Manatee County teacher, 59, dies of COVID-19

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Larry Conlon Death:- Obituary, 

Larry Conlon a Bayshore high school teacher, 59, has reportedly died of the deadly virus COVID-19. This happened last Friday in the morning.


Larry Conlon worked as a teacher at Manatee School for the Arts and Johnson K-8 School of International Studies previously before engaging a job at Bayshore High School, Mike Barber school spokesman confirmed.

Colon had the virus on the first day of school in Manatee. He met his new student once and never returned due to quarantine that later led to his death.

Bayshore High Principal Wendell Butler Jr. said in an email sent to the staff; “We will miss Larry, his glowing smile, and optimism for being a part of our family and helping change the lives of students for the better.”


The 59-year-old was married to his wife Karen about 15 years ago. They have no children together.

The couple moved from Michigan to Florida about 20 years ago. Once Larry became a teacher, he dedicated himself to his new career.

Karen said, her husband had not been vaccinated for COVID-19, but there were making arrangement for that to happened before death took him. “He was a kind thoughtful person, always had a smile on his face, always looked out for everyone,” she added. “That’s just him.”