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Larry Willis

7 January, 196729 November, 2020
Larry I. Willis, 53, beloved son, husband, father, brother, cousin, friend, and colleague passed away on November 29, 2020. Larry served as the President of the Transportation Trades Department (TDD), AFL-CIO, a labor organization consisting of 32 unions that together represent workers in all areas of transportation. Earlier in his career, Larry was an associate and Director of Legislation for Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP, and served in various legislative roles on Capitol Hill and on political campaigns. Originally from Northbrook, Illinois, Larry had lived in the Washington, DC area upon graduating from University of Iowa, returning to Chicago to attend John Marshall Law School before returning to D.C. to work for TTD. Larry was always ready for adventure, on a bike or in a pool, in the woods or on a ski hill. He only sat to watch the Nats, the Cubs, Tour de France, football or tennis. He especially enjoyed sharing dinner with family and friends. He took great pride in his wife Amy’s cooking, his daughter Samantha’s musical performances, and cheering Sam on at swim and dive events. Larry attended Glenbrook North High School and was a proud trumpet player in the marching band. This early experience captured many of his loves – community, music and travel. He spent his childhood summers as a camper and then counselor at McGaw YMCA Camp Echo in Fremont, Michigan. Larry is preceded in death by his mother Linda and leaves behind his wife Amy York, daughter Samantha, father Paul Willis and his wife Carol, sister Lisa Chalem and her husband Todd, along with nephews Jonah and Griffin, mother in law Barbara York, brother in law Christopher York and his husband Marcus Lo, nephew Aaron and niece Elia, sister in law Kathryn York and her husband Nicholas Musel and niece Sadie as well as extended family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a tribute donation to the McGaw YMCA’s Camp Echo, Larry’s favorite childhood place https://www.mcgawymca.org/donatenow/ To provide support to Amy and Samantha, please see this link here. A virtual graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 2 at 12:00pm EDT:(Meeting ID: 985 2092 4276, Passcode: 20015) https://zoom.us/j/98520924276?pwd=VFBIM0VQUkM5OWxxbkVDOFlHZ1pzUT09#success or : https://boxcast.tv/view/funeral-for-larry-willis-679181 A virtual memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 2 at 3:00pm EDT: (Meeting ID: 977 5007 3462, Passcode: 20015) https://zoom.us/j/97750073462?pwd=ZkRPNHlrL3V2UlYzQTNGL3c2WWo1QT09#success or : https://boxcast.tv/view/memorial-for-larry-willis-184199 Shiva will take place as follows: Thursday, December 3 at 7:30p: (Meeting ID: 941 4772 9562, Passcode: 20015) https://zoom.us/j/94147729562?pwd=eHZFbHlYMzQ3MlRSM1MrMlM3bG51QT09#success Saturday, December 5 at 7:30p: (Meeting ID: 918 7186 7813, Passcode: 20015)https://zoom.us/j/91871867813?pwd=NStoM0J3QXRVOFVUUGJTSmQ2ZjBkUT09#success Sunday, December 6 at 2:00p: (Meeting ID: 990 6302 6739, Passcode: 20015) https://zoom.us/j/99063026739?pwd=WjJqLzF0TktlaFNYZzR2Rkh6ZFdDUT09#success

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