April 18, 2019
Larry Alan “Dobber” Dobson, passed away on April 18, 2019,
at his home in Baldwinsville, with his wife by his side, a
casualty of the Vietnam War, Agent Orange Lung Cancer.
Born Nov. 4 1949 in Fulton, raised in Phoenix, NY 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
pilots license, and spending time boating. He particularly
enjoyed going for rides in his truck saying “if you don’t
go anywhere, you don’t see anything”.
He is 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; and 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 are on Monday April 22, 2019 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
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