Larry LeDoyen Sr., the owner of an air conditioning and heating business who became an advocate for independent utility contractors, died of dementia July 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of Towson. He was 79 and lived in Lutherville.
Born in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of Calvin and Shirley LeDoyen. He was raised on Bon Air Road in Towson, and was a 1957 graduate of Towson High School.
He met his future wife, Janet Loewy, while he was a student at the school. They married in 1961.
After high school he joined his father in a business, Northeastern Heating and Air Conditioning, that operated from the family home’s basement. The business later moved to the Clipper Mill...