Robert D. Larson 1934-2021

CORTLAND — Robert D. Larson, 86, of Cortland, died peacefully early Friday morning, May 14, 2021, at home with his family by his side.

He was born July 11, 1934, in Warren, a son of the late William and Mary Carnsew Larson.

Bob was a 1952 graduate of Leavittsburg High School. He then went on to Youngstown State University, where he achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.

He was employed with Peerless Electric and H.K. Porter for several years, before starting his own company, Servo Mark, retiring in December 2002.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He married the former Janet Gray on Dec. 12, 1959, and they shared 61 years of marriage and many happy memories together. She survives him.

Bob enjoyed boating, biking, camping, fishing and skiing. He was also a longtime avid golfer. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, all who meant so very much to him.

Besides his beloved wife, Bob is survived by two children: Lisa Rae Larson of Grove City, Ohio, and Christopher A. (Irma Karsten) Larson of Powell. He also leaves behind a brother, Donald (Nancy) Larson, of Hamburg, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Sophia, Jayden and Liv.

Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, William Larson; and two sisters, Delores Panyko and Donna Rae Redman.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren, with the Rev. Joan Purnell officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to services from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mask-wearing and social-distancing protocols are still in effect.

In lieu of flowers, material contributions can be made to the Cortland United Methodist Church, 155 N. High St., Cortland, OH 44410 or the Alzheimer’s Network, 4214 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512, (www.youngstownfoundation.org), in Bob’s memory.

The Larson family would like to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staffs at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, the Howland Rescue Squad, Patriot Health Care, Traditions Health Hospice, and Drs. Keith Black and Robert Bisel, for all of the kind, compassionate care they gave to Bob.

This obituary may be viewed and condolences can be sent by visiting www.carlwhall.com.

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