Albert "Larry" Tapp Jr.

September 28, 2012  

TURIN, N.Y.  —  Albert “Larry” Tapp Jr., 82, of Turin Road, unexpectedly passed away while on a fishing trip to Black Lake on Thursday, Sept. 27, at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center.

Born Aug. 3, 1930, in Englewood, N.J., a son of Albert L. and Mary Tapp Sr., he served in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Marine Corps League #754 and Memorial Post 6912 V.F.W.

Mr. Tapp owned and operated Larry Tapp Contracting as a certified electrician who worked in heating, venting and air-conditioning for years in the Nanuet area.

Surviving are his present wife, Karen M. Kliewe Tapp, whom he married on Jan. 22, 1997, in New City, N.Y. The couple settled in the Turin area because of their love of the outdoors. 

They enjoyed many activities together including snowmobiling, down-hill skiing, wind surfing and taking trips on their motorcycle. 

Larry was a member of the Second Generation Motorcycle Club and a past member of the Ramapo Ski Club.

He and his late first wife, Joan, were parents of Lorri Jacobellis, Portland, Ore., Penni Scaccio, New City and Christopher Tapp, Portland. His second wife was Joan Meredith and his step-children are John Tomani and Kristine DiMartino, both of Warwick.

Other survivors are a sister and her husband, Dolores and John Lodico, New City; and five grandchildren.

Family and friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Sundquist Funeral Home, 7676 N. State Street, Lowville, where a memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. by the Marine Corps League and V.F.W.

Funeral services for Larry will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the funeral home with Rev. Samuel P. Lundy, Anglican Priest officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Turin Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Larry’s name to: Lewis County Marine Corps, P.O. Box 164, Lowville, NY 13367 with special interest to “Scholarship Fund”.

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Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.