Lawrence D. "Larry" Monroe

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Larry passed away July 7, 2014, after a prolonged battle with IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis).

Larry was born to Lloyd and Esther Monroe in Elizabeth, NJ, March 30, 1941. At the end of WWII, the family moved to the island of Aruba where he and his 4 younger brothers all grew up.

Larry graduated from Purdue University in 1967 and began a career as a human factors engineer with North American Aviation in Columbus Ohio. That job took him to California in 1970. By then, his parents and his brothers were all living in northern California. Larry, being a "Car Guy" from his youth, switched his career to the automotive industry and ultimately as an automotive engineer with the Infiniti Division of Nissan North America. His career with Nissan/Infiniti took him from northern California to Denton, TX, in 1992. He retired from Nissan/Infiniti in 1996 and has remained here, in his adopted home, ever since.

First and foremost Larry was a servant of God. He was very active in the work of the church and in other mission oriented programs. He was part of the Stephen Ministry program dating from his days in CA right through to his current involvement with the program at his home church, St. Andrew Presbyterian. With his late wife, Pamela, he was also active in Habitat for Humanity in Denton County and the Senior Olympics.

He and the love of his life, Elizabeth, met and married as co-members of the St. Andrew Stephen Ministry team.

Larry was also a competitor. Larry continued his involvement in racing sailboats and cars during his working life. He also excelled in swimming events in Senior Olympic completion.

Larry was preceded in death by his brother Rich, parents Lloyd and Esther, wife Pamela. He leaves behind his wife Elizabeth, daughters Cheryl, Jennifer, Christine, and son Glen Rust. Also brothers Bill and Doug of CA and brother John of NM. He claims 11 grandchildren and many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on July 21, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. A private interment service will be at the columbarium there. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation of money or time to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 303 W. Oak, Denton, TX, or the charity of your choice.

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