Edward Larsen

Obituary of Edward Larsen

Edward Larsen Sr., aged 92, was called home Monday, April 8, 2024 in Sun City Center, Florida. He was born on July 18, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY.  His parents were Louis and Edna Larsen. 

  Ed proudly served his country from 1948-1952 in the United States Navy.  After his service he returned to New York and began his career as a NYC fireman. He was stationed in both Brooklyn and Staten Island.  In 1953 he met Kathleen Monahan and they wed in 1954. First in Brooklyn and later living in Staten Island they happily raised their family of five.  Ed and Kay celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in October 2023. 

  Ed retired from the fire department after 26 years of service and moved to Sun City in 1992.  Ed loved life and lived his to its fullest playing golf, traveling with family and friends and pursuing his artistic endeavors.

  He was a member of VFW Post #6287 and Ruskin Moose Lodge #813.

  Ed is survived by Kathleen, his wife of 69 years, sons; Edward, William and Joseph and his daughter Michelle Mackauer. He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Edna Larsen, and his son Louis.  He is also survived by his 19 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, as well as numerous family and friends. 

  Dad was our family's North Star and always led by example, in his work ethic, his faith and in his good direction in life.   We will always remember him for his wonderful sense of humor and adventurous nature.   He is greatly missed by all his family and friends. 

  A longtime parishioner of Prince of Peace Catholic Church,  a celebration of life and an interment ceremony will be held later this summer in New York.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Catholic Charities in Ed's name. 

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