Larry G. Burrington, age 82, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, July 18, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan after a hard fight against COVID-19 and a brief illness. Larry was born March 4, 1938 in Deadwood, South Dakota, the son of Hugh and Anita (Maurer) Burrington. He was a resident of the Kalamazoo area most of his life and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Larry graduated from Kalamazoo Central in 1956 and was active in gymnastics and track and always loved to have fun. He enjoyed dancing, camping, water sports, volleyball and spending time with his family and friends. He loved to especially visit his mom and sister on the west coast, which included three cross country family vacations to California with many adventures along the way. He attended Western Michigan University and was a dedicated NFL Lions and MLB Tigers fan. At times he enjoyed travel, running, golf, motorcycling and he could fix or build just about anything. He was a hands-on Girl Scouts dad and the girls all loved him! He had a million-watt smile that made making friends easy for him. He had many close family friends that became extended family members throughout the years. In his later years he lived and worked in Indiana, Georgia, and California. He enjoyed retirement years in Arizona and finally back home to Michigan, where he loved being around his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are three daughters: Margaret (Steve) VanderWoude, Susan Marcoccia; (former son-in-law George); and Stacy Burrington; (former son-in-law Floyd Siscoe); former wife Carol (John) Booden; six grandchildren: Bradley (Megan) VanderWoude, Matthew VanderWoude, Joshua Siscoe, Casey Siscoe, Nicolas Marcoccia and Margaret "Greta" Marcoccia; two great-grandchildren: Stella VanderWoude and Henry "Hank" VanderWoude. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and sister Shari VanPelt. We envision there has been a joyous reunion and likely dancing already.
In accordance with Larry's wishes cremation has taken place. A Graveside Service with full military honors will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery at a later date.
Larry's family is especially grateful for the care and services provided by the many doctors, nurses and caregivers at Bronson Methodist Hospital and Park Place Assisted Living of Kalamazoo, where he was loved by and friends with their caring staff. Memorials in Larry's memory may be directed to Leo and Marion Werner Nursing Scholarship (Kalamazoo Valley Community Foundation, 6767 West O Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49009).
Please visit Larry's personalized web page to sign his online guest book and leave a message of condolence for his family at: https://www.langelands.com