Resident of Los Altos Larry Wright, devoted husband, father, and grandfather passed away on May 26, 2020 five days shy of his 85th birthday. Larry was born in Orange, California on May 31, 1935. He is a graduate of Orange High School, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, and Long Beach State College class of 1957. In 1952, while still in high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve at Los Alamitos. After graduating from Long Beach State, he went on active duty and while attending Platoon Leaders Class at Quantico, he decided aviation was for him. He was accepted at the Naval Flight Training school in Pensacola, Florida as a Marine Corps 2nd Lt. and was designated Naval Aviator in Nov 1958. In 1961, after returning from Oppama, Japan he was assigned as Flight Instructor in Pensacola, (first as primary flight and later as a helicopter instructor) which is where he met his wife Patricia. They were married in Dec 1961. In Aug 1965, he was deployed to Viet Nam with Marine Observation Squadron Six (VMO 6) until Sep 1966. He was released to the Marine Corps Reserves in 1967 and in Jan of 1968 began training with United Airlines in Denver, CO. From his San Francisco domicile, he began his career on the DC-6 and progressed to B737, 727, DC-8, 757, and 767 until his retirement as Captain in 1995.