Rhoda, as well as numerous extended family members. We are all so blessed to have had him in our lives and he will forever remain in our hearts. Rest in peace.
Calling hours will be held at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home at 16650 State Route 31 in Holley, NY 14470 on Thursday, October 19th, from 4:00 to 6:00, followed immediately by a short memorial service. Attendees are further invited to join the family and celebrate Larry’s life with food and fellowship at Larry and Charlene’s home after the conclusion of the service.