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Albert Roland Lary

September 23, 1937 — April 16, 2024

Lee's Summit, Missouri

Albert “Al” Roland Lary passed away Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 in Lee’s Summit, MO. He was 86 years old. He was surrounded and supported by loving family and caregivers during the last days of his life. Born in Berlin, New Hampshire, raised in Portland, Maine. Graduate of Portland High School class of 1956. Right after graduation at 18 years old he joined the U.S. Marine Corps quickly climbing the enlisted ranks to GySgt commissioned to Warrant Officer appointed to 1st Lieutenant Limited Duty Officer (LDO) retiring in 1979 holding the rank of Captain with 23 years and three months of active duty service. Al attended boot camp in Parris Island, S.C. Served in 2nd Marine Division Camp Lejeune, N.C., 6th MCR District Atlanta, GA., MCASC Kansas City, MO. Vietnam 1965-1966 3rd Force Service regiment Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan 1972-1973. Captain Lary, as an enlisted and officer of the U.S. Marine Corps was a member of the JUMPS/MMS and REMMPS (personal and payroll) computer systems development teams during the late 1960’s until his retirement. 

His military awards include Navy/Marine Corps Commendation and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals (2 awards each), Good Conduct Medal (4 awards), Vietnam Service Medal (4 awards) (war zone 1965-1966) Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation Medal (DaNang VN war zone), National Defense Medal, and Navy/Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation Armed Service Retiree Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy/Marine Meritorious Unit Commendation with 1 star, and the Marine Corps Commemorative medal. The state of Missouri awarded Al the “All gave some-some gave all” medal for his service in Vietnam. 

Captain Lary also received several letters of meritorious service for his dedicated service to commands while stationed in Okinawa, Japan. His computer programming experience and education while in the U.S. Marine Corps paved his path in the civilian employment IT field at Seaboard Allied Milling, Shawnee Mission Hospital, Cargil Inc. all in Shawnee Mission, KS and Lake City Army Ammunitions Plant, Independence, MO. Al, wife Dorothy, daughter Debbi, sons Timothy and Robbie arrived in Kansas City, MO in February 1968 and remained there. Al’s last and most rewarding employment was working for his daughter, Debbi, for 13 years at Awards & T-Shirts Specialists, Inc. before retiring for good to enjoy his remaining years with his wife Dorothy whom he married in 1959 and enjoy time with his great-granddaughters. 

He was preceded in passing by his Mother Charlotte, Father William, sister Nancy, and brother Merle all of Portland, Maine and sister Sandra Ward of Pownal, Maine, great granddaughter Adrianna and most recently his beloved wife Dorothy of 64 years.

He is survived by his daughter Debbi O’Donohue, son Timothy, wife Susan, Granddaughter Lacey all of Lee’s Summit, MO. Son Robbin of Norcross, GA. Granddaughter Angie O’Donohue husband Randy Singleton and great granddaughters Kara and Kinsley of Lee’s Summit, MO. Granddaughter Heather Figous husband David, great granddaughters Airianna, Kylee, Makiyah, and Camari of Olathe, KS, brother Bill and wife Vicki of Phoenix, AZ, several nieces and nephews of ME, SD, KY, TN. 

Al wore his uniform of the U.S. Marine Corps with dedication, devotion and pride by serving as a United States Marine representing the United States of America in time of war and peace.

Captain (Retired) Albert R. Lary’s family salutes him “SEMPER FI”

Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Saturday, April 27 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; entombment in Memorial Park Cemetery.  A reception will follow the graveside services at Fun House Pizza, 405 NW Blue Parkway, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64063.
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