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Memorial Service

Marathon Presbyterian Church
Tuesday April 16th, 2019

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Marathon Memorial Chapel
Friday April 19th, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Larry Max Cave

Larry Max Cave, 73, of Marathon, NY, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Larry was born in Lyons, GA, on January 13, 1946, the son of the late J.B. and Corine Cave.  He was a member of the Whitney Point United Methodist Church. He retired from Marathon Central School where he drove school bus for 10 years.  Prior to that, he had worked as the Northeast Division Branch manager for Great Dane Trailer Sales, Marathon.  Larry was also a member of the Marathon Lodge #438 F & AM.  Dad was the forever salesman, achieving the highest professional recognition “King Pin” salesman of the year.  Known by all who knew him as a car profiteer, he was most proud of being responsible for protecting the  lives of all the youth he served for Marathon School District, specifically on October 18, 2010 where he was responsible for evading certain tragedy.  Mover of mountains, Marlin Master, Humorist, Carpenter extraordinaire, Lawn-Dog, Card Shark, and in that capacity, undisputed “The Champion of the Civilized World”.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan Nease Cave; and his children, Pamela (Chris) Cave-LaCourse of Dublin, CA, Cynthia (Michael) Cave-Gaetani of Binghamton, NY, Jennifer (Larry) Cave-Brown of Livermore, CA, and Adam Cave of Austin, TX.  He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Aaron and Dylan LaCourse, Jordan and Cecilia Gaetani, and Corley and Scarlett Cave; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James Bobby Cave, and a sister, LaTrelle Walker.

A memorial service will be held at the Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 State Route 221, Marathon, NY, on Friday, April 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Tom Boice officiating.  The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until the start of the service at 2:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Larry may be directed to Habitat for Humanity.

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For the love of all the Cave family, my dearest condolences.
There will be love in those who knew him and there will be strength that comes from knowing him.
I am one...of many.

With my deepenst love and most respect and honor,

Terry Frank Jun 10 2019 12:00 AM

Dearest Susan and amazing family of my first cousin, Larry,
Little can be said beyond praise for this magnificent and accomplished man, and to offer my profound and immeasurable sympathy. "Praiseology" for Larry and his cherished family has made its way southward over the years; always I loved the news. My immediate family and I will keep you in the forefront of prayer.

Ivy Cave Bigbee and family Apr 29 2019 12:00 AM

Much love & Prayers to the Family,
From Dawn Bailey & Family (Grand daughter of Mrs. Johnnie Cave Nuber)

Dawn Bailey Apr 25 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Larry Cave. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

Madell Frank Rohulich Apr 19 2019 12:00 AM

The warmth, the smile, the hugs, the heart -a legacy of strength, authenticity, and love. Made the world a better place. Will be missed

Daniel and Lauralyn Ploscaru Apr 18 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss! Praying for God to comfort you. I wish we could be with you at the service, but we are out of state this week. Love to you!

Bob and Belinda Pinkerton and family Apr 17 2019 12:00 AM

Dear family, so sorry for your loss. The loss of a loved one is very painful. May you allow Gods loving kindness to comfort you all, and help you through this sad and difficult time.
Psalms 119:50,76

P. Daw Apr 17 2019 12:00 AM

Mr. Cave was a wonderful man and exceptional grower of tomatoes.
He was a dear friend to many and brought happiness in visiting those in need. The kindness that he shared with my family will never be forgotten. My boys will miss visiting him and seeing the frogs. Our sincerest condolences, and may you find comfort knowing that he truly made a difference in so many lives. God bless. /The Holland-New Family

R New Apr 17 2019 12:00 AM

A BASKET GARDEN was ordered on April 17, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Apr 17 2019 12:00 AM

Very sorry to hear of Larrys passing. He will always be remembered fondly by my family. My prayers and thoughts are with his sweet family. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand until you meet again.

Whitney (Stephens) Thompson Apr 17 2019 12:00 AM

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