Lawrence (Larry) James Traber

Published 11:12 am Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lawrence (Larry) James Traber, 82, of Palm Bay, Fla. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Born in Gainesville, Ga. to George and Stella Grabinski Traber, he moved to Asheville, N.C. in 1944 where he attended school at St. Joan of Arc and graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School. He attended Duke University, then served in the U.S. Army from 1955 – 1957, before graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in architecture in 1962.

Larry established a successful practice in Asheville, serving clients in North Carolina and Florida through 2014. His innovative contemporary designs have been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest and NC Modernist. Those who knew Larry remember his relentless attention to perfection and dry sense of humor.

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Larry is survived by his loving wife, Elge and son Larry; his daughters Denise and husband Todd Reed; Tiffany and husband Jack Shaw; Christa West and Stephanie Traber; and grandchildren Jackson Shaw, Traber West and Sloane West.

A private service will be held for family members. Condolences to honor him may be made to the L J Traber Memorial Education Fund for his son at .

Submitted by Denise Reed