A long time resident of Torrance, Larry Plummer passed away on February 19, 2009. Larry was born on March 16, 1925 in Wathena, Kansas, and moved to the South Bay in the early 1950s. Larry worked for more than forty years for what is now Northwest Airlines, spending much of that time in the cargo division. Larry also bravely served his country as a member of the United States Navy during World War II. Larry was the only surviving member of his platoon during the Battle of Guadalcanal, and he received the Purple Heart for the injuries that he suffered. Larry was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years, Peg; parents, Joy Plummer and Mildred Plummer; sister, Miriam Bailey; brothers, Fred Plummer and Jerry Plummer. Larry is survived by his daughter, Teri Ittner (Mark) of Torrance; son, Kevin Plummer (Michelle) of Aliso Viejo; three grandchildren, Dennis Ittner, Kristian Plummer, and Kathryn Plummer. A Vigil Service will be held at White and Day Colonial Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Monday, February 23, 2009 at 7:15 PM. Funeral mass at will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Torrance on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM, with burial immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry's name to the American Heart Association.

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