Laura Anne Pullar (nee Gargan, McDowell) died unexpectedly in Virginia Beach on May 8, 2023 at the age of 45.
Laura Pullar is survived by her mother, Linda Greenspan (Bob), father, David McDowell (Vicky), children: Logan and Margaret and their father, Scott Pullar. She is also survived by her siblings: Kim Gargan, Chris and Andi McDowell, Katie and Mike Cañeda, Mike and Robin Greenspan, Jeff Greenspan, and Kim Jernick. Additionally, she is survived by her nieces and nephew: Amelia and Margot Cañeda and Farrah and Ian Greenspan. She is also survived by her uncle, Joe Murray, as well as many cherished aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Laura Pullar was born on March 20, 1978 in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Excelsior University with her Bachelor of Science and was working towards her MBA at SUNY Empire State College.
Laura will be remembered for her deep love of her children, infectious smile and laugh, enthusiasm for life, fun-loving and adventurous spirit, and unwavering dedication to her family and friends. She was a passionate cheerleader for those she loved, sharing positive energy and inspiration. Laura was a fearless advocate – she fought for and defended the rights of everyone. She will be missed as fiercely as she lived and loved.
A Celebration of Life for Laura Pullar will be held from 5:00pm-8:00pm with a memorial service beginning at 6:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Homes Maestas Chapel (1801 Baltic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451) on Thursday May 11, 2023.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Laura’s name to Branches of Long Island (click here). Or follow this link https://www.brancheslongisland.com/
A memorial service for Laura Pullar will be held in her birth state of New York at a later time and date.
Praying for sweet Laura’s children and family at this sad time. I only worked with her for a couple of weeks, but we connected and l loved hearing about her children Logan and Maggie. I know she will be dearly missed. I’m honored to have known her, if only for a brief moment.
Laura is a bright shining star, lighting up the room and everyone in it with her radiance. Friend to all with the best smile and laugh. Supportive and nurturing. Most of all, she adored and deeply loved her children – Logan and Maggie. She will be missed by all, but will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Cherish those memories of her strength and passion and live every day as she did “without regret.” Prayers and condolences to the family.
Laura was a truly kind soul with a wonderful smile and laugh. Her big heart will be missed by many. My deepest sympathies to all in her family, but especially her children.
I have no words. Truly saddened to hear you are no longer with us…your smile made this world brighter. Your heart loved bigger than most. Until we meet again friend. Much love, many tears, much gratitude that we met this lifetime.
No!! No Laura!. This can’t be. Im devastated. I love you so very much my girl. I will miss you forever. May blessings follow your children with peace and love. There will never be enough to say about you. You were thee most beautiful person and soul i ever had in my life. I love you honey
My deepest sympathies to the children and family of sweet Laura. I worked with her for a short time, but I finally met her when we had the kids come for a day to our work a couple weeks ago. She was touring my son’s group. She was so sweet and always so helpful when I had questions for work stuff. Rest in Peace Laura. Prayers for your sweet family and friends.
I’m so very sorry for the great loss of those closest to Laura. I met her and Logan at a muffins for moms breakfast at Hiawatha Elementary School in Holbrook/Ronkonkoma, NY. Her family was new to the district at the time, and though we were not close friends, there was a deep understanding and connection that we shared as mothers; proud and encouraging of each other and our children from afar. I am crying… there was just something about her beautiful energy that was palpable to one’s spirit; a warmth, a light…and I am deeply sorry that she has left this life so soon. …I am really just an acquaintance ,but have been so sincerely touched by her presence. My most sincere love to you Logan, and Margaret, as well as all of the many dear friends and family whom she has predeceased. My prayers that you may come to find comfort and
peace in your hearts…upon the loss of such a beautiful woman, mother, and vibrant soul, forever more…
Laura, you brightened a room whenever you were there. Your light and warmth will always be remembered.
Laura you will be missed! I enjoyed working with you– condolences to your family and may you all find peace and strength during your time of loss. My prayers go out to you all.
To Laura’s children:
I worked with your mother. I only spoke with her a few times but enjoyed her company very much. She was sweet and intelligent; a beautiful person. Honor her by knowing she is with you always, in your hearts. May God provide peace in your hearts and minds now and all your life.