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FRAMINGHAM – Laurence M. Schmeidler, known by all as Larry, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at the age of 94.

A longtime resident of Framingham, he was active in town politics for many years as well as a proud member of the Jewish War Veterans of Metrowest Post 157.

Larry was a native of Staten Island, New York. He received his Bachelor’s degree in History and played football for the University of Michigan and received his Master’s degree in Middle East Studies at Georgetown University.

He proudly served his country during the Korean conflict from 1951 to 1953 as a Second Lieutenant in the Army and was honorably discharged from the Army Reserves in 1963 as a Captain.

He began his career at McGraw-Hill Publishing Company as a journalist in the International Division. He then embarked on a career in public relations bringing to market the first pull-top can lid. He then moved on to the pharmaceutical industry, winning national awards for his work in sports medicine, nursing and retail pharmacy.

Larry was the patriarch of his family leaving behind his loving wife of 65 years, Paula, and two children Erik and his wife Maxine and Danielle and her husband Ken. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Ben and Melanie with her husband, Shane and their newborn daughter Ellie.

Family and friends will honor and remember Larry’s life by gathering for his funeral service in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham, on Friday, June 24 at 1 p.m.

Interment will take place in Massachusetts National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Larry’s name to: Jewish War Veterans, Post 157,

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