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Lawrence “Larry” Wray

January 31, 1940 - January 31, 2023

Lawrence “Larry” Wray Lawrence “Larry” Wray
    February 23, 2023 | 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
  • Saint John Neumann Catholic Church
    2900 E Main St
    Saint Charles, IL 60174
  • Memorial Service
  • February 23, 2023 | 10:30 A.M.
  • Saint John Neumann Catholic Church
    2900 E Main St
    Saint Charles, IL 60174
  • Burial Location
    Private-Union Cemetery, St. Charles

Lawrence “Larry” Wray, age 83, of Elgin formerly of Hoffman Estates passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

He was born January 31, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois to John and June (Jackson) Wray.

He is survived by his wife Marina of 61 years, 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved daughter, Christine (Wray) Kmiec.

Larry graduated from Schurz High School in 1957 and Northwestern University in 1961. On June 24, 1961 he married Marina (Cali) at St. Viator Church in Chicago. They went on to raise four children, Kathy (Chuck) Bielarz, John (Julie), Karen (Mike) Johnson and Michael (Angela). Larry had 12 grandchildren, Tiffany (Gio), Joshua (Samantha), Daniel (Annalise), Bonnie (Adrian), Taylor, Jessica, Julia, Brad, Kyle, Jordan, Katelyn, Callie and 8 great-grandchildren, Sophia, Natalia, Sofia, Leanaya, Declan, Jeremiah, Dominick, and Isla all of whom he adored. He leaves behind his brother-in-laws Phillip (MaryLynn) Cali, Salvatore Cali and sister-in-law Nancy (Russ Johnston) Maurer as well as many nieces and nephews.

His career was in Information Technology, where he began working after graduation with Univac and continued in that field. He played tennis in high school and college and was on the swim team. He was active in his community, volunteering on many boards in the community and churches. He and Marina were involved in Marriage Encounter and continued to stay connected to many of the friends they met there. After retirement, Larry and Marina traveled extensively across the U.S. and Europe.

Larry will be missed greatly, and leaves a legacy of love and a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Visitation on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 9:30am in the narthex of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 East Main Street, (Rt. 64), St. Charles.

Memorial mass will follow at 10:30am in the church.

Private interment will be at Union Cemetery, St. Charles.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

For more information call 630-584-0060 or visit


Bill Atkinson from Plainfield , IN

"Dear Marina and family. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. We are so fortunate to have known Larry . Love ❤️ Bill and Sandy Atkinson"

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"Marina, I am so very sad to see this. I have missed seeing you both at St. Pats. My sympathy to you and your family. Pat Reding 👒"

Judy Stahl from Elgin , IL

"Oh Marina, I’m so sorry about Larry passing away. What an amazing man! I only knew him a short time but it was enough to see the enduring legacy he has left behind. He was smart, gracious and witty. He always had that great smile on his face. He will be missed greatly."

Tom Canoles from Punta Gorda, FL

"Sincerest condolences on your loss."

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