H.P. Brandt Funeral Home

1032 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA


Lawrence Pasquinelli

December 9, 1928July 27, 2020

Lawrence “Big Lar” Michael Pasquinelli died at the age of 91 on July 27, 2020 from respiratory failure in his sleep. Larry served in the United States Army and was a verteran of the Korean War. Big Lar worked at Gimbels department store in Pittsburgh, PA for over 25 years. He started out working in the stock room and over time, was promoted to a Divisional for the department store. Big Lar is predeceased by his loving wife Joanne and his parents, Emilio and Angelina Pasquinelli. He is survived by his brother, Louis Pasquinelli, sons, Lawrence M. Pasquinelli II and Michael L. Pasquinelli, his daughter-in-law, Dawn, his “adopted son,” James Affeldt, and grandchildren, Zachary, Maxwell and Jaden Eliza. Additionally, he is survived by his sister-in-laws, Marianne (Honey) Ellenberger and Carole Rozanski, brother-in law, Joseph W. Rozanski, Dr. Hank Payan and favorite nephews/nieces Larry, Lou, Luanne, Debbie, Dale, Niecie, Rhonda, Joe and GiGi. He also had many favorite great nieces and nephews and even more great great nieces and nephews. The family wants to thank the staff at Shelbourne Personal Care and Paula Martin for their care and support for him over the years. As a tribute to Big Lar, play The Gambler by Kenny Rogers and do some random act of kindness. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to Saint Jude's Hospital. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a memorial mass will be celebrated at a future time.


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Paula Martin

July 30, 2020

I cant think of one special time with dad. Every moment we spent together was my favorite. Whether it was our walks or just our talks. He was such a loving and caring man. He loved his family with all his heart. I loved how he would call me his costapo cause then I knew I was doin my job. Everytime I make your favorite cookies I'll think of you. I miss and love you so much big guy. U will forever be in my heart! Rest in peace! I love you! Paula

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