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Co-founder of Far From Home truck dies

Larry Comroe, who with partner Wade Smith ran the business until July, was 48.

Co-founder of Far From Home truck dies

From their opening in February, Larry Comroe and Wade Smith had a hit with their Far From Home food truck, which they had founded in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

It was a comfort-food bonanza, with great burgers and even better empanadas.

In July, they confounded customers with word that they were shutting down suddenly, saying that they would be consulting and writing a book. Their last day at LOVE Park was July 21.

Now comes sad news via @FarFromHomeCafe's Twitter account that Comroe, 48, died Sept. 1.

His funeral will be Wednesday, as the death notice from today's Inquirer elaborates.

Here is a 2007 piece from New York Mag about his beating cancer and whipping himself into shape.

Michael Klein
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