Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Larry Coles at the left with Don Reese
It’s with great sadness I report the loss of former Los Angeles Times Press Operator Larry Coles. Larry left the Los Angeles Times through one of the many buyouts we have experienced at the newspaper over the last eighteen years.
His colleagues in the pressroom gave Larry the nickname Stretch, as he towered over his fellow co-workers. From what information I have gathered Larry's family will hold a private service for his internment.
A good friend of Larry’s, Pressman Don Reese, will be hosting a memorial this Sunday at the Elk’s Lodge in Downey at 4:00 p.m., which he called a Pressman's Funeral.
His son Jim preceded Larry in death.
His daughter Peggy and three grandchildren survive Larry.
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