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November 12, 1926 - October 20, 2015
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Paul R. Larson, age 88, a lifelong resident of West Scranton, died Tuesday at home. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Irene Hokeson Larson, on September 15, 2002.
Born on November 12, 1926, son of the late Oscar and Mary Knight Larson, Paul was educated at West Scranton High School before proudly serving his country in the United States Army during WWII. Honorably discharged in 1946, he earned the Good Conduct and Army Occupation Medals; and the World War II Victory, Asiatic-Pacific Theater and Philippine Liberation Ribbons for his service. Prior to his retirement in 1992 from Fowler Floor and Wall Coverings’ retail department, Paul worked for several companies, with his longest tenure at Armstrong Cork Company.
Of Roman Catholic faith, he was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Church Parish in West Scranton, and a former member of the church’s Holy Name Society. He also belonged to St. Patrick’s Bowling League. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Paul Larson of Santa Monica, CA., and Martin Larson and wife Jan of Neenah, WI., Jane McHugh and husband Frank of Scranton; three sisters, Audrey Gallagher, Arlene Walsh and Mildred Larson, all of Scranton; seven grandchildren, Cara, Eric and Chris Larson, Dr. Colin, Margie, Kerry and Kevan McHugh; and many nices and nephews.
An infant son, Gary Michael Larson; and a brother, Peter Farrell, also preceded him in death.
His family would like to thank Dr. Peter Cognetti and his entire office staff for treating Paul with such care and kindness throughout the years as a patient.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Saturday at 10:30AM from the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, with an 11:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson Street in West Scranton. Interment with full military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Saturdat between 9:30-1030AM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida, 32256.