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OBITUARY: Larry Burstein, 91, of Marble Falls was World War II veteran, loved golf and dogs

Larry Martin Burstein, 91, passed away peacefully at home Feb. 27, 2013.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Reba Burstein of Marble Falls, Texas; daughters, Debbie Widby of Wichita Falls and Debbie Cooley of Garland; nephew, Alan Goodman of Silver Spring, Md; and grandsons, Shane Hazel of Plano and Jeremy and Zak Greer of Chicago.

Larry was born Sept. 16, 1921, in New York City to Irving and Bertha Burstein. His one sister, Grace, passed away in 1990.

Larry served as an airman in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a maintenance engineer on planes that were part of the hazardous “Flying the Hump” campaign, transporting munitions and fuel over the Himalaya Mountains from India into China.

Most of Larry’s career was spent in sales, working first in North Carolina and later opening up the Southwest territory for his company. Because of his affable nature and gift for human engagement, he had a long and successful career.

Larry and Reba moved from the Dallas area to Marble Falls in 1992.

During his retirement, Larry enjoyed playing golf on a daily basis with his many golfing friends, who referred to him as “Boom Boom.” He also was a dog lover who carried a box of dog treats in his cart and frequently stopped during his golf rounds to treat dogs all along the course.

Larry was quick with a joke, quick with a smile and brought joy and the brighter side of life to those who knew him.

To honor Larry and his family, no public service will be held. Condolences to the family may be offered at

Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls, (830) 693-4373.