In Memory

Larry Brill

Larry H. Brill, Age 68, of Newtonville, died on June 25, 2015.

Beloved husband of Susan (Schmidlein) Brill. Cherished father of Dana Brill, Ben Brill & his wife Cara (Giudice), Sam Brill & his fiancé Julianne Strom. Larry is predeceased by his father Bernard, mother Ida, and brothers Donny and Peter. He is survived by his nephew Allen & Stacey Brill and niece Sharri & Harvey Schneider. He is also survived by the Schmidlein family: Jean Blakeney, Robyn Schmidlein & Tiny Costello, John Schmidlein & Connie Bruce, Ricky & Suzanne, Kenny & Colleen, Kevin & Alison, Jimmy & Marion, and many loving nieces & nephews.

Born in New York City, and raised in West Orange, NJ, Larry attended Northeastern University, where he received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in engineering. He built a distinguished career at the US EPA where he served as Chief, overseeing restoration of Superfund sites for nearly 40 years. While his professional achievements were extensive, what best defines Larry are the lasting friendships and devotion to his family.

Remembrances may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital Lurie Center for Autism,

Above taken from the obituary:

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09/13/15 04:38 PM #1    

Myles Schlank

Here are the known messages of condolence from our class. Some were expressed on Larry's online obituary; others in email. Some were for Larry's family; some for us. I mailed a condolence card to Larry's wife and family and included what amounted to 3 pages of comments intended for the Brills.  9/14/2015 Myles (thanks for the suggestion, Marla).


Larry's passing has touched us all very deeply
I considered him a close friend during all our time in school.
We played basketball, argued constantly over whether Willie Mays or Mickey Mantle was the best center fielder. (Willie was Larry's choice and he was correct).
He had the sweetest parents, his mother made him a tuna sandwich for lunch Every day, and thus, we called him the Tunafish Kid!
He will be a pleasant memory and the mention of his name will always bring a smile to my face.
May he rest in Peace.
Allen Horn (via class email)


To all of our classmates,
How sad I am to hear of Larry's passing.  I remember Larry as funny and lighthearted....and a great basketball player on the RAMS team.
Margaret Wolf Kohn (via class email)
To Larry's family and friends,
Please know how saddened I am to learn of Larry's passing. We were high school friends. He was adored by all.
Margaret Wolf Kohn (online)


great soul...wonderful laugh...kind...funny...USY basketball...tuna fish sandwiches...loyal... practice...devoted friend...porter road
wonderful memories...just like it was yesterday
I will miss you Larry.....thanks for the laughs and the incredible memories
your friend        
Franklin Ivan Bell (online and class email)
I'm devastated to hear that one of my best high school friends died.
I only wish I would have known sooner.
Larry was a gentle soul, mild mannered, with a heart of gold. I was privileged to be called a friend and know he will be remembered and missed by many.
Sad occasions like this makes all of us realize what's really important in
life and to celebrate and be thankful for each and every day we have.
Howard Linker


Very sad news. What I remember about Larry was that he was always smiling, very friendly and a good basketball player. But I didn't know about the tuna, that's funny. I hate this kind of news, God Bless the class of 64!!!
Rest in peace Larry
David Belfiore (class email)


So sorry to hear about Larry, what a sweetheart.
I haven't seen or heard from him since high school but his name will always bring a smile to my face and wonderful memories.
Sounds like he led a beautiful life after high school, I'm sorry to see it cut so short.
Doreen (Weinberg) Silecchia


Larry will be remembered with only the best memories of a great classmate throughout elementary, junior and high school. I would like to extend my condolences and sympathy to his family and friends.
Jeffrey M. Schwartz (online)


I would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family. Larry was a high school classmate of mine.
Eydie Urbaitel-Adams  (online)


My sympathies to Larry's family and friends.
Larry was my classmate and even back then was a really good guy.
I wish you healing and loving memories.
Harvey Sarch (online)


I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences.
I only have high school memories of Larry, and they're full of smiles.
Susan Fauer (online)


I am so sorry for your loss. We all have great memories of Larry growing up in West Orange. I am grateful for them.
He was a very sweet, caring person.
Debby Timins (online)
It is really sad news to hear of another classmates passing.   We are really beginning to understand what these losses mean to us so keep those memories alive.  cherish what you have around you and let all know that you care while they are here.
you are all so special and loved.
Debby (class email)


We were high school friends of Larry's and remember his great smile and happy demeanor. Our condolences to his family and friends for their loss.
Steve and Marla (Yager) Hyman (online)


I am very sorry to learn of Larry's passing.
I was a basketball teammate and friend of Larry's in high school and have great memories of him.
He truly was a great guy and fun to be around.
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Joe Harrington (online)

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