Cape Coral FL/Lansing NY

Lawrence “Larry” VanOstrand, Jr., 72, of Cape Coral, Florida, passed away on February 4, 2015. The son of Lawrence Sr. and Mary Van Ostrand (Yaple), he was born and raised in Ithaca/Lansing, NY, where he spent most of his life. In 1961, he married his high school sweetheart, Sally (York) VanOstrand, and together they raised a family of four children. Larry was a well- known car salesman at Cutting Motors in Ithaca, NY for 35 years. In 2001 he and Sally relocated to Florida to retire and enjoy the sunshine. He was a member of the First Assembly of God. Larry will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 53 years, Sally; son, Lawrence VanOstrand, III (Cindy); daughter Bonni Georgia (Jeff); son Thomas VanOstrand (Connie); and daughter Kelly Gettig; as well as 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 5-7 pm, March 16, 2015, at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY. A memorial service, officiated by Pastor David Quigley, will be held at 4pm, March 17, 2015 at Lansing Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Rd., 2nd Floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057.