Lawrence T. Getman
Lawrence T. Getman, 80, of Gloversville, passed away suddenly on June 17, 2020. Born in Bleecker, New York on August 3, 1939, to the late George and Florence Getman, he graduated from Mayfield High School in 1956 at the age of 16.
A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he spent 45 years in the telecommunications industry retiring from Frontier Communications in 2002. Larry was a member of Holy Trinity Church and volunteered for many years for Gloversville Little League, serving as League President in 1976. He was an avid Yankees fan, and loved staying active, continuing to work out until his passing. Larry was well-respected in the community, always willing to help anyone in need. He was soft-spoken with a witty sense of humor, who always loved a good “dad joke.” He was always up for a game of basketball in the backyard with his children and their friends. He loved spending time with family and was especially proud of his grandchildren.
Larry is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Dorothy, whom he married on June 24, 1961; their four sons, Lawrence Getman Jr. of Oswego, NY, David (Michael) Getman of Castleton, NY, William (Victoria) Getman of Fishers, IN, and Daniel (Karen) Getman of Johnstown, NY. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Taylor, Jacob, Matthew, Katie, Nathan and Samuel. Other survivors include seven brothers and sisters, George (Janice) of Gloversville and Naples, FL, Joyce (Alphonso) Mancini of Fonda, James (Donna) Getman of Gloversville, Betty Ann Getman of Gloversville, Linda Sue (Edward) Hartin of Greenbank, WA, Kathryn Billie Towne (Greg Patterson) of Gloversville and Carl (Jacquelyn) Boles of Gloversville; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, H. Richard Getman; and his stepfather, Carl T. Boles.
At Larry’s request, he will be cremated, and a celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Gloversville Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.gloversvillefuneralservice.com. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s children’s hospital in memory of Larry.