PHOENIX, NY – Larry Alan “Dobber” Dobson, passed away on Thursday April 18, 2019, at his home in Baldwinsville, with his wife by his side, a casualty of the Vietnam War, Agent Orange Lung Cancer.
He was born Nov. 4, 1949, in Fulton, and raised in Phoenix, where he maintained life-long friendships.
He married the love of his life, LuAnn Tanner, August 6, 1994.
Larry served with the 82nd Airborne in Vietnam in 1968-1969 and his welcome home occurred on his 20th birthday, on his birthday always noting his age and the number of years home from Vietnam.
His awards, among others, are: a
Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal with “V” device; and a Purple Heart.
Larry lived his life to the fullest, he rode a 1978 Harley Davidson he rebuilt from 2 bushel baskets, had a private pilot’s license, and spentg time boating.
He particularly enjoyed going for rides in his truck saying “if you don’t
go anywhere, you don’t see anything.”
He was a member of Baldwinsville VFW Post #153; Parish American Legion Post #601; and Liverpool Elks #2348 where he spent nearly his entire membership serving veterans, most recently as the VAVS for Syracuse VA Hospital.
Larry worked at Babbitt Bearings as a machinist for nearly 30 years.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, LuAnn; sister-in-law, Sally Bovee and her family in Tennessee; his nephew,
Dalton Dobson of Phoenix; several cousins; his dear friends of the Breakfast Club at Bombadils Tavern and good friends too numerous to mention.
“Get in the Truck”
Calling hours only will be on Monday April 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY.
Burial at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
To honor Larry’s wishes, there will be no flowers at his visitation.
Instead he had asked to consider his wife, LuAnn, should anyone desire to make a contribution to her in his