LONGTIME MARFC BOARD MEMBER PASSES AWAY!

Dear MARFC Members!

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that longtime board member Larry Iacoboni AKA: The Bald Eagle passed away this morning after a very long fight with cancer. The Bald Eagle has taken his final flight home to be with the Lord. He has crossed the finish line in life as the checkered flag waves one last time and now stands proudly next to the Lord. Larry has been a tremendous asset to our club over the years not only as a member at first but, then as a board member. During my years on the board Larry was always focused to make sure to back me up when I needed it and was there to travel with me many times to fan club day events, general meetings and MSPA meetings to help support the club. For many years he was our raffle prize chairperson for our annual banquets and was our chef at our MARFC Picnics for many years as well. He spent a couple of terms as Vice-President and did that job extremely well. Larry was a volunteer for the Detroit Grand Prix for over 18 years and enjoyed every minute of it. He even worked briefly at the Waterford Hills Raceway as a corner and track worker. Larry joined the club when Bill Stone approached him and asked him to join and it didn’t take long for him to get onto the board. When I became President 20 years ago I asked him to be our Santa and he just laughed at me and said that was Bill Stones job. I know he would have been good at it but, he was there every year serving pizza and hot dogs to the kids. He really enjoyed our Children’s Christmas Party the most. Larry was married to a wonderful woman Suzanne! Our hearts are heavy with sadness for her loss and ours. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sue and the Iacoboni family at this time. I personally looked at Larry like a big brother who you ask to help you when you needed it. God has taken Larry from us today but rest assured that one day we will be with him in the Kingdom of Heaven!

“Rest Well My Brother” and one day I’ll see you soon!  Wild Bill

(Photo Top: The Bald Eagle at his finest!) (Photo Below: Larry and Suzanne at our Banquet)

Funeral Arrangements for Larry are: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice or Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club Children’s Party Fund.

 

MAR 13. 02:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Directors-Royal Oak   http://www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com/
705 W. Eleven Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI, US, 48067

MAR 14. 11:00 AM
Our Mother of Perpetual Help ~ Fatima Campus
13500 Oak Park Boulevard
Oak Park, MI, US, 48237