February 5, 1943 – October 20, 2018
Frank LaRose was born on February 5, 1943 and passed away on October 20, 2018
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October 28, 2018
Lenny was a great guy, never played in the same band but followed each other in whatever band he or I played in. One of my favorite memories is one summer afternoon at Barnhart Beach when Lenny, Gary Brothers and I played and sang what must have been a thousand songs while sitting on a beach blanket under a tree. We laughed a lot as we each took a turn. I hadn't seen Lenny in many years now but have thought of him often. Peace man...
October 26, 2018
The first time I saw Lenny, I was a young girl at a Town Hall Dance in about 1960 and he was playing in the band. I just remember him taking off across the stage, never missing a beat, and continuing to play with one foot high up against the wall. It was a radical move back then! Everyone loved it. He was a very talented musician and had a style all his own.
Later on, I was lucky enough to play music with him in a band that we formed in the 70’s with some other local musicians. We played all around the Massena area. It was so much fun and one of the best times of my life. Lenny was an outstanding bass player and a great singer. I loved his big bluesy voice on songs like “Kansas City” and “Tulsa County”.
He was a good person and a good friend. I’ll always remember his big smile and how he would chuckle so hard at some funny thing. He always seemed to take great delight in life.
I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. My sympathy to Sharon and his family and friends.
October 24, 2018
Lenny was the base guitar to the band which packed Flynn’s broaster back in the 1970’s. Lenny was an expressive player and he covered the floor moving around with that bass. Lenny was also deeply religious and a friend in those of need. Louie Vezenois played, Kevin Flynn on drums, many others providing vocals and harmonies... there was never a seat on those nights. Such great times, Lenny you will be missed. ( For those who were there, Flynn’s Broaster no longer exists)... another great spot gone forever.
October 24, 2018
Deepest sympathy for the loss of Lenny. He helped SO many people in his life. He truly will be missed. Thoughts...prayers...hugs & love to Sharon, and all who loved him.