OBITUARY

Larry Luna

May 12, 1964January 19, 2021
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Lawrence "Larry" Luna was called to Heaven suddenly on January 19, 2021 at age 56, with his loving family present. Larry was born May 12, 1964 in East Orange, New Jersey to parents Jack and Josefa Luna. Larry was joined a year later by brother, Jack Luna. The family moved to Las Vegas in 1968.

Larry went to Lincoln Elementary School, Jim Bridger Junior High, and Eldorado High School (Class of 1982). Larry graduated from UNR in 1986 with a degree in Electrical Engineering (Go Pack!). He started his career at Nevada Power/NV Energy as an Electrical Engineer and worked through various departments throughout his 34+ year career, with his final position Director of Delivery Optimization.

Larry married the love of his life in 1992, Tammy (nee Kendall, known as Mrs. Luna to her CCSD students). Larry and Tammy were blessed with three beautiful children, Jacob, Madison and Tayler. Larry was an active and proud Swim Dad for the BCH Heatwave Swim Team (Jacob and Tayler), Harvard Crimson (Jacob) and Dance Dad for the Fern Adair Dance Academy (Madison). All three kids excelled in school and life and Larry was the proudest dad you could ever meet.

Larry had a wide circle of friends that date back to his high school days and we are so grateful for their support during this sad time. Larry was a Lector at St. Thomas More and the family was active at both St. Thomas More and St. Francis Catholic Churches. Larry was an avid sports fan -Yankees, Knights, UNR Wolfpack, UNLV Rebel basketball, Harvard Crimson, Jets and (now) Raiders and basically every other sport. He celebrated his most recent fantasy football victory with a happy dance for his family at their new home in Inspirada.

Larry is survived by his loving wife Tammy and their three children, Jacob, Madison and Tayler; his parents Jack Sr. and Josefa; brother Jack Jr. (Karen); mother-in-law Margaret Kendall; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. Welcoming Larry in Heaven is Papa Ed Kendall.

All who knew him will miss Larry dearly.

Due to the pandemic, the services will be private. We hope to have a larger Celebration of Life gathering in the future.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, Special Olympics, or any charity of their choice.

Services

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Memories

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Catherine Maggiore

February 23, 2021

Tammy,
I think of you every day and pray for you and your children.
God bless you all and give you strength.
Catherine

Gaurav Shil

February 22, 2021

Dear Luna Family,

I worked with Larry for about three years at NV Energy and enjoyed every moment of interaction with him. Larry was always an understanding and grateful coworker and made every discussion pleasant and enjoyable. I am sure that he was the same on a personal level and my condolences are with you. God Bless Him and take care.

Best,
Gaurav

Christer Hargrove

February 19, 2021

Having worked around Larry for almost 20 years, I was very much looking forward to working with him more closely when he assumed leadership of the Delivery Optimization team last fall. Larry was quick to reach out to every member of our team to begin building relationships. Most of my conversations with Larry through the years revolved around the Yankees, Jets, or kids. It was immediately clear when I began working more closely with Larry, how much of a priority his family was to him. I valued his thinking and will miss his optimism. Your family continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.
- Christer Hargrove
Manager, Investment Delivery at NVE

Kevin Geraghty

February 19, 2021

I will have one lasting memory of Larry - his smiling eyes when talking about family. Losses like this are so unexpected and so difficult to understand. I pray for Larry’s family as they work through the loss, but also know that Larry is in a beautiful place and will forever watch over his family.

God bless you Larry - I will miss you.

Kevin Geraghty

Joseph Sinobio

February 16, 2021

Luna Family and Friends,

I am so appreciative that Larry was my friend virtually since I moved west in 1988. From working together, to sharing a condo before he got married, to lunch at Nora's, to cheering for the Yankees, to helping me through the difficult times in my life, I knew I could count on him. I think all his family and friends knew that and more about him. He was always good to me and I am sure he was to all of you.

He e-mailed me before New Year's as 2021 would mark 20 years since the death of one of our colleagues Steve Rigazio. In it he wrote "Every day is a gift". Every day with Larry in our lives was a gift.

My deepest condolences to all who knew and loved him. He left us too soon and I will miss him terribly and remember him always. Hasta, Lip!

Joe Sinobio

Sean Heenan

February 14, 2021

Larry Luna… I miss you, and I love you.

