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Monday, May 27, 2024

Lawrence R. Trumpore

Lawrence R. “Larry” Trumpore, 83, passed away peacefully at home January 4, 2023 following an illness. Born June 30, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey, Larry was the son of the late Milton and Loretta (Koch) Trumpore.

After high school, Larry served in the U.S. Coast Guard. His active service was followed by service in the Coast Guard Reserves. He married in 1961, living in Bloomfield, New Jersey before moving to Roseland, New Jersey in 1967 where he raised his family. In the late 1980s Larry settled in Hope, New Jersey at Hemknoll Farm with his partner, Loretta, whom he married in 2014. The farm surprised Larry and Loretta with its field of colorful hybridized daylilies.

A self-taught machinist and draftsman, Larry was co-owner and president of Southland Manufacturing, which operated from the turn-of-the-century barn on his property. Larry’s interests included antique wood boats, old outboard engines, old cars and antique airplanes. In the 1970s he served as president of EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 73. From 1994 to 2004, Larry was an active trustee of the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York on the St. Lawrence River where he and Loretta had a summer home. Boating on the river with friends became a favorite pastime, as well as restoring antique wood boats.

Larry is survived by his children Susan (Trumpore) Pivetz of Pompton Plains, New Jersey and Kevin Trumpore of Hope New Jersey; his grandchildren Kimberly Trumpore, Samantha (Pivetz) Marcy and her husband, Alex; Melissa (Trumpore Powell) LaFlair and her husband, Joseph; Christopher Pivetz; and Emily Trumpore; his great-grandchildren Colton Powell, Charlotte LaFlair and Griffin Marcy; and his sister Arlene Trumpore Kreimer. He was pre-deceased by his wife Loretta (Urban) and his brother, Kenneth.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Operation Smile (, the National Veterans Foundation (, or the Coast Guard Foundation ( would be appreciated.