Laurence W. Stockman

Laurence (Larry) Stockman, 50, left this world but never our hearts. He was surrounded by family and friends at 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Roseville, Calif., when he died due to complications of prostate cancer.

Born in Southern California to Lynn and Jack Stockman, he and his family moved to Half Moon Bay when Larry was 15. He graduated in 1981 from Half Moon Bay High School, after making countless friends there with his outgoing personality.

In 1994 Larry, Brenda and their children moved to Santa Rosa where they spent many happy chaotic years together. He worked in the sheet metal industry for 22 years, 15 as an HVAC journeyman installer at Alan Heating and Sheet Metal in Greenbrae. A year ago he moved to Sacramento in order to be closer to his family.

Larry will be especially remembered as an avid fisherman, die-hard San Francisco 49ers and Giants fan. He looked the happiest while on his boat bass fishing at Lake Sonoma or Clearlake. Hardworking, strong, loving and gentle, Larry loved his friends and family. He was always there to help out with household projects, kids or whatever else they might have needed.

Larry meant the world to so many. He lived his life to the fullest and will always be remembered for his hearty laugh, booming voice and gentle spirit.

Larry is survived by, was deeply devoted to, and especially proud of his three sons Joshua, Jonathan and Jerrod of Sacramento. He is also survived by friend, companion and mother of his children, Brenda Kearney, by his father, Jack Stockman, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and by siblings Randy Ludwig (Patty) of Alta Loma, Calif., Deborah Ludwig (Steve) of Ontario, Calif., and David Stockman of Half Moon Bay. Nieces and nephews include Krista, Sean, Devin, Amy and Tommy, and his grand-nieces and nephews are Arianna, Cadence, Daryl and Luke. He will be truly missed by his many loving friends as well. Larry is preceded in death by his mother, Lynn, who died on April 24, 1998.

A celebration of Larry’s life is being planned and will take place within the next few months in Half Moon Bay. Date and location will be announced later.

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