Lawrence Anthony Melfa of Ruxton, MD unexpectedly passed away Sunday February 11, 2018 at his home. Born on April 25, 1945 in Baltimore, MD, Larry was 72 years old. His family moved to Edgewood, MD in 1961 where Larry became an outstanding student and athlete. He graduated in 1963, number 2 in his class, and was a star athlete who captained the football, basketball and baseball teams. Upon graduation Larry became the first member in his family to attend college when he was accepted to Harvard. While at Harvard he quarterbacked the Crimson football team and was a star pitcher on the baseball team. After Harvard he attended the University of Maryland Law School until he was drafted into the Army in 1969. Completing his service, he continued his education at U of MD Law and graduated with honors. He was admitted to the Maryland State Bar and became a highly respected attorney in Towson, MD where he practiced law for more than 45 years. He was almost retired.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Pegg Melfa, three children, Lauren Aubrey Melfa, Mackenzie Melfa Peyser and Adam Joseph Melfa, one granddaughter, Remy Lauren Peyser, and 5 siblings, Stephen Anthony Melfa, Mario Anthony Melfa, Philip Anthony Melfa, Diane Melfa Badolato and Angela Melfa Frederickson.
Larry was a devoted father whose pride in his children was at the forefront. A man of generous spirit, he was always there for anyone who came to him….family, friends or simply anyone who needed help and counsel.
His community involvement included his membership in the Associated Italian American Charities, the Trial Table Law Club and as a member of the Hunts Memorial United Methodist Church. In 2015 he was inducted into the Edgewood High School Hall of Fame.
More recently Larry was an avid golfer but his athletic skills were highlighted by winning the Maryland State Senior Men’s Doubles Tennis Championship. Perhaps the achievement of which he was most proud was becoming the batting practice pitcher for his beloved Baltimore Orioles in 1969.
Larry was a son, brother, husband, father and friend who led an extraordinary life of caring, compassion and immense achievement. He was always there for his fellow man and will be missed beyond words by all who knew him.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Melfa’s name may be made to Hunts Memorial United Methodist Church.
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