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Larry E. Catlin, age 72, formerly of Horseheads passed away May 2, 2022 in Asheboro, NC following a short, rare, fiercely-fought illness. Larry was born June 21, 1949 in Elmira, NY, to the late Earle R. Catlin and Evelyn M. Catlin (now living in Warrenton, VA). Larry will be remembered by his son, Kevin (fiancé Patricia) Catlin from Tuscaloosa, AL; son Bryan (partner Tara) Catlin from Zanesville, OH and son David Hawkins from Alcoa, TN; sister and brother-in-law, Lynda and Jim Ely from Warrenton, VA; grandchildren Samantha and Noah; great-grandchildren Chloe and Cory; one niece and two nephews. Relatives in Horseheads include uncle Raymond Pease; cousin Janice (Renato) Rojas and cousin Joyce (Brian) Cunningham. Aunt and uncle from Rochester, NY are Audrey Catlin and Jimmy Catlin. Aunt Virginia (Ginny) Townsend from Hector, NY. Larry will also be fondly remembered by his former wife of 20 years, Suzy Catlin, of Asheboro, NC.
Larry was predeceased by his father, Earle R. Catlin, and uncles Donald and Edward Catlin and his daughter-in-law Heidi Kent Catlin from Elmira.
Larry graduated from Horseheads High School in 1967. He was an Engineering Tech at Anchor Glass and Thomas and Betts. He retired in 2002 and moved to NC in 2007 with his wife, Suzy.
In his growing years, Larry spent summers at his grandparents' cottage on Lamoka Lake. After their passing, he rebuilt the cottage and lived there fulltime. Larry also loved cruising the canals in upstate NY and he enjoyed camping, whether in his boat or in his trailer. Larry, also an accomplished carpenter, built his own house in Horseheads and was always willing to lend a hand on jobs for friends and family. He was a jokester and witty, but intensely focused when it came to engines, guns and other mechanical devices. He could fix anything but a computer - and that was his waterloo.
Anyone who knew Larry would describe him as an intelligent and interesting man with a big heart. He will be sorely missed.
At Larry's request, his life will be celebrated in a private family ceremony.
Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro is serving the family.
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