Lawrence (Larry) Joseph DellaVecchia

Clemson- Lawrence (Larry) Joseph DellaVecchia was born the only child of Joseph and Anna (Fattoruso) DellaVecchia, on March 30th 1930 and was raised in Brooklyn, NY.  


He proceeds his wife of 47 years Carol and 6 adult children, Karen (Algire), Lawrence Jr., Craig, Robin, Sherry and Denise DellaVecchi and 1 step-daughter Stacey Quintal (Tony), 1 step-son, Eugene Tarver.  Larry also had 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. 


  Larry was a community minded man of many talents and vocations throughout his life.   He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean War era.  After leaving the service, Larry began working for 20 years as a bartender in some of New York City’s better eating and drinking establishments. Later he worked many years as a Nassau County NY Fraud Investigator and was later elected as the County’s Water Commissioner before retiring to Sun City, Bluffton, SC. 


  Even in retirement , Larry gave his time and talents to local community organization such as: International Magicians Associate for more than 20 years, the American Legion, Chaplain of the Sun City Veterans Associate, a Red Shirt Security Guard and he directed and stared in a number of stage shows from which he received 4 Best Director and 4 Best Actor trophies from the Sun City Players Groups.  Very interested in sharing his Christian faith with others, he would go on to serve in various church offices including Bible teacher, Clown ministry, elder and financial secretary.  A Marine through and through, Larry also ministered to young Marines attending training at Parris Island, SC.


  Mr. Della Vecchia will be interned at the M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson, SC on January 26th, 2:00 pm.  The family will receive friends prior to the graveside service, Thursday, January 26th, 2023, at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Sandifer Funeral Home. The family asks that instead of flowers any donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter, 521 North McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC 29621. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting