In Memoriam

Larry D. Harris

1950 - 2021

Larry Harris of Bethesda, Maryland passed away peacefully May 14, 2021 with his devoted wife, Maryanne Lavan, by his side. He was a devoted father to Larry Jr., Nick, (Patricia) Mikayla, and Zach. Beloved son of Helen Harris and brother of Claude III, Gregory, Claudette, and Mary Harris. His father, Claude Harris Jr., brothers Gary and Darryl, and nephew Gregory predeceased him. Larry was born on July 18, 1950 in Tifton, Georgia. He was a proud graduate of The University of Dayton, and The George Washington University Law School. Larry served three years as a commissioned officer in the Army Judge Advocate General Corp. He had a successful legal career spanning over four decades.

Larry was loved by many including his family, in-laws, nieces, nephews and life-long friends. He was a friend to all and never met a stranger. His smile and positive energy will be greatly missed. Memorials may be made to: The Water Ministry of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Washington DC.

Visitation: 4-7pm Thursday, May 20th, Gawler’s Funeral Home, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington DC. Funeral is limited to family members due to COVID restrictions, Friday, May 21st. The service will be livestreamed that is viewable at

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