Larry and I met in 1980 at Eldorado High School. We became lifelong friends. I remember those high school days, that transitioned to UNR and then after college, life began for a group of us that lasted ever since. I think of my life brothers I met on this journey. I love them all and they know who they are. Larry was one who left our group too soon… but the memories I have of him will be with us forever. Playing hoops, going to UNR WOLF PACK sporting events, Fratbusters football, golfing with the oddest swing and unique use of woods, the Thoroughbred T-Shirt, The Blue Nevada vs Arkansas State Bandana, Our Wolfpac League, Our annual gatherings, and much, much more. Those early memories of Larry push starting his VW bug. Beatles sing alongs in Nye Hall. Aptly earning his infamous nick-name. His SUPER competitive nature! The Wrap of Shame…. A lifetime of loving memories…. Larry – the gang misses you and are saddened with your loss.

Larry was honest, caring, reliable, a true friend, a great husband, father and family man, a hard worker… There are so many more things I could say, there is not enough time.

When it is my time, I will be with you again my friend. Save a place for me up there. I hope my mom and dad are there helping you along… God Bless you Larry Luna! Tammy and Family – may the Good Lord Bless you and comfort you. Please let me know if you ever need anything.

God Bless you Larry Luna… until we meet again.

Duddy

Trudy Haszlauer

February 10, 2021

Dear Luna Family,
I was devastated to hear of the loss of Larry. Larry and I have worked together for many years at NV Energy. I was lucky enough to have visited with him the week before he left us. My sincerest sympathy for your loss. I can tell you I will miss him which will not measure up to the loss that you are experiencing as a family. He was fun to talk to, debate with and work with. Such a loss to us on earth but such a gain to Heaven. He has left a positive and ever lasting impact on those of us who were lucky enough to get to know him. I pray for the Lord to bless you all and give you comfort and peace knowing that Larry sits in heaven looking over you now. And I bet he is wearing his Yankees hat!

Thomas Ballard

February 10, 2021

“Our NV Energy family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.” Tom B.

Kris Wines

February 10, 2021

Very well liked man. May your family find comfort knowing his circle of friends were a blessed group of individuals because of the Man he was. We will pray for your family.

Zeina Randall

February 10, 2021

Dear Luna Family,
I work at NV Energy in Reno and mostly knew Larry through our phone meetings. When I heard about his sudden loss I was heartbroken. I send you all my deepest sympathies. I don't know you personally, but it is very clear that Larry had a wonderful, loving family who will miss him dearly and so will we at NV Energy.

Zeina Randall

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Biography

Lawrence "Larry" Luna was called to Heaven suddenly on January 19, 2021 at age 56, with his loving family present. Larry was born May 12, 1964 in East Orange, New Jersey to parents Jack and Josefa Luna. Larry was joined a year later by brother, Jack Luna. The family moved to Las Vegas in 1968.

Larry went to Lincoln Elementary School, Jim Bridger Junior High, and Eldorado High School (Class of 1982). Larry graduated from UNR in 1986 with a degree in Electrical Engineering (Go Pack!). He started his career at Nevada Power/NV Energy as an Electrical Engineer and worked through various departments throughout his 34+ year career, with his final position Director of Delivery Optimization.

Larry married the love of his life in 1992, Tammy (nee Kendall, known as Mrs. Luna to her CCSD students). Larry and Tammy were blessed with three beautiful children, Jacob, Madison and Tayler. Larry was an active and proud Swim Dad for the BCH Heatwave Swim Team (Jacob and Tayler), Harvard Crimson (Jacob) and Dance Dad for the Fern Adair Dance Academy (Madison). All three kids excelled in school and life and Larry was the proudest dad you could ever meet.

Larry had a wide circle of friends that date back to his high school days and we are so grateful for their support during this sad time. Larry was a Lector at St. Thomas More and the family was active at both St. Thomas More and St. Francis Catholic Churches. Larry was an avid sports fan -Yankees, Knights, UNR Wolfpack, UNLV Rebel basketball, Harvard Crimson, Jets and (now) Raiders and basically every other sport. He celebrated his most recent fantasy football victory with a happy dance for his family at their new home in Inspirada.

Larry is survived by his loving wife Tammy and their three children, Jacob, Madison and Tayler; his parents Jack Sr. and Josefa; brother Jack Jr. (Karen); mother-in-law Margaret Kendall; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. Welcoming Larry in Heaven is Papa Ed Kendall.

All who knew him will miss Larry dearly.

Due to the pandemic, the services will be private. We hope to have a larger Celebration of Life gathering in the future.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association, Special Olympics, or any charity of their choice.