Lawrence
Larry McEntee 61, a resident of Inglewood, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at his home. He was born in Los Angeles on September 17, 1946. Larry was a US Marine twice serving in Vietnam during his active duty tour from 1963 to 1967. Upon his return home from active service, Larry re-introduced himself to his old interests that became his passions – surfing, street racing and baseball. His pursuit of street racing led him to become a charter member and Vice President of the Brotherhood of Street Racers of America. He also developed into one of the Southland’s most dedicated baseball coaches beginning in the late 1960’s coaching his youngest brother. He went on to coach at several levels, which included Westchester Little League, Pony Colt, Babe Ruth and American Legion. In 1996 he was hired by Inglewood High School to coach their Varsity baseball team. In this capacity, Larry took a 0-12 team and in two years competed for the league title. Additionally, he developed a year-round baseball program that included the Wooden Bat League hosted at Inglewood’s Sentinel Field. The league initially began with eight teams from the South Bay area and by the time he retired in 2000, the league boasted a membership of 32 teams representing 4 counties playing at 4 different fields. It is now one of the major summer high school baseball leagues in Southern California. His involvement with Inglewood’s program directly led to a number of Inglewood players being scouted, recruited and drafted by major league teams. He also assisted his players in receiving scholarships to several colleges. After his formal retirement from coaching baseball, he continued his involvement with kids and athletics in Inglewood by maintaining all of the athletic fields in the Inglewood Unified School District. Whatever his endeavors, he always made time for his first love – surfing. Larry always said there was no better joy than surfing his favorite waves, at Leo Carillo state beach in Malibu. He is survived by his loving Wife, Peggy McEntee, his children Chris McEntee, Danny McEntee (Roni), Kathy McEntee-Propst (Keith), Jimmy McEntee (April), Karen McEntee and Kelly McEntee; His brothers and sisters Tommy McEntee, Maureen Hetzel, Margaret-Anne Gonzales (Jerry) and Kevin McEntee; his grandchildren Danny, Emily, Michael, Nicholas, Jessica, Aaron and Allison; his most beloved aunt and godmother Edmee Emerson and numerous other aunt, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A gathering of family & friends will be held at McCormick Inglewood Chapel on Friday, September 21, 2007 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The funeral Mass will be held at Visitation Church on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 11:00 A.M.

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  1. Larry was a good man, which is the highest accolade one can give. Further words seem inadequate … Rest in peace, Mar. You will be greatly missed.

  2. I’ve heard it said that memories keep our loved ones in our hearts, and I’m happy to say I have rich memories of Larry. I only met him and Peg in person once, but there were many hours of chatroom hilarity and sometimes much-needed support. I feel lucky to have known Larry and will keep his family in my prayers.

  3. I can remember many chats and fun we had just chatting away in the rooms. My deepest sympathies are with Peggy and his family. May the shining light of heaven lift your hearts from this heavy sorrow. Deepest sympathies Annie aka WarriorPrinces68

  4. We are so sorry to hear about Mar6367’s passing. My prayers go out to his family and friends. Another of our Veteran friends gone but not forgotten.

  5. To all the McEntee family i’m sorry for your loss our prayers go out to all of you in this time of need. From a long time friend. Norma Garcia

  6. McEntee Family, Our heartfelt condolence for you when I saw of Larry’s death. You will be remembered in my prayers for him and you. I coached against Larry and with him after little league. He was a great man and fun to be around. May he rest in Peace. The Welch Family

  7. On behalf of the Allwood Fall Baseball League, which Larry had a big hand in helping it come to fruition. May God continue to be with your family as Larry’s spirit remains in our hearts and lives. God Bless, Allwood Baseball League

  8. Peggy and all the McEntee family: I was so saddened to learn of Larrys passing. I first met Larry and Peg about 10 years ago, in a wonderful Military Veteran chatroom for Viet Nam Vets and their families. Through that room, many friendships were formed and continue through get togethers and emails. Larry was a great person, quite a character who always kept everybody laughing and who shared his love of music with anyone who showed any interest in it. Larry, you will never be forgotten. God Bless our Viet Nam Veterans who are leaving us way too soon.

  9. To Larry,s Wife and family I sure was sorry to hear of Larrys passing he sure will be missed he was good loveing person one heck of a Marine Semp-Fi I hope some day we mite have one big formation up there. Glenn

  10. So Sorry to hear of Larry’s Passing. Our Prayers and thoughts go to his Wife. Gone but never Forgotten

  11. So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I only knew of him through the internet.It seems like the Vietnam Veterans among us are leaving much too soon, Rest In Peace Marine.

  12. To larry may his memory remain withus all.I worked with Larry at the school District.I had Larry and the varsity Baseball team on my bus,my children Raymond&Rebecca were in school with yours to,They remeber more than I do.I was so happy to see you at the Retirement for me at the VFW in Hawthorne.The year was 2003.I served in vietnam as well as Larry.I was not in the Marines,I served with The Army’s 4th infantry division in 1967&1968

  13. Prayers are with Your Family. I know what your going through.Love To All.May Larry Rest In Peace,For The Pain Is Finally Over.

  14. My thoughts and prayers to Larry’s family and loved ones. Think of Larry’s life and the good times as he joins his brothers in arms and goes to his home in Heaven.

  15. Larry was a man that made you smile – made you think deep thoughts and made you appreciate being alive. He faced many challenges through the years – but always managed to come out ahead. He was a friend to many and made you feel that you mattered, for he took care of his friends. I was blessed to know him, to work with him and most of all, to call him my friend. We will all miss him, but will never forget him as he lives on in our hearts. His laughter was contagious, his smile infectious and his heart was healthy in the care for others. Rest easy dear friend, thank you for the gift of your true friendship – we love you — Bobby & Jean Bond

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