Salzman, Lawrence Edward "Larry" Lawrence Edward Salzman of Minneapolis, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on September 19th at the age of 85. Larry was born in Annapolis, Maryland on November 17, 1936 to Elmer and Helen Salzman. Growing up in a service family required regular moves; Larry liked to recall that he was in four schools during fourth grade. Larry's father retired as a Marine Brigadier General in 1949 and accepted a job as a VP at Honeywell and Minneapolis became their home. Larry graduated from Blake in 1954 and went on to Brown University in Providence, RI where he received a degree in economics. He worked briefly in NYC and then returned to Minneapolis following his father's sudden death. Larry worked at Honeywell for 5 years before pursuing graduate studies in English Literature and Art History at the University of Minnesota. Larry was a news photographer for the Associated Press for 22 years covering politics, sports and general news. In 1989 he and other longtime sailors started the Lake Calhoun Sailing School where he served as Director for over 25 years. He introduced countless young sailors to the sport and was a tireless advocate for community sailing. Larry loved choral music. He sang with the FUS chorus and loved to hear his daughter-in-law perform with the Choral Arts Ensemble in Rochester and The Singers here in the Twin Cities. His other musical passion was jazz. He played drums in an amateur quartet when he was younger and still regularly played his drums at home. Larry loved to laugh. He had a wide range of creative and intellectual interests and could usually muster just enough BS on any topic to impress people, or so he thought. He excelled in grammar and editing. So, any mistakes in this text are due to the fact that my editor is no longer at his desk. Larry's greatest joy in life was spending time with his sons and their families. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Helen Salzman; and brother Ken Salzman. He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Martha; his sons Max (Julia) and Ted (Alexa); grandchildren Theo, Hattie, Freya and Frankie; his sister Ginny (Tony) Macro; many dear nieces, nephews and friends, and of course his prized cherry red 1960 356 Porsche Roadster. A celebration of life will be held Oct. 29 (Welcoming 2 pm, Celebration 2:30 pm) at First Unitarian Society of Mpls, 900 Mount Curve Ave. Livestream option will also be available. Memorials preferred to the Minneapolis Sailing Center sailmpls.org/…
Lawrence Edward 'Larry' Salzman
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