Lawrence Joseph Fabian
City Planner, 1945 – 2020
Lawrence (Larry) Joseph Fabian of Roscoe, New York, passed away on February 21, 2020 at the age of 74. Born in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of Henry and Julia (Dulski) Fabian. Larry was the brother of the late Geraldine Pofok, and father of Mitra Fabian, Niora Fabian, and Matthew Fabian.
He graduated valedictorian from Parma High School in Parma, OH, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College in 1967. Larry earned a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
As a young graduate, he joined the Peace Corps and was sent to serve in Iran. There, Larry made life-long friends, and met his former wife, Shemiram Fabian. After welcoming their first child into the world, the family returned to the United States, and Larry began his career in transit and urban planning. An employee at Cambridge Systematics for over 12 years, he also founded Trans.21, publishing newsletters, consulting, and speaking at industry conferences as an expert in his field.
Larry was a devoted member of the Baha’i faith, and loved reading, travel, meeting new people, and languages. He will be missed by many. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service in Dorchester, MA, on Saturday May 30th. Please reach out to the family for details. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry’s memory to the Tarbiat Foundation in the Dominican Republic, where Larry spent many hours volunteering. Either by check to Fundación Tarbiat, sent certified mail to Calle Caonabo# 91, San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic, or GoFundMe: gf.me/u/xqkxt3
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