Lawrence Robert Wilkinson, 72, a longtime Oak Park resident, died on Aug. 9, 2018. Born on Nov. 10, 1945 and raised in Ascension Parish, he became co-owner of River Forest's Acorn Travel. Semper Fi Larry was an avid reader, historian, listener and traveler. He served with the USMC and was a Vietnam veteran, member of the Marine Corps League, Khe Sahn Veterans, Marine Corps V Division and the Third Division.
Larry was the husband of Maureen McGuire Wilkinson for 51 years; the father of Andrew (Jennifer) and the late Sarah Wilkinson; the son of the late Robert and Julie Fitzpatrick Wilkinson; grandpa to Satchel, Lyshon and Bronwyn; brother of Bob (Kathy), Jim (Gina), Tom (Margie) and the late John (Mary) and Dan Wilkinson; brother-in-law to many; special uncle to Rick Dassinger and 58 others; great-uncle to 73; and a great guy to all.
Visitation and service were held on Aug. 13 and 14 at Peterson-Bassi Funeral Home/Gamboney & Son Directors, followed by Mass at Ascension Church and interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
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