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1952 Lawrence 2020

Lawrence R. Martinelli

December 11, 1952 — October 11, 2020

A Memorial Visitation for Lawrence Reno Martinelli, 67, of Arlington Heights since 1977, will be held Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine.

Lawrence was born December 11, 1952 in Chicago, and passed away October 11, 2020, with his wife and children at his side.

Lawrence was the beloved husband of Pamela Martinelli (nee Marinelli); loving dad of Andrew and Alexandra; dear son of the late Vando Martinelli and the late Renata Karm (nee Bondi); fond brother of Gary (Sandy) Martinelli and Donna (Kipp) Sacksteder; fond brother-in-law of Tina (Michael) Kaveney and John Marinelli. He is also the loving uncle of Antonio Martinelli, Michael Martinelli, Lauren (Josh) Ruge, Jennifer Sacksteder; and great uncle to Baby Josh.

As a tribute to Lawrence, visitors are welcome to wear their favorite Hawaiian attire.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Larry’s most cherished foundations: Tunnels to Towers, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306, or visit; Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516; or visit, Folds of Honor, Dept. 13, Tulsa, OK 74182, or visit; or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018, or visit; would be appreciated by many families.

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