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Lawrence C. Tarbell, Jr.

July 8, 1944 - February 23, 2017

Service: Visitation

Date: Saturday, March 04, 2017, 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Location : St. John's Catholic Church Wilde Lake
10431 Twin Rivers Rd. Columbia MD, 21044

Service: Memorial Mass

Date: Saturday, March 04, 2017, 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Location : St. John's Catholic Church Wilde Lake
10431 Twin Rivers Rd. Columbia MD, 21044

Lawrence “Larry” C. Tarbell, Jr., 72, a government retiree, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

The service will be held on March 4, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 3:00 pm, and the Memorial Mass will begin at 3:00 pm. There will be a gathering following the service, and the location/time will be announced soon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Larry’s name to the American Diabetes Association.

Larry was the oldest of four children and came from a military family. He lived in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and even Morocco during his childhood. One of Larry’s proudest childhood accomplishments was earning the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout. Larry attended Louisiana State University, graduated magna cum laude and was hand selected to work for the National Security Agency (NSA). During his NSA career, Larry earned several awards, including the prestigious Department of Defense Red Carnation Award. Larry’s illustrious management career in computer science at NSA spanned 35 years before he ‘retired.’ Larry then joined a government contractor working in the same field for another 10 years before officially retiring.

Since his retirement, Larry enjoyed traveling the country, especially the annual beach trips to Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head with his family. Larry and Faye had a full social calendar between their family and friends.

Larry is survived by his wife, Faye Tarbell; daughter Sue Ellen Bricker and her husband John of Colfax, LA; son Lance Tarbell and his wife Valerie of Catonsville, MD ; daughter Christina Tarbell and husband Désiré Hounguès of Savannah, GA; daughter Kimberly Muth and husband Brendan of Catonsville, MD; brother Randall Tarbell and his wife Susanna of Fort Worth, TX; sister Teresa Andrus and husband Rev. Benjamin of Longview, TX; sister Janice Smith and husband Bill of Fort Worth, TX; 5 grandchildren Hanna Ravain (33), Emily Bricker (20), Lucas Gorlin Tarbell (15), Jaden Muth (7) and Alexis Muth (5); 3 great-grandchildren Joshua Ravain (16), Julie Ravain (15), Jacob Ravain (1).

We would love to hear favorite memories of Larry or how he touched your life. Please share your stories at LarryTarbellmemories@gmail.com.