LarryMania: Living on in his Girls

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of my son-in-law, Larry Thomas Csonka.  Larry leaves behind his loving wife, Christi and their two beautiful daughters Hana & Aleksandra (Aleks).  Although Larry has been dealing with some health issues his death has come as an unexpected and devastating loss to his family and the internet wrestling community.

Larry has been writing & reviewing wrestling for more years than I can remember. Christi has shared with me how Larry's fascination with wrestling began and was so passionate. As a boy he gained a love for wrestling from his grandmother when she moved in with his family when she grew gravely ill. Despite the breathing tubes and hospital bed, she came alive when watching wrestling and shared her knowledge of it with Larry that, I think, helped him find the positive in the situation when things around you seem bleak.

Larry  started out writing as an unpaid contributor and worked tirelessly to become a paid writer. His love of wrestling made this the perfect job for him. By staying home and writing online for 411mania  he not only was able to financially help support his family ; but also be the caregiver to each of his baby girls. I must  tell you that I'm not a follower of wrestling but everything I know, I learned from Larry!  And it seems from all I've been reading on 411mania , I've learned from one of the best!

411mania Remembering Larry Csonka 


I mentioned before that Larry had health issues, he had heart problems, he was a diabetic & lost several toes.  However his most difficult challenge came in January 2019 when he had an accident, injured his left leg which became infected and resulted in the amputation of his leg.  Despite a prolonged hospital stay, followed by time in rehabilitation and therapy, he persevered. Larry worked just as tirelessly as he did in his writing to go from wheelchair - to - walker - to - prosthetic leg (Robot leg as Aleks liked to call it) with her cheering him all the way.  He also returned to writing but he could no longer do the arduous schedule  he maintained before due to limitations stemming from the amputation.  But he did gain more time with his family.  

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Financially, the past 18 months has been extremely difficult with Larry's medical bills coupled with his inability to maintain his previous writing schedule.  Bills still need to be paid.  In addition to being a full-time teacher, Christi works part-time on weekends,  attempting to make ends meet and do all she can for her girls; but my main concern is for the future education cost for Hana and Aleks!    If you would like to honor Larry Csonka, please consider giving to Hana & Aleks.  Help Larry finish giving his daughters the bright start he worked so passionately for!

Give the Csonka girls a leg up for Larry!

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Eileen Simmons 
Organizer
Clover, SC
Christi Csonka 
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