Larry Scales

Born: Atlanta on 18 February 1948

Passed away: Deltona on 17 May 2015

Aged: 67 years

Funeral Date: 22 May 2015

Service Details

The viewing for Larry Scales will be at 5pm on Friday, May 22nd, 2015, service will start 6pm-7pm. Due to his proud service in Vietnam, we will be hosting a military ceremony in his memory. Funeral will take place at First Presbyterian Church of DeBary, 267 E. Highbanks Road, Debary, FL 32713.

Donations may be made to your local VA in honor of his name, the link is provided on this page

Larry would be appreciative of the thoughtfulness for any donations made in his name.

Funeral Company

Altman-Long Funeral Home

The Story

Larry was born and raised in Georgia with his family and proudly served 2 tours in Vietnam. Shortly there after he moved to what he would now call home and where he started his family in Florida. He was someone that you could always have a great time with and that could make you laugh and smile. Throughout his life he continued to part take in all of the activities he loved the most, traveling with his son, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and playing in his pool league. There have been memories that have been created for a lifetime that will be forever cherished with his children, friends, and family. He was survived by: sister Alice Nichols, son Wayne Scales, step son Joseph Astarita, daughter Christine Callahan, and two grandchildren Nicholas and Katelyn Astarita.

" What is death? Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room, and I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other then that will be ours still. Speak to me in the easy way that you always used, laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together, let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Life means all that it ever meant: there is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I’m out of sight? I am waiting for you, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well." - Henry Scott Holland
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Love and miss you Larry .Love tree

patricia menzel


R.I.P. Larry You Might Be Gone But Never Forgotten

Joyce Potts


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I didn't get to make it to your funeral Larry, I didn't get to hug Wayne or Christine and offer them my comfort up close. I just want to take the time to say here on this special page how much you are loved, how much you are going to be missed. You brought something special to this family, a certain flavor, style, you Larry are one of a kind. You came into this family long ago by marrying my sweet sister Rosie, the Astarita clan embraced this funny man that wanted to take his teeth out all the time, this southern boy that humored us with Richard Nixon impersonations, This cowboy that loved to celebrate and dance, and like the Forth of July you set the world on fire. You lived with passion and compassion. We shared laughter and tears with you, chess games, baseball, pool games, and beer, lots of beer. I keep saying you were one of a kind, and I mean that there are not that many that step into such a big family and just become one of our own. I loved your folks too, Debbie and Jerry, Alice and Jack, Janet when she was here, your parents, you have great people and come from good stock too, just like all of us, I love the way families can twine together like that, the way we can all come from such different backgrounds but blend together to make one incredible happy family. I love Wayne and Christine Larry, and the way they are taking on this world, I knew they were incredible all along, heck there Rosie and Larry's kids, I knew fro hello they were destined to be great, from ellie and fitzgerald, and sleeping in the top bunk in Christines room. I love those kids, I don't see them daily, I don't get to hug them much, but there is a bond that is etched deeply in my soul of them forever. Well, brother you are now free, nothing binding you, nothing making your mind restless, you brother are free. May Christ's Peace Always be with You, Go on now, we will keep looking up!

Laraine Astarita


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