In Memory

Lawrence Hand - Class Of 1967

Lawrence Hand

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of Larry Hand (Class of 67).He died yesterday July 27, 2015.  He was an all around great guy !!  He will be missed by all that knew him.  Rest in Peace my friend..


Larry's Obituary....

Larry Hand

Larry Hand, age 66 passed away suddenly on July 27, 2015. Larry was doing what he loved which was riding his motorcycle with his friends. Larry was born in Oakland, CA to the late Clifford and Betty Hand of San Leandro. Larry graduated from Paci c High School in 1967. He was drafted into the United States Army in August of 1968. He was deployed to Vietnam where he worked as a radio repair man until August of 1970. He quickly started his career in the Sheet Metal trade in 1970. He retired as a Superintendant after serving 40+ years with the Sheet Metal Union, Local 104.

Larry enjoyed riding his motorcycle, going on long road trips in his Jeep, taking exotic cruises all over the world, shing in Alaska and camping in Shasta County. But what he enjoyed most was meeting new people and making them laugh. He never turned anyone down who needed his help. Whether it was working on someone’s house or giving career or life counseling, Larry was always there to help.

Larry married his high school sweetheart, Lynna “Jane” Hand on August 8, 1969 while on a military leave. He and his wife bought a house in San Leandro in 1973 and remained there during their 46 years of marriage. He made numerous improvements to the house over the years, with the help of his many close friends and family.

Larry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lynna “Jane” Hand and their two children, Lisa Erwin (Jed Gibson), Lester Hand (Jennifer), two grandchildren, Marissa Hand and Keira Hand. His brother William “Bill” Hand (Vicki) of Pleasanton, sister Nancy Hand Branco (John) of Vacaville and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday August 30, 2015 at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 1105 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro, CA at 1:00pm. In lieu of !owers, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Dec. 24, 1948 – July 27, 2015 Resident of San Leandro, CA



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07/29/15 08:12 AM #2    

John Ross (1967)

My heartfelt prayers are for Jane and the Hand family.  Larry touched so many lives and I am sad that he and I will never share another laugh (he always cracked me up).  Thank you for the life you lived and the example you were to me.



07/29/15 09:14 AM #3    

Steven Earney (1967)

I am very sorry to hear about Larry...our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I knew Larry because we were both on Vince Adelman's track team  through '67. Man could he run those hurdles! I also saw him from time to time at the Airport Auto Movies drive in where I worked in Oakland back then. Alot of kids from Pacific High would come there on the weekends to have a good time.  Larry had a great personality, and was a fun guy to be around. I never saw Larry after graduation, and didn't know he was drafted. As a vet myself, I respect him very highly for his service.  We will all miss you Larry....

07/29/15 09:46 AM #4    

Kathleen Pierce (Olivero) (1967)

I am shocked and saddened learning this news this morning.  Larry and I went to school together since kindergarten, our Mothers worked in PTA together at Grover Cleveland.  Larry was very active, he loved traveling and lived life to the fullest, inspite of some health issues.  My sincere condolences go out to Jane, his two children, his sisters Sue and Nancy and brother Bill.  RIP Larry.  

07/29/15 12:05 PM #5    

Patrick Sharpe (1967)

Larry.... where do I start.  You were the first person I met at Pacific High at the gym a month before school started in 65 as we waited for football practice to start, and have been friends ever since and will be forever. I never saw you in a bad mood, or speak badly of anyone. You proved to all of us that you were a good roll model in all aspects of your life, as a friend, a brother, a son, a father, and a husband. You've touched so many lives and will be greatly missed, but always remembered. Larry, you are a Mans Man and Our lives have been rich for knowing you. God Bless and keep you .....


07/29/15 12:54 PM #6    

Kathy Biddle (Mayhood) (1967)

RIP Larry and to his family, I am so sorry for your loss.

07/29/15 01:59 PM #7    

John Tapia (1967)

So Sad, Sorry to hear about Larry. He was a great guy. He did the plans for my second story additiona and my kids went to SL with his kids. Our prayers to the Family. RIP.


07/29/15 04:08 PM #8    

Janet Howard (Maskell) (1967)

My thoughts and prayers are with Jane and her family at this time. I have many wonderful memories of running

hurdles with Larry in high school.  

A memory is a keepsake of time that lives forever in the heart.

My sincere sympathy,



07/30/15 08:21 AM #9    

Carol Truex (Young) (1967)

Two words, So Fun!!!  The last time I saw Larry it was a 60's class reunion.  As he was making the rounds you could tell exactly where Larry was by the laughter that followed.  Thank you Larry for being our friend. 

07/31/15 04:33 PM #10    

Jerry Beaver (1968)

Jane, Susan & I send our deepest felt sorrow to you & all of your family. Even though I had not seen Larry since school he is still fresh in my mind. We hope you get some relief to know what an impact Larry had on so many classmates. Take care & God Bless.

08/07/15 07:09 PM #11    

Mark Wilson (1967)

A big guy with a big smile. My condolences to the Hand family, and his close friends.


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