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Lawrence W. Vandak

May 30, 1988 - May 15, 2020

Burial Date May 26, 2020

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Passed peacefully after a brave and challenging two-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was loved infinitely by his wife of 5 years Julie (Zwisdak) Vandak who was his high school sweetheart and business partner. He loved punk rock music, playing video games and watching wrestling. He enjoyed sharing a cup of coffee every morning with his mom Mariellen (Wilson) Van Nostrand. Larry had an amazing ability of making lifelong friends instantly with his easygoing, carefree personality. He was a talented musician and played in a number of local bands including Broken Record and The Gravity Theory. Larry was a funny, kind and motivated individual. He became an entrepreneur at the young age of 25 when he opened the dog grooming salon Groom Spot in Tuckahoe NY. He loved his dog Maeby and had dreams of rescuing many more shelter mutts. He is survived by his wife, his mom, his grandpa Charles Edward Wilson, and an extensive family of cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Viewing for Lawrence “Larry” will be held Tuesday May 26th from 9:30-11am at
YONKERS FUNERAL HOME – BRYN MAWR CHAPELS, INC. 23 Lockwood Avenue – Yonkers NY 10701 (914) 965-0033


Social distancing required. Please keep in mind Lawrence would want to keep everyone safe, therefore limit unnecessary travel.


He will be buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.


The family will have a celebration of his life at a later date as no visitors are allowed at this time.


In lieu of flowers please consider donating blood or registering at Be the Match.




If you would like to help financially, donations can be made at paypal.me/VandakFamily


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