Larry Ventresca’s Memorial Service

Larry B. Ventresca
July 22, 1951-Oct. 1, 2011
Resident of Palo Alto

Larry B. Ventresca passed away on Sat. Oct. 1, 2011 at the age of 60 yrs. He had a career in property management and development. Larry was family oriented and was always dedicated to helping everyone. He was extremely good with children, spending significant time with them and being a role model.

Larry will be missed by his family and friends for the rest of their lives.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 12 at 12:00 Noon at the Gates of Heaven Cemetary, 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos, CA 94024

A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 1:00 P.M. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 3233 Cowper St., Palo Alto. Please view/sign guestbook at:


3 Replies to “Larry Ventresca’s Memorial Service”

  1. I sent this letter to Larry, in June 2010, at the only address I thought may be his:

    Dear Larry,

    Life takes us through many changes and along many paths. People come into our lives; people go out of our lives. I’m assuming there are reasons, lessons and experiences that are learned from this ebb and flow.

    In 1979 my son, Miles, was born. He changed my life. He gave me purpose. We gave each other love. At first we lived in rooms for rent and rode public buses, or bicycles. We were always happy.

    In 1986 we went east on an adventure. I was tired of the Silicon Valley’s rush hours, the hustlers, the crowds. I found a small town along the Delaware River to raise my great son. He had the childhood of someone 50 years ago. Fishing along the canal, building snow forts in the winter, riding his bike all over town with friends and neighbors watching out for him, watching small town parades, roller skating, and occasionally going to Philadelphia to museums. Our lives have been good and we are always grateful for each day we have.

    When we were in California, Miles had some wonderful people in his life. You, his uncle, were one of them. This letter is to say thank you. Thank you for adding laughter, friendship and excitement to his young life. Those are very important years and he is now a beautiful person because of all the people that have touched him and helped him along the way.

    You took him up in a P51 Mustang airplane, which sparked his love of airplanes. Last week he got his pilot’s license and I’m sure you had an influence on that love for flight.

    May your life be filled with love, laughter, friends, health, joy, wonder and adventure.

    Miles is now about to get married in June. He now flies airplanes. He is a wise, kind, insightful and loving young man. Thanks again.

    Kindness and appreciation,
    Gail Munz-Fassler

    1. Larry shared this letter with me. He always keeped it and it ment a lot to him. He was so proud and touched to he all about your son and what he might have been to him. thank you for caring about him.I loved him deeply. Finding it hard to cope without him. Spent every day of his last 2 years with him and was with him when he passed, he was’nt alone. Lovingly his best friend Angie Venegas

  2. Gail, It’s been almost a year since Larry’s death and I think it still has not sunk in that he’s not coming back. I really am heart broken. I leave flowers every week for him and sit and talk for an hour or so. I find myself very lost without him!I hope you and your son are doing well in life. Larry loved kids so much. So sad he never had any of his own. please take care and if you ever have any questions,please, write me back.

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