GUSICK, LAWRENCE F.

90, of Bayonne, passed away suddenly on January, 23, 2017 at Bayonne Medical Center. “Larry” as he was known by all, was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania before residing in Bayonne at the age of three. Larry was employed as a proposal coordinator for the Defense Industry with the Singer Kearfott Industries of Little Falls, NJ. Larry was an active member of the Holy Name Society, the St. Cecilia’s Choir, and the Mt. Carmel Seniors, all of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. During WWII, he was drafted into the Army and served in the Occupational Forces in Japan while at the same time playing saxophone in the 6th Army Band. Lawrence was a staff sergeant in the US Army from March 1945 through December 1946. After the war, his band reformed as the Ray Konopka Orchestra and started a forty plus year run playing for events in the New York area. After a brief hiatus, Larry then joined the Bayonne Senior Orchestra until he left in 2014 to form a new band called Mixed Nutz. Larry was predeceased by his wife Sophie (in 1999), his son Gary (in 2010) his son-in-law Kenneth Symanski, his grandson Andrew Symanski, and his parents, Florian and Anna (Borkowski) Gusick. He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his daughter Maryann Symanski, his son David Gusick and his wife Ellen.; daughter-in-law, Patricia Gusick; grandchildren, Erica and Tommy Gusick, Tim and his wife Laura Gusick, Carolyn Gusick, Chris and his wife Amy Symanski, Matthew and his fiance Nicole Mutaffis and Deanna Symanski; and three great-grandchildren, Hunter, Brantley, and Michael Symanski. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.