Published in The Capital on January 24, 2010
Lawrence Earl "Larry" Kendrick, 84, a resident of Sherwood
Forest since 1984 and previously of Bethesda from 1958-
1984, died Jan. 17 at his residence in Sherwood Forest from
complications of ALS "Lou Gehrig's Disease."
Mr. Kendrick was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Washington, D.C., to
the late Earl S. Kendrick and Ruth A. Fitton Kenderick. He
graduated from Eastern High School, Washington, D.C. in
1944 and Ben Franklin University, Washington, D.C. in 1954
with an M.B.A. in Finance.
He was employed for 20 years at Export-Import Bank of
United States located in Washington, D.C. (1962-1987), as
well as for various government and private industries.
He served as a Corporal in the Army from 1944-1946, WWII European Theater. He
received the Bronze Star for combat in France. He was an active member in the 42nd
Infantry Rainbow Division. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church in
Annapolis, where was an ordained Elder and served as Treasurer 1988-1992; a
member of National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C., where he was an
Assistant Treasurer of Church, Deacon and Trustee; founding Director and Treasurer of
the National Presbyterian School, Washington, D.C.; and a member of the Robert
Burns Society for several years.
He became an artist in 1991. He enjoyed painting, sailing, model railroads and golf.
He is survived by his wife, Marianne Russell Kendrick, whom he married in 1958; two
sons, Robert L. Kendrick of Charlotte, N.C., and Jonathan R. Kendrick of Annapolis;
one daughter, Mary Katherine Kendrick Miller of Aptos, Calif.; one brother, Robert F.
Kendrick of Gaithersburg; one sister, Ruth Dell Woolard of Knoxville, Tenn.; and two
grandchildren, Kara and Dane Miller.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at First Presbyterian
Church of Annapolis, Duke of Gloucester & Conduit Streets, Annapolis. Interment
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church,
171 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401; Hospice of the Chesapeake,
445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401 (hospicechesapeake.org); or ALS, 7507
Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855 (ALSA.org).
Arrangements by John M. Taylor Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to