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Gaylord Ross Larsen

October 18, 1938 ~ January 31, 2019 (age 80)

Gaylord Ross Larsen, age 80, of Sewickley, formerly of Pocono Manor, PA and Jackson, MN, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 31, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in Jackson, MN on October 18, 1938 to the late Sydney M. and Bernice (Seger) Larsen. He married, his high school sweetheart on May 27, 1961, Ruth Ann (Waswo) Larsen. They had three wonderful children Douglas Larsen (Katie) of Sewickley, Molly Larsen Carpenter (Bill) of Croton-on-Hudson, NY and Christopher A. Larsen (Bethany) of Peekskill, and five cherished grandchildren Abby, Riley and Sydney Larsen, Lucy and Elly Carpenter. Gaylord was retired as Manager of Harvest States Cooperative Transportation. He was a 1956 graduate of Jackson MN High School, attended Dunwoody Institute and the University of Minnesota. He had a passion for golf, biking, cross country skiing, and relished time at the beach in the company of family. He was also a skilled wood worker and constructed furniture and did extensive home renovations. He was involved in numerous mission trips with youth groups with the Valley Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and deacon. He also loved sports, following the Minnesota Vikings and University of Minnesota Gophers, as well as attending many of his grandchildren’s sporting events, from basketball, to tennis and lacrosse, regardless of where they were held. His life touched many people and he will be greatly missed. Please join us as we celebrate his life on Saturday at 10:30 AM at Sewickley Presbyterian Church, 414 Grant St., Sewickley, PA 15143. Rev. Kevin Long, officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his name to his church. Arrangements by Copeland’s.


Donations may be made to:

The Sewickley Presbyterian Church
414 Grant St., Sewickley PA 15143


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