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J. "Lawrence" SassaNovember 14, 1931 ~ November 24, 2017 (age 86)
Joseph Lawrence “Larry” Sassa, devoted father and husband, of Jacksonville, FL passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017, age 86.
Larry was born November 14, 1931 in Oaklyn, NJ to Joseph and Florence Sassa, and was preceded in death by his brother Robert Sassa. Larry graduated from Collingswood High School, NJ and earned a degree in Automotive Management from General Motors Institute in Flint, MI.
Larry served in the U.S. Army as SGT, Tank Technical Instructor Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD.
After being Honorably Discharged, Larry work for Scott Smith Cadillac in Phila. PA. In 1963 Larry joined Cadillac Motor Car Division. During his distinguished 30-year career with Cadillac, Larry had management assignments in the Mid-West and finally Phila., PA.
In retirement Larry taught at PenncoTech in Blackwood, NJ. He was also a Technical Consultant for E.A.A. Larry and Joyce moved to Jacksonville and lived at the Sweetwater Community where Larry was involved in several committees and will be missed by many friends.
Larry is survived by his wife of 65 years Joyce Keenan Sassa of Jacksonville, three sons Lawrence and Ellen Sassa of Jacksonville Beach, FL, Joel and Kathleen Sassa of Danbury, CT and Steven Sassa and fiancée Patricia Mauro of Jacksonville, FL.
Larry was very proud of his 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons; J. Nicholas Sassa of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Lindsey and Andrew Mangus of South Bend, IN and their sons Ryan and Jaxon, Taylor and Andrew Neimes of Chicago, IL, Robert L. Sassa of Cleveland, OH, Ian Sassa of Jacksonville, FL, Stephanie Sassa of Wooster, OH and Sean Sassa of Kent, OH.
A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 16, 2017. The service will be held in The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 7500 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or organization of choice.