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Lawrence P. Sirinek, Ph.D.

March 3, 1951 ~ May 20, 2017 (age 66)

Age 66 of Mt. Lebanon passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at his home with family by his side as a result of glioblastoma brain cancer.  Larry was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, the son of Barbara Ludwig Sirinek and Theodore R. Sirinek, both of whom predeceased him.  He was the beloved husband of Lynn Helbling Sirinek and the devoted father of Jonathan (Courtney) of Cincinnati, Gregory, of Arlington, VA, Michael, of Columbus, and Lauren of Brookline.  He was also the proud grandfather of Nicholas and Alan Sirinek. He is survived by his brother Robert (Elaine Douvas) of  Ridgewood N.J., Kenneth, of West Chester, PA, Alan (Kathy) of La Porte, IN, Doug (Barbara) of The Villages, FL, and sister-in-law Mary Beth of Kansas City.  His brother, David, of Kansas City, predeceased him.  He is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.Larry obtained his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.  His diverse career included research in transplantation immunology, teaching anatomy at the college level, research program development, and environmental science.  He most recently worked as an environmental toxicologist for the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection.Larry enjoyed photography, baseball, fishing, and especially the company of family and friends.  He spent summers in his youth at the family home in Rehoboth Beach, DE, where in his later years he enjoyed vacations with friends and loved ones.  He will be deeply missed by family, friends, and colleagues.Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Laughlin Memorial Chapel, 222 Washington Road, Pittsburgh 15216.  Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Penn Forest Natural Burial Park, 121 Colorado Street, Verona, 15147 for family, and those who consider themselves to be family.  As services will be graveside in a forest area, casual clothes and sneakers/hiking shoes recommended.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Bower Hill Community Church, 70 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh 15243.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh 15243.www.laughlinfuneralhome.com

 


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