Lauro A. ArgenteSeptember 13, 1934 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 82)
Lauro “Larry” Araja Argente passed away on July 2, 2017. A memorial service is being held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Drinkwine Mortuary, located at 999 W. Littleton Blvd, Littleton Colorado.
Larry was born on September 13, 1934 in Manila, Philippines to Domingo and Escolastica (née Araja) Argente. He was the fourth of five children born into the family.
Larry graduated from University of Santo Tomas High School in 1952, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management Engineering from Feati Tech University in 1960. While in college, he landed his first job as a factory worker in the porcelain enameling ceramic plant of Inter-Island Gas Service, the manufacturing arm of Rockgas, which was mainly selling bottled liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). He ultimately became supervisor after 2 years. In the next several years, Larry worked for the Philippine Standard Plant as Department Manager, Superintendent, and finally, Manufacturing Head overseeing the construction and maintenance of 54 plants in various parts of the world. He worked there for 37 years before retiring at the age of 59. He was then asked to work for the Egypt Ideal Standard as Plant Manager, and was there until 2003. He spent his post-retirement years living with family in the U.S. before finally settling in Colorado.
Larry met his wife, Adoracion “Doris” Morales, when he worked for Rockgas. They married in 1959 and had 2 sons: Ricardo (1961) and Roberto (1964). They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 1999. Sadly, Doris passed away from lung cancer in 2003, and his second son, Roberto, passed away in early 2017.
Larry was an avid reader, especially books from his favorite author, Eckhart Tolle. He loved to travel and has visited many countries around the world whether it be for business or pleasure. As a result from his experience, he also served as President of the Rotary Club of Las Pinas in the Philippines for several years. During his later years, he loved to practice meditation and Tai-Chi. He was also a strong believer of living in the moment and applied this in his daily life.
Larry is survived by his younger brother: Gerardo; his eldest son: Ricardo; his 6 grandchildren: Jeffrey, Anton, Mark, Kimberly, Andrea, and Phoebe; his 6 great-grandchildren: Isabelle, Jasmine, Aidan, Gabriella, Amerie, and Alessi; and his nieces and nephews and their many children and grandchildren.
The family wishes to express gratitude and love to all of Larry’s friends, classmates, and neighbors who have enjoyed his lively company and words of wisdom over the years.