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Larnie Layman Law, 80, of Waldorf died Feb. 10, 2013, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family.

He was born in 1932 in Draper, N.C., and lived most of his youth in Cascade, Va. He had resided in Maryland since 1952. In 1953, he married Helen M. (Hill) Law of St. Mary’s County. He is also survived by Ronald and Peggy Law, Steven Law and Susan Wolfe, Daniel Law and Gina Palladino, Mike and Patricia (Law) Grasso and Douglas Law and Natasha Sharpe; grandchildren, Chris, Erin, Stephanie, Ashlee, Brandon, Amy, Mark, Kristen, Cindy and Cara; great-grandchildren, Grace, Hannah, Mya and Alanna; and siblings, Jane (Law) Duckett, Troy Law and Nina (Law) Pendleton. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Gary Keith Law; his parents, Worthie Pannel Law and Ruth Washington (Johnston) Law; and siblings, Marshall Law, Russell Law, Wash Law, Lillie (Law) Barnard, Kermit Law, Curtis Law, Ruth (Law) Setliff, George Law and Hazel (Law) Kirks.

He was known by his family by the nicknames “Dooke” and “Gang Gang.”

He served honorably in the Navy during the Korean War and retired after a long career at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.

He was actively involved in VFW Post 8810 in Waldorf, where he had served in many capacities, including post commander.

In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends and vegetable gardening, woodworking, fishing and watching sports.

The family received friends Feb. 14 at Huntt Funeral Home in Waldorf. A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 15 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Waldorf, followed by interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County.