Lawrence R. Tannheimer

July 31, 1947May 9, 2013

Lawrence R. Tannheimer, born July 31, 1947, in Chicago Illinois to Lawrence and Mary (Pearson) Tannheimer passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013, after a long and very difficult battle with leukemia.

Larry attended Catholic Schools graduating from St. Mel High School in 1965. He received a BS in Economics from the University of Illinois in 1969 and a Master’s Degree from Roosevelt University. Larry had a successful career in sales in the computer industry; he worked hard to meet & exceed the challenges in his field. His most recent success was 13 years in sales at NetApp. Larry completed United States Army Basic Combat Training at Ft. Campbell, KY, in January of 1971, and the Engineer Equipment Maintenance Course at Fort Belvoir, VA, in April of 1971.

Larry raised three children with his then-current wife, Deb – Lawrence, an insurance adjuster, resides in Louisville, KY, with his wife, Amy; Michael, a master level electrician, resides in Stormville, NY with his wife, Vanessa, and their two-year old son, Logan; and Peter, an engineer, from Bellevue, WA.

Larry married Helen Ochs on July 7, 2006. Helen’s son, Owen Ochs, Staff Sergeant, United States Army, resides in Pennsylvania.

Larry has two sisters, Mildred & MaryJane, who reside in IL. Larry will also be remembered by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter Church on Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Monday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.


  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Linda Ford and Bill Ficker

June 8, 2013

Helen, I am so sorry for Larry's struggle and the loss you and the rest of his family are wrestling with now.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandra Bauer

May 16, 2013

My dear friend Helen,
My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I pray that you find strength. God love you. Be well.

Edward & Carol Tannheimer

May 14, 2013

My wife Carol and I are are so saddened by my cousin "Little" Larry's passing. In many ways Larry was one of my closest cousins until his move to the east coast, since he and his sisters were the only cousins we had in Chicago.
Every week we either visited at his house or they came to ours. Being that he was only 1 year older than my twin brother and me, we were very close. I can't begin to tell you all of the childhood memories that have flashed across my mind in the past few days regarding Little Larry, my brother and me.
I will never forget when we all attended sunday mass at his church to see Little Larry assist as an alter boy for the first time. He was so nervous that when it was time for him to pour the wine into the chalice, he poured it all over the priest's hand, on the floor, etc. Of course I was laughing my head off watching this disaster from the safety of my pew.
We got into a lot of trouble together but also had a lot of fun. (boys will be boys) His passing hurts so bad. Our deepest sympathies go to Helen, Debbie, Mary Jane, Bunny and his boys.

Janet Shier, RDH

May 14, 2013

Dear Helen and family, My deepest condolences on Larry's passing. I have thought of you all so often since his last visit to the office and always looked forward to seeing you folks and chatting. My prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Janet Shier, RDH (your dental hygienist at Dr. Megibow's office)

Margaret & Edward Haraczkiewicz

May 14, 2013

Dear Helen,Owen, Patricia, Jerome and family.
Please accept our deepest condolences. All are in our hearts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy.
Margaret & Edward Haraczkiewicz

Kimberly Sloat

May 14, 2013

Dear Helen,
I'm sorry to hear about Larry's passing. Please accept my condolences. Sending you prayers and thoughts to get through this difficult time, and wishing you comfort from your loved ones. Kim

May 13, 2013

Best wishes to the family of Larry Tannheimer on this sad occasion. Randy worked with Larry at Ryerson Inc. in Chicago, and he was the best man at our wedding. He remained a close friend, and we traveled to Connecticut several times through the years. Most recently we attended the weddings of his sons Larry, Jr. and Michael. His was a life well lived, and we will cherish the memories forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time!

Randy and Helen Mares
Chicago, IL

May 11, 2013

I'm so very sorry to hear of Larry's passing. I spent a wonderful weekend with Larry, Debbie and boys at their home many, many years ago and they took me on a grand tour of New York City. I will never forget it. My thoughts are with all of you at this time. Jacquie (Elias) Carter, Larry's cousin.

Al Danza

May 11, 2013

I had the distinct pleasure of working with Larry on two occasions. The first was in the late 70's when Larry joined the Prod Mgmt staff under Gerry Friedman at Burroughs Corp in NJ. And then 25 years later when I joined NetApp, where Larry had already been established as a veteran sales exec. I admired his candor and zeal as he went about his business... I suspect I picked up some of that from him in my formative years at Burroughs. He was a good man and will be very much missed.

Al Danza

Fred Ball

May 11, 2013

My condolences to the entire family, Larry will be missed.