July 18, 1938 – May 3, 2020
After a multi-year battle with dementia and short-term illness with COVID-19, Lawrence (Larry) W. Littig passed away at the age of 81 in Norwalk, CT on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Born July 18, 1938 in Kalamazoo, MI to John and Dorothy Littig, Larry was a competitive youth tennis player coached by the legendary Vic Braden. After graduating State High School in Kalamazoo, Larry attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, graduating with a BBA. He met his future wife at Michigan, the former Ann Strickland of Saginaw, MI with whom he had three children, John, Rip and Lisa. After serving in the U.S. Army, a long career in finance followed beginning at John Nuveen in Chicago where he traded municipal bonds. Larry moved his young family to Chappaqua, NY in 1966 where he commuted to Manhattan for many years selling municipals at firms including Loeb Rhoades, Dillon Reed, Smith Barney, Dean Witter and Integrated Resources among others. A constant in Larry’s life was his love of Christ. He was an active member for many years at the First Congregational Church of Chappaqua and later Stanwich Congregational Church of Greenwich. He sang in the choir and led Bible Study at Stanwich where his detailed examination of The Old Testament was admired by many. Larry and his wife Ann shared a proud love of their alma mater evidenced by many Michigan vs Ohio State Football parties at their home in Chappaqua. In retirement Larry volunteered frequently at Norwalk Hospital visiting sick patients as well as at the New Covenant Soup Kitchen in Stamford. He continued his active involvement in Stanwich Church well into his late 70’s. Larry is survived by his son Lawrence (Rip) W. Littig Jr. and his wife Jill of Fairfield, CT, and by his daughter Lisa Ann Tucker and her husband Adam of Chappaqua, NY, and grandchildren Emma, Lauren, Trescher, Lyla, Bradley, Julia and Miles. Funeral and burial are private due to COVID-19 restrictions and the safety of all people who Larry loved throughout his well lived life. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Norwalk Hospital (nonprofit) online at https://www.norwalkhospital.org/support-norwalk-hospital/ways-to-give/give-online-now.
May 29, 2020
To the family of Larry Littig,
I send my condolences to you at this difficult time. I knew Larry through Stanwich Church for many years. He was such an ambassador for Christ, always greeting with a big smile! I often served with him at New Covenant House as well, along with my sons. I have fond memories of his easy manner and hearty greetings to the people we served there. When I told my sons (now young adults) that he had died, they responded, "The Michigan fan?" Larry clearly made an impression on them. They send their condolences. He was a wonderful man with a big heart.