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Lawrence W. Kyber

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Lawrence (Larry) Walter Kyber, 88, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Dallas, Georgia. Larry was born September 4, 1929 to Walter and Florence Kyber in Santa Barbara, California, and was the eldest of 3 children. He graduated from Santa Paula High School in 1948.  He served 4 years in the Navy, during which time he met his first wife, Patricia Gambino, and they married in Maryland in 1954. In 1955, Larry and Patricia moved to the San Fernando Valley in California, where he began a long career as an electrical engineer; first for Hughes Aircraft, and eventually retiring from Litton Industries after 40 years as a Member of the Technical Staff.  Larry and Patricia had five children together, and in 1974 Patricia tragically died of cancer. In 1975, Larry married Audrey (Audie) Sipe, and added a sixth child to the fold a year later.  He decided to complete his college education decades after abandoning it for a career.  In 1982, he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Redlands, in 1984, a MBA from West Coast University, and in 1987, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from West Coast University.

Larry loved his life experiences.  He especially loved learning, traveling, and sharing his stories with family and friends (which became better each time he told them).  He also created many wonderful memories for his family camping throughout the state of California, and enjoyed his many special vacations to various places around the world with his wife, Audie. He was an adept handyman who could build or fix just about anything. Yet, his greatest joy came from being a devoted husband, a loving father, and a loyal friend to many.  In his latter days, Larry found special comfort in his faith in Christ.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Audrey (Audie), his children: Paul Kyber and his wife, Amy Jo Hostetler; Andy Kyber; Peggy Carlson and her husband, John Carlson; Tim Kyber and his wife, Dawna Kyber; Katie Bouvier and her husband, Philippe Bouvier; and Tony Kyber and his wife, Brigitta Kyber.  He also had 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter; his mother, Florence; his sisters Helen and Viola; and his wife of almost 20 years, Patricia. A private service will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at The Overlook and Heartland Hospice for their care and devotion during his final days.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to C&S Health & Rehab ℅ Overlook at Cedarcrest | 2351 Cedarcrest Road | Acworth | GA 30101.  Condolences can be left for the family at www.GeorgiaFuneralCare.com

5 Comments To "Lawrence W. Kyber"

Rosadel McClure On Oct 04 2017 at 2pm
Dear Audie and family, Condolences and prayers are with you. Larry was a very special person and a good friend of mine, my husband, Chuck, and WHPC. We enjoyed many good times together especially as he led the GARP group. My you find peace in knowing he touched the lives of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Rosadel Reply to this comment
John and Brenda Herr On Sep 25 2017 at 6pm
Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Reply to this comment
Jackie Smith On Sep 25 2017 at 6pm
Audie, even though I'm the "new kid on the block" I still want to wish my condolences to you and the family. I just lost my dear hubby and the newness of his passing is still fresh in my mind, so please forgive my not coming to the service. Know that all your friends are with you and care! Jackie Smith, 345 Shoal Creek Way Reply to this comment
Jeff and Cherie Hatmaker On Sep 22 2017 at 12pm
Our sincere condolences and our hearts go out to your family in this time of sorrow. Wishing you peace and comfort as you celebrate his life and reflect on warm memories. You are in our prayers. Jeff and Cherie Hatmaker Reply to this comment
Gail Marasco On Sep 19 2017 at 12pm
I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Larry and Audie were one of the first neighbors Jack and I met in the Villas. Have always considered them as really good friends. Sincere sympathy to Audie and all the Kyber children and their families. This good man, husband and father will be greatly missed. Reply to this comment
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