Lorenzo P Patelli

Born February 6, 1938

Lorenzo (Larry) Patelli, 73, of Surprise, Arizona (formerly of Seattle, WA) died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 11, 2011. He was born February 6, 1938, in Teaneck Township, New Jersey. Larry served in the U.S. Army. He retired from his Seattle dental practice after 30 years. Larry is survived by his wife, Eileen, sister, JoVanna Moses, sons, Joseph Peter Patelli and John Patrick Patelli, daughter, Gina M.P. Fisher, step-son, Quin Ourada, and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Giuseppe and Ernestina Patelli. He is dearly loved and will be missed by his family and many friends. To sign Larry’s online guest registry, please visit


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Alan Anderson

January 6, 2012

We all have such fond memories of playing softball with Larry. He was such a valued member of our team and helped us to several league and tournament championships. His softball and "Rocker" dedication really came through in his last year with us when he stayed in a motel to finish out the season. He will be missed until we meet again on the ball field upstairs.

Alan Anderson & the Mercer Island Rockers

Gary Pierce

December 28, 2011

Larry was a rare individual who was liked by all he had contact with...I worked out with him in the early AM for several years, always in awe of his flexibility...Larry had a smile for everyone and will be sorely missed...

Mike & Barbara Duby

December 24, 2011

We were so sorry to hear about Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Eileen and the family. We will always remember playing pickleball with him in Seattle. Mike and Barbara Duby


December 23, 2011

Larry was a great friend. he lived a good life...skied hard and enjoyed it all. I will miss him.

Penny and Doug Whisler

December 22, 2011

Larry was a wonderful person. We ski patrolled with him at Alpental. It was fun to try to keep up with his non-stop runs down International. We skiied one for him this past weekend.

Diana & Dick Heaton

December 22, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to all of Larry's family. We have known Larry many years through the Alpental Ski Patrol and later Larry was Dick's dentist. We have many treasured memories of Larry. He was a wonderful person, very supportive of all of his friends. We treasure the wood carvings he gave us. We will always remember him.

December 21, 2011

I remember all the fast, furious and fun runs non-stop down Upper and Lower-I with Larry. He was a good and generous man. He entrusted me with a rowing shell from his Newport home - I am still waiting for him to come use it, although I sure did.
I missed him when he retired, too soon, from the hill.
Our condolences to his family.

From Hugh and Carol Maloney, Tri-Cities, Washington and soon, Waco, Texas.

George Okutani

December 21, 2011

I met Larry in Gelenhausen Germany while serving in the Military. He was a true gentleman and a great friend. We corresponded a few years but then lost contact. My condolences to his family.

Peggy Hemphill

December 20, 2011

Larry, you will always be one of the few "Mr. Alpental". I have too many fond memories to list. Thank you Larry for being such a true, quiet, and sensitive friend! You loved your family, nature, & life with great gusto! 'Hurray at last'--you know the rest. All of my deepest, warm thoughts to Larry's family. We were all blessed to have known you! Rest well & peacefully.

Mrs. Gail E. Stickles

December 19, 2011

Larry and family lived next door to us in Newport Hills. We send our love to all the family. Gail, Elaine now living in Renton and Duane(a federal agent living in Va. (Paul passed away in 2002)