A Farewell to Larry

posted in: SeniorAdventure

By Corey Poonacha

We would like to honor our volunteer Larry Murphy for over one year of service with SPSC!

Larry recently retired before moving to South Park to be closer to his daughter and granddaughter. As someone who is always looking for community engagement, Larry noticed the Center just down the street, and quickly volunteered with our evening dining program.

Larry, a true native of the Northwest, was born in Washington. He spent his childhood in Oregon, then returned to Washington to study at UW in 1966.  Larry studied architecture and received a Bachelors of Environmental Design. He worked as a subcontractor for 45 years with a specialty in acoustic ceilings.


In his free time, Larry loves to play the guitar, ukulele, and learn the Guitarron, a Mariachi bass guitar.  He also enjoys artwork doing recreations of vintage postcards and occasionally dabbling in cartooning.  Mostly, Larry stays busy with his grandkids.

With over one year of service under his belt at our Senior Center, the time has finally come for Larry to hang up his apron.  He has announced his resignation as a volunteer and looks forward to enjoying his time as a retiree.  Larry always said he loves South Park and the food we serve here at the Senior Center exclaiming, “It’s fun to come by for a couple of hours to give a hand!”

Hopefully, now we can have Larry come by for a couple of hours as one of our participating seniors so we can serve him!  We look forward to seeing him soon!