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Date of Birth: November 09, 1936

Date of Death: March 13, 2019

Lawrence “Larry” Kristick was born November 9, 1936 in Cleveland, OH, the third of nine children of Michael and Anne (Eisen) Kristick. He grew up in York, PA and traveled extensively in the US before settling in Phoenix, AZ in 1965. He died March 13, 2019 at 82 in Phoenix. Larry is survived by his wife of 58 years Kay (Grittner) and his daughters Laurel of Corvallis, OR, and Audrey of Phoenix, AZ. He is also survived by his three sisters, Dolores (Vincent) Kingston and Ann (Roger) Chisnell, both of York, PA, and Louise Kristick of Denville, NJ; and his five brothers, Michael, John (Rosalie), Clarence (Marla), and Joseph, all of York, PA, and Walt (Gina) of Greensboro, NC. He was a beloved brother to both his family and his in-laws and a favorite uncle of many nieces and nephews, and their children and grandchildren, whom he adored. Larry learned electronic engineering in the army. He worked as a computer engineer for over 40 years at GE, Honeywell and Groupe Bull. After retirement, he and his wife Kay moved to her grandparents’ farm near Colville, WA. A lovely place with a creek and a small river where they lived for 15 years, enjoying small town life, watching the wildlife, and spending time with family and friends, before returning to Phoenix. Larry enjoyed almost all sports. Football was his favorite and he had ASU season tickets with his friend Bud for many years. He was active in the Phoenix tennis scene and played in the Honeywell Tennis League and Take Two. He enjoyed memberships at Top Seed and the Watering Hole. He played tennis into his 70s. Larry was an avid fisherman who enjoyed trout fishing in the lakes and streams of Arizona, Oregon and Washington. With his family and friends, he enjoyed exploring Arizona: hiking, camping, and backpacking into Grand Canyon and Havasupai Canyon. Larry and Kay also enjoyed traveling together, seeing the US, Canada, Mexico and parts of Europe, spending time with old friends and exploring new places. Larry will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

Service Information

Monday, March 25, 2019 10:00 AM Best Funeral Services 501 E. Dunlop Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020


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