Anthony Larry Paul

Anthony Larry Paul, age 82, of Longboat Key, Florida, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Anthony was born in 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Eunice A. Sansom Paul and the late Larry Paul. Anthony was a Philadelphia Police Officer and a Forensic Firearms Examiner. He was an examiner in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Philadelphia. Anthony is survived by his loving wife, Diana Paul, and his children Lawrence Paul (Barbara) and Kimberly Gerweck (Jon). He is also survived by five grandchildren Mark Szymanski, Lawrence Paul (Alexandra), William Paul (Kimberly), Jonathan Gerweck, and Alec Gerweck. Anthony also leaves behind two great-grandsons Elijah Szymanski and Lawrence Paul, to forever cherish his memory. Anthony was preceded in death by his parents Eunice and Larry Paul, his daughter Lori Szymanski and his sister. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Paul family.


  • Diana Paul, Spouse
  • Lawrence Paul (Barbara), Son
  • Kimberly Gerweck (Jon), Daughter
  • Lori Szymanski, Daughter (deceased)
  • Mark Szymanski, Grandson
  • Lawrence Paul (Alexandra), Grandson
  • William Paul (Kimberly), Grandson
  • Jonathan Gerweck, Grandson
  • Alec Gerweck, Grandson
  • Elijah Szymanski, Great Grandson
  • Lawrence Paul, Great Grandson
  • Larry Paul, Father (deceased)
  • Eunice A. Sansom Paul, Mother (deceased)


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Lawrence Paul

July 2, 2020

Love you.

Louis Haenel

July 2, 2020

What are the chances that two kids born and raised in Phila would end up decades later living next door to each other. Not only that but Larry and my deceased brother in law were both Phila policemen and often socialized together. What a small world. I will certainly miss the frequent chats we had as he walked his dog. He was also my best audience when ever I was working on a project outside the house. Frequently offering very sound and much needed advice. He will be a great loss to this little community. Our sincere condolences to Diana and the Paul family.
May he Rest In Peace.
Lou and Norma Haenel

Tim Curtis

July 1, 2020

I met Larry back in the 80’s when he was still with the Philly PD Firearms Unit and I worked with DC Police. I enjoyed when he and some of the Philly crew would come to DC. I was in training at the time to be a FA examiner and Larry would always take some time to share some of his skills with me. A few years later I met Diane and could see why her and Larry would get along.
Diane - my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the Paul family.


Michael Miller

July 1, 2020

When we first moved to LBK Estates 3 years ago the first person I met was Larry. I was walking to the beach and said "hello" to Larry which resulted in a 15 minute conversation!

He was such a warm and friendly neighbor! He will be greatly missed and there will be no one who "watched" after our community and friends like Larry!

We are sending love and prayers to Diana and Paul family.

The Millers

Doreen Hudson

June 30, 2020

Larry Paul could always fill a room with his personality and joyful heart. In 1991, when he moved from Philly to LA, he promised he was never going back. He fell in love with warm weather and ultimately Diana too! He loved his work and he was the darling of the LA County District Attorney's Office. He was often requested by detective personnel and DDAs who enjoyed working with him on their investigations and prosecutions. He was a polished expert witness, an exceptional communicator, warm and light-hearted - he was irresistible. He is burned into my heart forever and this world will not be quite as lively without him in it. He cherished his family and spoke of them often, my heartfelt sympathy to all who feel this loss.

Shari Reich

June 30, 2020

Lots of fun memories at the Paul house including this one Christmas 1963. The house was filled with laughter, good food, family and of course, homemade cookies! I will miss Larry and his sense of humor and the family stories that he told!

Kimberly Gerweck

June 29, 2020

I miss you and love you dearly Dad.

Dan, Maureen and Conor Gunnell

June 29, 2020

The world is a little bit darker with the passing of Larry. He was a true gentleman and a total professional. He was a giant in the field of forensic firearms identification. The number of lives that Larry positively touched is incalculable. I consider it a privilege to count Larry as a mentor, teacher, confidant and most importantly a friend. Larry and his lovely wife Diana were surrogate Uncle and Aunt to our son Conor. There are an infinite number of stories that can be told that involve Larry, and almost all of them bring a smile when recounting them. Vaya Con Dios Friend.