Larry “Hoe” Rajkumar was born on October
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26, 1974, to Arjoon Henry Rajkumar and Madeline
Ramjewansingh (both deceased). He was born in
the southern city of San Fernando, Trinidad, West
Indies, and raised in the town of Siparia. Larry is
survived by his siblings, Joseph, Khadine, and Brent
Rajkumar and Ravi Narine. He was the uncle of
Joseph Jr., and Jonathan Rajkumar, Samantha Ali,
and Kyle and Karina Rajkumar, cousin of Ricardo
Abraham, Rudradave Sharma, and Stephen Francis,
and brother-in-law of Diane and Debra Rajkumar.
Larry attended kindergarten and elementary schools
in Trinidad until he was 8 years old before he migrated
to the United States of America, where he became a
U.S. citizen and resided and attended schools until he
graduated high school. Larry lived in Queens, New York, with his mother, Madeline,
and his maternal grandparents, Ruth and Harry Ramjewansingh. His mom and her
parents fondly called him “Duddle”.
Through the years from teenager into adulthood, Larry developed and maintained a
jolly, fun-filled, and carefree spirit toward everyone he encountered during his journey
in life. He always displayed respect to people and their feelings, extending a helping
hand and showing love, kindness, compassion, and hospitality, even while performing
for and entertaining his friends and family, whom he adopted, and to those who were
biologically related to him.
If I had to choose two songs that would give a description of the kind of guy he was,
they would be, Buju Banton’s “D Girls Dem Sugar” and Kenny Rogers’ “To All the
Girls I’ve Loved Before”. He loved in a unique and special way, even though he was
“Larry Hoe”. He earned the name, “Hoe”, which was given to him by his late mother,
Madeline, due to the “line-up” of women he had throughout his lifetime. You name it,
he’s done it!
Larry was into cars and drag racing sports for pleasure and fun. He loved traveling and
the beach, all with a passion. He loved music, and his signature phrase was, “I Love
My Life”. He loved foods of all kinds and from all different nationalities. Once it has
taste and flavor, he was in it. He became a barber by choice and marveled at it, which
served him extremely well, due to his friendly and fun personality, while providing a
necessary service with a smile, passion, and pride for what he did. He earned his living
honestly by what he did and had fun while he did it, all the way, every day.
Larry lived with and cared for his grandparents, Harry and Ruth Ramjewansingh,
until they departed this life, Harry in February of 2009, and Ruth in October of 2019.
He was married to Sunita Natalie Ramanan in July of 2015, and although Larry had no
children of his own, he loved and adored children.
Larry lived a full life, always doing what he loved and sharing his time with those most
precious to him. He was a really happy person in many ways, and like everybody else,
he had his issues and challenges but always managed to find a way to make things
better at the end of the day. He was a friend, a listening ear, a shoulder to lean on, the
one who would always be willing to accept blame or take the fall to save his friends or
loved ones, and most of all, he was sincere about what he did, when he did it.
There is so much more we could go on to say to commemorate his memory, but we need
not say it all, because he lives on in our hearts and memories in one way or another, in
a unique and positive way. Larry would celebrate with us if he could today by eating,
drinking, and being merry, so let us cheer on and celebrate his life today and every day.