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Lawrence Magda

Obituary of Lawrence Stephen Magda

Larry Magda was buried at

Restlawn Memory Gardens

1380 Forrest Nelson Blvd. Port Charlotte Fl, 33952

Unit 8 North Level L Space 10

Survived By

Wife: Mercedes Magda (+)

Ex-Wife: Barbara Magda

Children: Todd Magda, Denise Magda

Step-Children: Jodith Merzzie, Jeaneth Michelle, Josette Mercedes, Jozenne Mydarlie, Jemimah Mercy, Joyleen Mercedes, Mana Jadette (+), Majal Joangeli

Grandchildren: Alexis Hirschy, Laura Hirschy, Scott Hirschy 

Step-Grandchildren: Ruter Abram Joshua Israel, Michael Joseph, Jana Mikaela, Khyla Clairjellin, Ranjel Jose Manuel


It is amazing how this life gave our Mommy, Mercedes, a second chance at love & marriage with you Dad Larry. While initially I was not so happy that our Mom had to leave us for the USA to marry you, I trusted it was God's plan for her. Although we have only known you for a brief time, we were assured that Mommy was with someone who would take care of her. We could have met you personally, but that chance was denied from us because Mommy died before her homecoming. I am grateful for the love & kindness you gave Mommy & even after her death you still cared for us, her children. My prayer is that God welcome you in His garden peacefully & happily may you rest in eternal peace.

Written by: Jozeene Mydarlie 


Dad Larry, you are with mommy now. We love you so much and we miss you! I thank God for letting you be part of our family. We love you dearly Dad Larry!

Written by: Majal Joangeli


Rest in eternal peace Titio Larry Magda thank you for the memories and love for mommy Mercedes Magda and to our family… you will surely be missed, we will love you always. 

Written by: Jodith Merzzie


Rest in Eternal Peace Dad Larry, We Love You.

Written by: Jojo Anollec


Rest in Peace 

Written by: Joyleen Mercedes


Rest in peace grandpa Larry.

Written by: Khyla Clairjellin


Rest in peace, Dad Larry Magda.

Written by: Jeaneth Michelle


I miss you and i will miss you dearly, Dad Larry...You were a good man, Dad Larry! We are so grateful and so blessed to have had you as our second father. You were heaven-sent and instrumental to Mommy's realization of her dreams. It saddens me so much that I can no longer receive your daily calls, but you are now with our are with Mommy now...Thank you for everything. Till we meet again, Dad Larry! Rest in Peace.

Written by: Josette Mercedes 


I find myself seeing you in all the little things you loved to do midnight snacks with an unconventional craving for ice cream and sweet pastry, trips to the grocery store and your fascination with tv dinners, and your patience to this 16 year old (me) that lived under your roof for approximately 2 months and in your heart for about 10 years (i think). you were a great friend to me, and i miss you so much. you gave me the opportunity to know my mommyla more, because you truly did make her happier. i hope that i showed my appreciation to you, because you deserved the world. rest in peace grandpa larry :’(

Written by: Jana Mikaela


August 31, 2023 was supposed to be a normal day but instead now represents the day my grandfather passed away. He was born on January 29th, 1942. You are a very good man and very forgiving even to ones who didn’t deserve it. He wasn’t one of those grumpy old men and it took a lot to make him mad. You had everyone shocked with your passing, no one was expecting it, but you were loved by so many, you even had the nurses crying. We always joked that the hospital was his vacation since he went there twice a year. All the nurses knew him and even the kitchen staff knew who Larry Magda was. I saw him earlier that day before he passed and he was telling me how the president of the hospital came to see him. Each time he would go to the hospital the staff would always ask the same question and his answers were always the same. If you were new and didn’t know Larry Magda you were about too. The nurse would inquire about his drinking habits and his answer always was, “No I couldn’t, I was a truck driver for shoprite and my license was my life.” Then they got to the smoking question and he said, “Yeah I smoke but I was never a heavy smoker, the people I work with didn’t even know I smoked until my retirement party.” “Larry you smoke” and all their faces were shocked. Eleven when he was in the hospital for weeks he wouldn’t need to smoke he didn’t have an addictive personality. He didn’t need to wear glasses, hearing aids, and his memory was better than mine, he’d even have to remind me to do things. You still love golf and have your collection of golf balls. We would play in the pool together and I would sleep in your room and watch TV with you, you would always stick up for me when certain people treated me unfairly. I remember one memory of you and I hitting golf balls together and then going to find them. You still love your TV dinners, my grandpa did not like cooking or doing dishes, and was quite a picky eater. I would cook frequently and he would usually decline but I made fried chicken one day which was something he enjoyed and something I was supposed to make again for him and I. He made up whatever he didn’t get from his vitamins, he has a whole drawer of vitamins and I just unpacked some more he ordered before he passed. My grandpa loved online shopping on places like facebook marketplace and Temu which he introduced me to and I love it. He had a big sweet tooth and loved the mini apple and cherry pies, we had just gotten some along with enough pierogies to last us months. Right before the hurricane hit I ran to Walmart to pick you up some peroxide and I grabbed your favorite sub, it was the last one too. I came home so excited and told you how I was able to get the last one just for you… you were happy and told me how that's their best selling sub… now it's sitting in the freezer along with all your favorite foods. Your new flavor of the one-step coffee you ordered came, I opened it for us and tried it out, I think it is delicious. I didn’t even know one-step coffee was a thing until my grandpa showed it to me and it is really cool. Your toaster hasn’t come yet, I know we were both super excited for it. We talked about how silly it was for how excited we were getting over a toaster, I can’t wait to show it to you. I know you're with grandma Mercedes and thanks to you two I got an amazing step-aunt Josseste and cousin Ela. Jossete is coming, don't worry I am getting everything handled and when she gets here we will figure the rest out together. They are doing something for you in the Philippines called Novena. It lasts 8 days. I’m going to miss our late night talks with your cowboy shows in the background and you showing me all the new things you got. I’m going to miss our trips to the grocery store together after your chiropractic appointments. I loved talking with you, we agreed on nearly everything I can see who I take after more. One of my favorite compliments from you that I will never forget is when you called me a good driver. You would always point out people on the road who didn’t use turn signals and who wouldn’t stop at stop signs. While you're not here with me physically I know you will be watching over me . I love you grandpa and as I say all the time “I'll see you later.”

Written by: Alexis Hirschy


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