Lawrence Bimber

Obituary of Lawrence J. Bimber

Lawrence J. "Larry" Bimber, 73, of 120 Merlin Avenue, died Friday August 18, 2023, in his home, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born October 23, 1949, in Jamestown, a son of the late Laverne and Betty Wallace Bimber. He was a 1967 graduate of Jamestown High School. He was a Vietnam War veteran of the US Navy serving from 1968-72. Prior to his retirement in 2002, he was employed by the Jamestown Police Department starting in 1975. In 1986 he was promoted to detective. He was a member of the Herman Kent Post 777 American Legion where he served as commander for 5 years and was on the executive board for 11 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He enjoyed hunting and lighting up a room with his laughter and kindness. Surviving is his wife Belinda Simmons Bimber, whom he married August 22, 1987; three children Samantha Gould, Cheryl Scoma, and Larry Bimber, Jr; four grandchildren Aiden, Maddox and Deacon Gould and Dominic Scoma and three brothers Charlie Bimber of Sugar Grove, Dene (Renee) Bimber of Arizona and David Bimber of Rochester, NY; Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Cynthia Woodfiled. In keeping with Larry's wishes, no funeral service or visitation will be observed. Memorials may be made to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750. You may leave words of condolence at
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