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Lawrence Itoney

August 18, 1941 February 4, 2022
Lawrence Itoney
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Obituary for Lawrence Itoney

Lawrence James Itoney, August 18, 1941 – February 4, 2022, passed peacefully after a brief battle with cancer. A long-time resident of Ortonville and Oxford, Larry was predeceased by parents, John and Claire Itoney (formerly of Oxford) and beloved brother-in-law, Bill Mason. He was survived by his loving sister, Dolores, and children, Lisa (Mike) and John (Renee) Itoney. Also survived by his nephews; Jeff (Jackie) Mason, David (Nancy) Mason, Rob (predeceased by Maria) Mason, and niece Gianna (Frankie) Cuda. Larry had 5 grandchildren; Michael, Emily (fiancé Mario), William, Sabrina and Rocco; and will be missed by his great nephews and nieces as well.

Larry had a lifelong love of cool cars and doo wop music. He often looked back on his Woodward cruising days, with so many fun stories to be told! And growing up in 1950’s Detroit, Larry’s career was in the automotive field. He worked in various engineering capacities for Ford, GM and Chrysler, making some lifelong friends along the way.

In his younger days, you could always count on a party at his house on Clear Lake, and later on Lake Michelson, in Oxford. Larry taught many of us to water ski, and when the lakes froze, there was always snowmobiling. An avid hunter, Larry loved his north woods cabin in Grayling. Lots of great memories there, like making venison sausage that cost more per pound than filet mignon.

After moving to Ortonville, woodworking became Larry’s favorite hobby and he had a natural talent for it. His family and friends will remember him every time we use one of his jewelry boxes, pepper mills or beautiful custom cutting boards. He was a chef in the kitchen too! Try as we might, we will never be able to duplicate his delicious pasta sauce. He made it often, and froze it to be sure his grandchildren always had some in their freezers. Larry was of Lebanese and Polish decent and he liked to cook their traditional foods as well, with his kibbeh nayyeh being some of the best!

Larry was blessed with his wonderful neighbors, Kevin & Cindy Travis, who looked out for him in every way they could. As did his dear friends Mike & Cindy Baldwin, and Jimmy & Pam Dennis. All of you were family to him! There’s a Moon out Tonight …… Sleep well.

Visitation will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 2-7 PM with an American Legion Service with military honors beginning at 7 PM.

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Visitation

Tuesday

8

Feb

2:00 PM 2/8/2022 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/8/2022 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford

39 W. Burdick
Oxford, MI 48371

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford
39 W. Burdick Oxford 48371 MI
United States

American Legion Service

Tuesday

8

Feb

7:00 PM 2/8/2022 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford

39 W. Burdick
Oxford, MI 48371

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Oxford
39 W. Burdick Oxford 48371 MI
United States
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