Gary F. Larkin, Ph.D.

Gary F. Larkin, Ph.D.

Gary F. Larkin, Ph.D. passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2013. He was born July 16, 1941.

He was a graduate of The Ohio State University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree and his Ph.D. in Microbiology. He began his teaching career at Kent State University in 1968 where he loved teaching Microbiology to his many students until his retirement in 1994. He was an Alumni member of the Kent State Men's Chorus where he sang Baritone for many concerts on campus and traveled out of state on tours for several years.

He was the only son of Eleanor F. and Lawrence Larkin and grew up in Massillon, Ohio. He was a 1959 graduate of Massillon Washington High School.

He is survived by a cousin, Kathleen (Thomas) Martus and was "Uncle Gary" to Matthew (Heather) and Paul (Kate) Martus. He will be missed by his dear friends, Brent and Barbara Bruot, The Sue and Dick Bracken Family and his retiree friends from Kent State.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, March 18th at St. John's Episcopal Church in Cuyahoga Falls with Rev. Deborah Rankin officiating. Inurnment will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church Columbarium. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 North Broad Street, Canfield, OH 44406. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.

(RC 3-15-13)

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