Larry Black was born in Dayton, Ohio on Sept. 15, 1948 and passed away from pneumonia and complications at Renown Hospital in Reno on Friday, Oct. 16. Larry leaves behind his two younger brothers, Rod and Jim Black. He resided in Hawthorne, leaving behind many friends who were military retirees. Larry was involved with the VFW, a member of the local Elks Lodge and was a Vietnam Veteran. During his military time, he was a lance corporal and a secret message courier, who had several close calls from being shot down in a helicopter.
Larry retired years ago as the head product engineer with Baxter Health Care Products, where he was designing medical equipment, including the machines that created the products. Larry was quite an inventor, developing ideas and specialty flashlights in his garage. Although he was a private person, he enjoyed friends that he met through “the flashlight forum” on the internet.