Lawrence “Larry” Vincent Duffy, age 77 of Wheeling, WV moved to heaven on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 peacefully at home.
Larry was born April 23rd, 1941 in Wheeling, was a 1960 graduate of Wheeling High School and attended West Liberty State College. Larry dedicated 28 years of service to the community as the small business owner of Sport Your Colors in Warwood. For over two decades, on Friday night, he could be found working the handicap gate at Wheeling Island Stadium.
Larry embodied the Irish spirit – love, laughter and family. He was a true Irish gentleman with a generous heart. He shared his love by preparing gourmet food for friends and family, working in the yard, golfing with his buddies, fishing trips downstate with his family, trips to the beach and serving as a mentor to young men in the community. He leaves behind a legacy of friendship, family and faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Larry was a member of the Warwood Lions, Elm Grove Eagles, Ancient Order of Hibernians, K of C, Elks, and West Virginians for Life (former chapter President).
He is survived by his beloved wife, Debbie; son, Jason (Michelle) Duffy; daughters, Jadene (Dimitri) Tarabrin and Danielle Duffy; five brothers, Edward (Eileen) Duffy, Earl P. “Mickey” (Linda) Duffy, Patrick (Jane) Duffy, Thomas (Beverly) Duffy and Jay (Kathy) Duffy; and his loving sister Dorothy Ann (Charles) McKee; two grandchildren, Sasha Tarabrin and Danielle Wheeler; sister-in-law, Rebecca Crawford; brothers- in-law, Bruce (Ann) Koegler and Bill (Debby) Koegler; countless loving nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
He is preceded in death by his infant son, Patrick Duffy; parents, Joseph and Nell (Comer) Duffy; brothers, William, Ray, and Joseph Duffy; and brother-in-law, Tracy Crawford.
A celebration of Larry’s life and legacy will take place on Friday, March 15th at the WP Stone Building from 6-10 p.m. for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make charitable contributions in memory of Larry Duffy to Warwood Lions Club, P.O. Box 4173, Wheeling WV 26003.
Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003 (304-277-2722).