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ERNEST LAWRENCE “LARRY” ELGART
Ernest Lawrence (Larry) Elgart died peacefully on January 23, 2017 in Johns Creek, Georgia at the age of 93.
Larry is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Nancy Elizabeth Elgart, who died on January 14, 2017. He is survived by nine children including Michael Elgart, Melrose, Massachusetts; Sandy Swain, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Scott Elgart, Melrose, Massachusetts, Lisa Wilder, Strafford, New Hampshire, Mark Elgart, Brookhaven, Georgia; and Jonathan Elgart, Clearwater, Florida; and step-children Susan Cameron, Portland, Maine; Robert White, Alpharetta, Georgia; and Thomas White; Huntington, New York. He is preceded in death by two siblings, David Elgart, previously of Delray Beach, Florida and Elliot Elgart, previously of Los Angeles, California. Larry is survived by 22 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his step-son Stephen White, formerly of San Antonio, Texas and one grandchild.
Larry was born on October 14, 1923 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to Myer and Riva Elgart. He graduated from Everett High School, in Everett, Massachusetts in 1938 and earned a business degree from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. Larry served in the air force division of the armed services during World War II. He married Nancy Elizabeth Elgart on September 3, 1961.
After WWII, he joined with his brother David to operate Jewish delicatessen’s in the Boston area for almost 20 years. During the remainder of his career he was in the meat import/export sales industry as a broker including operating his own business. Larry was an avid Boston sports fan and historian. Along with his wife, Nancy, he was very active in the Colonial Chorus Players and Quannapowitt Players, local community theatre groups in the Boston area that are still in operation today, acting and directing plays.
A memorial service is scheduled for January 25, 2017 at 10:30 am at Congregation Beth Shalom, 5303 Winters Chapel Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30360 with a reception to follow at the same location. All are welcome to attend in remembrance of Larry’s life.
In lieu of flowers or plants, please send donations to the Ed Isakson Alpharetta YMCA www.ymcaatlanta.org/giving/ at 3655 Preston Ridge Road, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005 or Congregation Beth Shalom www.bethshalomatlanta.org at 5303 Winters Chapel RD, Atlanta, GA 30360 (770)399-5300. Georgia Cremation 3570 Buford Highway, Suite 202, Duluth, GA 30096 is assisting the family with local arrangements (678)584-0914 or www.GeorgiaCremation.com.