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“My condolences to your families. I worked with Larry at Pratt & Whitney in the J-57 engine group some 40+ years ago. He was a smart engineer, and...Read More »
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“Dear Ann,I just learned of Larry\'s sudden death.You have lost a great man, husband, father, grandfather and your best friend.I know, only too well,...Read More »
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“Dear Ann and family,Larry and I worked closely on many projects at CIGNA. He was incredibly bright and very creative. He really cracked me up with...Read More »
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Lawrence Alan Cox, 67, of West Hartford, beloved husband of Ann Curtis Cox for 44 years, passed away suddenly, March 24, 2015, at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, after a six-year battle with Mesothelioma. Born in Peoria, IL, son of the late Thomas A, Cox, Jr. and Mary Katherine (Harrison) Cox of Hartford, he was raised in Chicago; lived in Avon twenty years, Stamford, and the past four years in West Hartford. He received his BS in AAE from the University of Illinois in 1970, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from RPI in 1973, and his JD from UCONN in 1977. He served for 20 years as Assistant General Counsel for the CIGNA Corporation, as a Special Counsel for Kelley Drye & Warren LLP for 7 years, and the past four years as General Counsel for Penwood Real Estate Management Co. of Hartford. He was a member and Elder of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, West Hartford; served on the board of Holiday Ridge YMCA Camp, Burlington; and had been active creating affordable housing programs for both Avon and Stamford. Larry loved to read and travel with his wife Ann, especially to Paris. He was an avid fan of all the Fighting Illini sports teams from his alma mater, the University of Illinois. Besides his loving wife of 44 years, Ann, he leaves his two daughters, of whom he was immensely proud, Whitney Amundsen and her husband Allan of Plainville and Audrey Curtis Cox of Bristol; his four grandchildren who lit up his life, Alexis and Caitlin Sylverne and Ethan and Zachary Amundsen; his mother-in-law Ruth Curtis of Farmington and brother and sister- in- law James W. and Kathleen Curtis of Farmington. His family will receive friends Sunday, March 29, 2015, from 2-5 pm at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. A Memorial service will be held Monday, March 30, 2015, 11 AM at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford. Burial will be in West Avon Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the University of Illinois Foundation, 1305 W. Green St. Urbana, IL 61801 or to FARGO (Foundation for Applied Research in Gastrointestinal Oncology) c/o Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker, MedStar Washington Cancer Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 106 Irving Street NW, Ste. 3900, Washington, DC 20010-2975.