“Go rest high on that mountain, son, your work on earth is done” and so the words of Vince Gill singer, songwriter rings true.
Lawrence “Larry” Walsh Jr., a longtime state senator who has served as Will County executive for 16 years, died at his Elwood home on Wednesday night, June 3rd, from complications of prostate cancer.
On behalf of residents, families and staff at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County we mourn the passing of another dear friend and avid supporter of the many recent and not so recent endeavors undertaken at Sunny Hill to enhance the lives of residents.
Throughout the many years of renovation Larry was instrumental and supportive in assisting the evolution of what is now a state of the art nursing facility offering five-star quality care to residents and families of Will County.
Based on our philosophy and mission of Person Centered Care he again supported the adjustment and reduction of beds to allow for private rooms for residents to enjoy personalized space and somewhere to call “home”
Larry was but a phone call away when it came to volunteering at the Sweet Shoppe where he happily donned his apron and served ice cream and treats to the residents. He made himself available to speak and celebrate with the residents on Veterans Day or Flag Day or indeed any day or occasion he became aware of he would readily and willingly carve out the time to be present.
We acknowledge his “people passion” and career of unwavering service to the community and the monumental support he displayed towards the residents of Sunny Hill. We are forever grateful to a one of a kind iconic figure.
Our deepest sympathy and condolences are extended to Irene, Larry’s wife of fifty years and all his family during this sad time of loss. Another angel gets his wings. Rest in Peace Larry!