Lawrence R. Mustard, 66, of Marlborough

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Obit-Flag_USE-THIS-ONE4Marlborough – Lawrence R. “Larry” Mustard, 66, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2014 after a long period of failing health. He was the husband of Donna (Spury) Mustard.

He was born in Springfield, Ohio, the son of the late Wilbur and Hazel (Estep) Mustard, and lived in Marlborough for the past 42 years.

Larry was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, achieving the rank of sergeant in the Green Beret Special Forces. After the war, he worked as a sales representative for Federated Automotive and was an ASE certified automotive trainer. He was very involved with the automotive departments at many of the local vocational schools.

Larry was an avid sports fan, especially college sports and NASCAR. His greatest joy in life was his family, though, particularly attending his kids sporting events, never missing a high school game.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Nicolas Mustard of Marlborough and Christopher Mustard and his wife Mary of Waltham, and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m., in the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be held Friday, Nov. 14, from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Dana Faber Cancer Center, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.