Lawrence (Larry) James Traber

Published 11:50 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Lawrence (Larry) James Traber, 82, of Palm Bay, Fla. passed away peacefully while surrounded by family, 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. He was truly grateful for all of those with whom he had the opportunity to work over the years. His innovative contemporary designs have been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest and NC Modernist. Those who knew Larry will remember his relentless attention to detail, dry sense of humor, and contagious laughter that could fill a room.

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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 may be made to the Family of Lawrence Traber, 1260 Emerson Drive, NE Palm Bay, FL 32907.