Larry, who has retired from active leadership of the Rusin Association, was a trailblazer in getting Rusyns together, organizing long before the Carpatho-Rusyn Society got on its feet in Pennsylania, with a much larger Rusyn community.
As Maryann Sivak writes, "Thank you, Larry. As you once told me, 'old soldiers never die, they just fade away.' In our hearts you'll never fade away. You are an inspiration and example to us of what one individual can achieve when he really puts his mind to it. Your contribution to enriching our Rusyn culture has been priceless."
The Rusin Association sponsors its 25th annual Duchnovich Day Dinner on Saturday, February 5.