Lawrence Marc Cardon

by | Apr 21, 2022 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Lawrence Marc Cardon, peacefully passed on April 18, surrounded by his loving family.

Larry is survived by his wife, Lucy, who never left his side, his son David and wife, Elyse, his daughter Rebecca and fiancée Patrick, his brother Richard, his brother Reid and his wife Cheri, his four grandchildren, Bella, Sylvie, Avi, and Flora and nieces, nephews, and cousins around the country. He was predeceased by his brother Wayne, of blessed memory, and his wife JoAnn Cardon-Glass.

Larry was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 3, 1943, to his loving parents Leon and Selma Cardon, of blessed memory, who often referred to him as “Larry Boy.” At the age of 4, the family relocated to Portsmouth, Va., where they became leaders in the Jewish community. He attended Churchland High School and the University of Virginia. (Go Hoos!) After graduating, he returned home to work in the family business, Star Band Manufacturing Company. During this time, he met the love of his life, Lucy, and with her encouragement, he attended University of Richmond Law School. Eventually, he found his way to The Decker Law Firm, where he practiced traffic and criminal law for over 30 years.

His passion for people brought thousands of clients, police, judges, and fellow attorneys into his circle of friends, and he always said he never worked a day in his life. Larry had the gift of making everyone feel important. To know him was to love him.

If you spent a minute with Larry, you’ve seen the wallet photo, and you know he was beyond proud of his early six-pack. He found the gym after being picked on as a scrawny teenager. It became his home away from home—his happy place. He went on to compete, breaking many world records. One of his proudest moments was appearing with his daughter on Good Morning America as world record bench press holders. He was truly a legend.

Donations may be made to Strelitz International Academy or your charity of choice.

Funeral services for Larry took place at Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, followed by the graveside service at Gomley Chesed Cemetery in Portsmouth. Online condolences may be offered to the family at