CBS Sports To Stream Larry LaFave Memorial Service Live on Friday at 10 a.m. ET
The memorial service on Friday morning in New York City for Lawrence Edward LaFave, known as Larry, Lar, or “L-Squared” to his many friends and colleagues at CBS Sports and beyond, will be streamed live on YouTube. LaFave passed away Monday June 13 at the age of 65.
If you are interested in watching the stream, click on this link. For those who can make it in person, the service will be held at The Paley Center for Media on Friday June 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. The Paley Center is located at 25 West 52nd St. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Larry’s name to the SVG Fund. Donations can be made through the SVG website, and there is a button to donate in Larry’s memory: http://sportsbroadcastingfund.
LaFave is survived by his wife, Deborah, and son, Connor. Known in the broadcasting industry primarily as an accomplished engineer, he most recently worked for CBS Sports, which he joined in October 2013 as VP, remote operations and engineering. He was the lead engineer for all of CBS Sports’ big events, including Super Bowl 50, Thursday Night Football, The Masters, PGA Championship, and NCAA Basketball Tournament.
LaFave was known to family, friends, and colleagues as a professional who was always concerned about those around him and their well-being. He had a manner that put people at ease and gave them encouragement regardless of the circumstances.
CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus notes that LaFave was a key member of the CBS Sports team and that, although he was incredibly talented with respect to his professional duties, his generous nature and kindness are what McManus will remember most.
“Always with a smile, never with a cross word, he treated everyone from the top executives to the runners exactly the same: with a friendly hello, a warm smile, and a quiet respect,” says McManus. “Larry embodied everything that is good about CBS Sports, was as loyal a friend as you could possibly have, and will be missed so much by all of us.”
Prior to working for CBS, LaFave assisted with the startup of the Pac-12 Network, joining it in October 2011. He worked with the network in San Francisco and also worked on the remotes at the universities across the conference.