Lawrence S. (Larry) Schnepel of Ipswich passed away peacefully at home on April 8, 2012, after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Sharyn Tapley Schnepel for over 42 years, the loving father of son Mark and his wife Kimberly of Groveland, and a very proud “Gampy” to granddaughter Payton and grandson Noah. Larry is also survived by his mother Maybelle Schnepel of Cochituate, brother Frederick and his wife Melody of Hudson, NH, sister Cynthia Penny and husband John of Edenton, NC, and many nieces and nephews. Larry was born in Elmira, NY, to Maybelle and the late Lawrence Schnepel. The family moved to Cochituate where he spent his childhood, graduating from Wayland HS in 1959. In 1963 he enlisted in the USAF and proudly served his country until 1967. He then began a 31-year engineering career at Raytheon, mainly in Bedford, but traveling wherever the company asked. He met his wife in 1967 and they married in June 1969 in Medfield. They first resided in Salem, NH, then moved to Ipswich, their home since 1976. Larry loved his family and his Ipswich home, and frequently used his handyman skills to assist neighbors and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Those wishing may contribute in his memory to Ipswich Caring, c/o The First National Bank of Ipswich, Market Street, Ipswich, MA 01938. To send a condolence to his family, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.