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Date of Birth: October 9, 1968
Department: Institutional Equities
Our beloved son, Laurence, was a truly unique person, with a passion for life as huge as his heart. He lived his too-brief 32 years fully and joyfully, inhaling life in enormous breaths, savoring each moment of it. He adored and was adored by his family and friends, many of whom he had known since boyhood. But he cherished most dearly the special bond he shared with his brother, Danny, who was his best friend and confidant. How Laurence loved his work and how he loved having fun! Laughing gleefully at life, at himself, and making others laugh with him. Jokingly nicknamed, “Mr. Hollywood,” by his friends, he delighted in being a part of the Hollywood “Celeb Scene”.
Laurence heartily feasted on all that life had to offer – but he also gave back with the full measure of his being – freely, eagerly, and always, without being asked. Whatever was needed, Laurence was always there – to listen, to support, to pitch-in, to do whatever it took – whenever and wherever. Nothing was ever too hard – or too expensive – for those he loved.
Although Laurence’s life was tragically cut short, we feel blessed to have had the priceless gift of his 32 years of love, and to feel the pride and fulfillment of having raised a son so sensitive, caring and special as he was. His shining example will continue to be our great source of comfort and inspiration. May he rest in peace until we join him.
Mom, Dad, and Danny
Please visit http://www.larrypolatsch.com for a more indepth look at my wonderful brother.
Larry and my husband Alex worked together side-by-side at Cantor for many years. They were colleagues and friends, working hard and always having fun. They enriched each other’s lives with their humour and friendship. They spent so many days and evenings bantering … lots of serious “shop talk” and also plenty of silly stories and phrases that made them laugh.
I imagine that they are together now in spirit, as they were in the end. Larry will always be a special part of the many memories of Alex that I hold close to my heart.
I was Larry’s first boss at Cantor Fitzgerald. After I placed him in the Equities group, he continued to visit me once a month to report on
his progress. Every suit I own was purchased at a deep discount through a friend of his. In fact, Larry had a “friend” for almost every aspect of his life. A real sweetheart of a guy, Larry was a shining example of the “new breed” on Wall Street:
assiduous,ambitious,dedicated,loyal but benevolent. Julia Roberts doesn’t know what she missed…
From the day I met you, I knew we would be friends. Just looking at you always made me smile. From your sly little laugh “heh-hee” to when you would rub your hands together in mischief, we always found trouble. Crashing parties, having our long dinners, going out with your friends, we ALWAYS had fun and good times. You added so much to my life with your friendship. I have the best memories of you. My favorite has to be when we went to Vermont skiing. Neither one of us had any intentions of actually skiing. We just went out on the town and had a great time!! To say you were one of a kind would be an understatement. You were the “L-Train”, one in a million. I hope you know how much I’ll miss you.
Absolutely a one of a kind individual. Never be anyone like him. We should all try to live the way LP did; zest for life, compassion for others, sense of humor so as to not take things so seriously, and the biggest heart of gold. LP I Miss You so much it hurts. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU! LOVE YOU MY BUDDY! GARY BELL
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