Jan. 12, 2008
DR. LAWRENCE P. NANTISTA, 59, of OCEANPORT, died Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Long Branch. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Paramus in 1950 and settled in the shore area in1972. He attended Monmouth University, West Long Branch from 1966 to 1968, and graduated Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa in 1972. In 1972, Dr. Nantista became proprietor of Monmouth Chiropractic Consultants, West Long Branch, moving the business to Eatontown in 1986 and retiring in 1993. He was a member of the New Jersey Chiropractic Association.
He is survived by his son, Christopher J. Nantista of Columbus, Ohio; daughters, Tara and husband, Ryan Moore of Westfield and Lauren Nantista of Edgewood, Ky.; sister, Estelle Walter of Paramus; parents, Joseph and Marion Nantista of Paramus; and two close friends, Jacqueline Weinstein and David Kobaladze.
Doug Landau (1966)Larry was the Treasurer of the student government in our senior year. ...and quite handsome! When Collette Diaute was selected as Miss Teenage America they asked me to step aside as her escort - as S.C. Government prez...because the media demanded a more suitable escort...Larry stepped in and did us all proud.
He met his professional goal...he wanted to be a chiropractor when I didn't even know what that was....
He was a great guy to work with and seemed to take it all in stride.....he had it all going on...I'm sure he made his corner of Monmouth County a little brighter