In Memory Of Larry Ashmore 1952-2020
On Saturday, December 19, 2020, Dr. Larry E. Ashmore passed away at the age of 68 after a 12 year battle with cancer. After learning about LLN from his physical therapist, Larry joined our board and served as our treasurer for many years and also did LLN’s non-profit IRS filings.
Larry was our LLN Volunteer of the Year in 2015. We noted then: “”Every year at this time, we recognize one of our own who has shown exceptional service to the LLN. The person we recognize this year has served as the LLN treasurer for several years. After his cancer surgery, he developed lymphedema in his arm from an infected port for chemo delivery. His positive attitude and happy smile has seen him through two reoccurrences.
Larry was born in 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia and was married with three daughters. He spent much of his working career at SunTrust Bank as an internal auditor. While working there, Larry attended Nova Southeastern University, where he earned a Doctorate in Business Administration. He was licensed in Georgia as a CPA, and as an accomplished business leader, he followed his dream to become a professor, and taught for the Masters of Accounting program at Georgia State University and was also a member of the Advisory Council of the University’s School of Accountancy. During his career at GSU, Larry had the opportunity to lead a group of students to the Annual Georgia Internal Audit Case Competition, where his team went on to win the event. He additionally worked part-time with the public accounting firm, Kilpatrick, Rea and Associates in delivering assurance and tax services. Larry retired from SunTrust Banks, Inc. in 2012, after 25 years, serving the last several years as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Audit Services. His earlier professional career included the firms Ernst & Young and KPMG.
Board member Deb Cozzone added this note: “Larry revolutionized the way we were banking, by separating funds into separate accounts that more closely aligned with our initiatives. He almost single-handedly managed the audit of our 2014 financials, which was very detailed and time-consuming. He was a professional, offering excellent advice for improvement in our financial practices and processes. He was forever patient with me as he provided me more responsibilities for the payment of BAG Fund invoices through the electronic banking system. He always had a smile on his face and he was an intelligent, compassionate, loving and kind man. He always found time for a kind word and thoughtful questions for our volunteers at the LLN conference. His lust for life (whether riding his motorcycle, loving his family or serving others), his faith and his strength in the face of adversity will leave a legacy for all who knew him.”
The LLN Board members will deeply miss Larry – he helped us make a difference helping others.