Lawrence Wilton Hall
31 July, 1959 – 7 September, 2019
Lawrence (Larry) Wilton Hall, passed on peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.
Survived by his loving wife, Rachel. Larry was immensely proud of and survived by his three sons and two stepdaughters. Stephen (Tasha), Cameron (Alicia), Brendan (Melissa), Jordan (Aaron) Edmondson and Lindsay Blankenship. He was adorned with 4 grandchildren (Knightly, Heartly, Lyla and Ryder). He is also survived by his mother, Marjorie S Hall, brother Tom Hall (Cathy), sisters Donna Bradford (Glenn) and Peggy Rauch (Marty) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Larry was born in Staten Island, NY, to Stephen SJ and Marjorie S Hall. The 77th baby of the 7th month – he was blessed from the start. Larry received his Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1981. He began his career in 1982 as Director of ITT with The Sheraton Corporation and his career flourished to hold positions as President of Aeronomics, COO of Talus Solutions, President & CEO of Prosero; Hotel Booking Solutions Incorporated; PAR Springer- Miller Systems & CEO of Koridor Hospitality & Pure Wellness.
Larry lived life with an uncommon zeal and had many passions. His ultimate goal was to leave the world a better place and spending time with family and friends brought him the most joy. He was larger than life, the consummate entrepreneur, continual learner, and adventurer exploring the world and always in pursuit of the next challenge. He loved to mentor, build and grow businesses, cycle, ride his motorcycle, hang glide (flight), and listen to music. He had great friendships that spanned the globe and those who knew him loved his storytelling and welcomed his sagely advice. He also loved to cook, eat delicious meals, drink good wine, entertain, and spend time with his new bride, Rachel. He had a quick wit, an infectious smile, unbending integrity with a generous and compassionate spirit!
Over the past decade, road cycling was a very important part of Larry’s life and he participated in races and charity rides all over the country. Contributions in Larry’s memory may be made to the Challenged Athletes Foundation - CAF Website as a Tribute. The CAF runs many fundraising events throughout the year and is well known for the annual Million Dollar Challenge. The MDC is a sponsored 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to San Diego with a team of 100 riders. In 2015, Larry joined the peloton and rode the 620 miles down California’s “hilly” coast and the team raised $1.6 million for challenged athletes all over the world.
"A life beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered"...…. Please join us as we celebrate the life of Lawrence (Larry) W. Hall - Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 4:30pm - W Hotel Atlanta, 45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd, 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA
Open to all family & friends
Saturday, 16 November , 2019
Lawrence Wilton Hall
September 18, 2019
I knew Larry when he was a student in several of my classes at Cornell. His whole demeanor was characterized by an eternal intellectual curiosity, combined with a "ditzy" sense of humor. He went on to become a well known man in the hospitality industry, and a truly "Big Red" alumnus. Prayers for his children, his wife and all his family.
Retired Senior Lecturer
School of Hotel Administration
September 17, 2019
When thinking of a memory to share, I struggled to choose just one. Larry was a mainstay in my life for about 25 years. From being my boss (twice) to a member of our family, he was always there to offer encouraging words, discuss a good book or tell a story. Mark and I have traveled with he and Rachel, shared many meals, played games, cycled, attended concerts, and many other activities. His loss leaves a hole in our lives that cannot be filled by anyone else. We are heartbroken yet take comfort in knowing that Heaven gained an angel and that angel is probably organizing things for when the rest of us join him. Rest in peace my friend.