Lawrence Johns Marangos

March 17, 1942May 13, 2018

Lawrence (Larry) Johns Marangos, age 76, of Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully Sunday, May13, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Helen Marangos. He is survived by his cousins Dennis Johns, Kathy Clevenger and Robert Bledsoe, son of the late Elaine Pruitt and several loving friends. Larry graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor's degree in French and Spanish. After receiving a teaching scholarship to the University of Missouri, he earned a Master's in French. Upon graduating he pursued his love of traveling by visiting and touring many European countries.

Larry enjoyed many interests including the study of various religions with fond memories in his heart of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Richmond, VA and the Cathedral in Charlotte, NC. His love of teaching college level students took him to Mitchell Community College in Statesville, NC, and provided him with time in Columbia, MO teaching language with a teaching fellowship he had received in addition to several colleges in the Raleigh area.

Most important to Larry was his lifetime membership in the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Raleigh. The family will receive friends between 6 pm and 8 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 where a Trisagion prayer service will take place at 7 pm at his beloved Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, on Lead Mine Road. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the church. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery following the funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 5000 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27612.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, NC.


  • He is survived by his cousins Dennis Johns, Kathy Clevenger and Robert Bledsoe, son of the late Elaine Pruitt and several loving friends.


  • Visitation with Trisagion Prayer Service at 7 pm Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Steve (Robin) Welgos

June 23, 2018

My family and I have known Larry for decades. My step father Michael Haymore first met him in Statesville when he taught at the community college. Since then Larry has joined us for birthday parties and dinner, providing historical insights for our community of artists. His knowledge, support and sardonic wit have been a delight to me and I will miss sharing conversations and exchanging letters with him.

Martha Shoemaker

June 13, 2018

I first met Larry in 1974 when I started teaching at Mitchell Community College. We worked together for nine years, and I have many happy memories of those times. I studied French with him, and he made the best spinach pie ever! We remained friends for 44 years, exchanging birthday and Christmas cards, letters, pictures, and a few phone calls. Larry, I will miss you. You made my world a better place. Godspeed, and may you Rest In Peace.

Ernest G. Charles

May 14, 2018

** Larry Marangos and I were close friends for over 70 years. I knew Larry as being friendly, honest, thoughtful, loving, and a man of God. I strongly believe that Larry now dwells with God in the company of Saints with his loving parents and friends. **