Laurence John “Larry” Colfer Jr. of Glen Mills

Laurence John "Larry" Colfer Jr., 91, of Glen Mills, died peacefully on Sept. 10 after a full and happy life. 

Laurence John Colfer Jr.

His wife, Margarita "Rita" McLaughlin Colfer, predeceased him in 2005. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly of Woodstock Valley, Conn., his daughter Laurene of King of Prussia, his son David of Somerville, Mass., his son Stephen and wife Lauren (Klotz) of Wayne. He leaves three grandchildren, Rena Colfer of Boise, Idaho, Marguerite and Anneliese Colfer of Wayne. He is also survived by his brother John (Jack) Colfer and his wife Barbara of Avon, Mass., and nine nieces and nephews.

He was a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep and St. Joseph's University, Larry had a long career ranging from operations at General Electric, to insurance, to teaching. He was a devoted teacher and held adjunct positions at St. Joseph's, Drexel, Widener Universities and Delaware County Community College. He was born Feb. 15, 1926, and raised in Upper Darby, a 43-year resident of West Chester, and most recently of Maris Grove in Glen Mills where he was an active resident. He enjoyed many summers at the shore at his beloved Avalon.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation noon-1:45 p.m., Friday, Sept., 15, at St. Katharine of Siena Church, 104 S. Aberdeen Ave, Wayne, PA 19087, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Larry's life at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, mourners are encouraged to support Maris Grove Scholars' Fund, c/o Office of Philanthropy, 200 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills, PA 19342.

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