Larry Martin Burstein Sept. 16, 1921 ~ Feb. 27, 2013
February 20, 2013, 9:01 am by Staff Reports
He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Reba Burstein of Marble Falls; daughters Debbie Widby of Wichita Falls and Debbie Cooley of Garland; nephew Alan Goodman of Silver Spring, Md.; grandsons Shane Hazel of Plano and Jeremy and Zak Greer of Chicago, Ill.
Larry was born on Sept. 16, 1921, in New York City to parents Irving and Bertha Burstein. His sister Grace passed away in 1990. Larry served as an airman in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a maintenance engineer on planes that were part of the hazardous ‘Flying the Hump’ campaign, transporting munitions and fuel over the Himalaya Mountains from India into China. Most of Larry’s career was spent in sales, working first in North Carolina and later opening up the Southwest for his company. Due to his affable nature and gift for human engagement, he had a long and successful career. Larry and Reba moved from the Dallas region to Marble Falls in 1992.
During his retirement years, Larry enjoyed playing golf on a daily basis with his many golfing friends who referred to him as "Boom Boom.” He was also a dog lover who carried a box of dog treats in his cart and stopped frequently during his golf rounds to treat dogs all along the course. Larry was quick with a joke, quick with a smile, and brought joy and the brighter side of life to those who knew him.
To honor Larry and his family, no public service will be held. Condolences to the family may be offered to www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Marble Falls.
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