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2001 Himrod Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527

Johnson-Costello Post 355


On September 21, 2019, we lost a very good friend and a very loyal and dedicated member of the Johnson-Costello American Legion Post 355.


Lawrence "Larry Weas" Wise, passed away after a long struggle with the very rare disease known as PROGRESSIVE SUPER NUCLEAR PALSY. It was so hard to watch our friend fade away from us.

Weas was so very proud of our Post and especially our HONOR GUARD, every time Andy Swarthout would call him for HONOR GUARD duty, Larry would polish and shine his boots, press his uniform and trim his signature beard and mustache. Larry was unmatched in his pride for that uniform and his overall appearance. 

We all remember Weas and his Harley Davidson motorcycles. Those bikes were in his soul. He enjoyed riding with his friends or by himself.

On Sunday October 6, 2019, Larry's close friends and the Officers and members of Post 355 held a Celebration of Larry's Life in the Post pavillion. We were amazed at the number of people that came to Honor and Remember our brother Weas.

Our Post Honor Gaurd gave the rifle salute and TAPS.

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard was present to fold the American Flag.

There was complete silence while we all wept and paid tribute to a friend we will all miss. Farewell our friend and comrade

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