“Larry (Zhaofang) Guo was returning from a 3 week vacation in China when the plane crashed and took his life. He was in China visiting his parents, sister and nephew. He was very excited about this trip as he would be in China for Chinese New Year for the first time in about 20 years. Before he left, Larry reminisced about the wonderful New Year’s celebrations and fireworks of his childhood that he couldn’t wait to take part in again.
Larry was 53 years old and an employee at Buffalo Stamping Plant since the mid 90’s. He is leaving behind his wife, Ping and his 15 year old son, Kevin. Larry was a very kind, caring and generous person who was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He was a devoted husband, proud father and a proud American. Larry came to the US more than 20 years ago with his wife and only $40 dollars in his pocket. From there he went on to receive his masters degree in Electrical Engineering in Louisiana. He also lived in New Jersey before settling in Western New York. He loved Buffalo and especially Williamsville where he and his family resided.
Simply put, people just loved Larry. He was such a kind person, so patient with everyone. No matter how many times me or anyone else asked him the same questions, he never minded. When I think of him, the word that most comes to mind is “genuine”. He truly cared about people and would do whatever he could to help out. I could tell that he was so happy with his life and proud of his family by the way he spoke. It makes me so sad to think of his horrible tragedy that took him away from this earth so early.”
Cheryl Fronczak – Co-worker of Larry Guo