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Schimunek Funeral Home

610 W MacPhail Rd, Bel Air, MD

OBITUARY

Robert William Larsen

October 24, 1939May 16, 2020
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On May 16, 2020 Robert William Larsen passed away, beloved husband of the late Janice "Jan" Larsen; devoted father of Eric Larsen and his wife Jodia, and Jennifer Lowe and her husband Greg; dear brother of Karin Johnson and her husband Tuck, and Mary Ann Hylton; loving grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

A live stream Funeral Service will take place on Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air Facebook Page on Wednesday at 1:30 pm.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Phil Pace

May 21, 2020

I was fortunate to attend a LCGS men's Bible/book study for about a year. Bob was an important part of that group of wise and encouraging guys. Bel Air's LCGS men's table is running a little light now, heaven's LCGS table is a little more crowded.

George & Norma Walgrove

May 21, 2020

Many fond memories of fun times with Bob and Jan thanks to Jodia and Eric who introduced us. We miss them both as we know the whole family will. Prayers and blessings to you all.

Roy Griffith

May 20, 2020

Eric, Jodia, Isaiah, Nathan, Haddassah, Ruth,

On behalf of the entire community at Rockbridge Academy, I'd like to extend my deep condolences at the loss of your dad (& granddad). May the Lord bring comfort during this time of grief and sudden adjustment. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

In Christ!
Mr. Griffith

Thelma and Lowell Repp

May 20, 2020

We were blessed to know Bob as a good friend at church and socially. Lots of great memories. Thanks be to GOD !!

David Bonebreak

May 20, 2020

Eric - I am so sorry for your loss. Your strength in being a father undoubtedly has been strongly influenced by the example your father set. It was an absolute pleasure getting to converse with him at the kids' basketball games - it was a blessing to have such an involved grandfather and he will continue to be a blessing as he watches down and continues to guide from above.

Donna Varady

May 20, 2020

I met mr. Larson in February of 2019 when I became his part time caretaker. At first he wasn't too keen on me because he was very self-reliant and independent however once he realized that I was a pretty good cook , liked EltonJohn and other 70s music , we got along famously. I always treated him with respect and never overstepped my bounds. He loved my blueberry pancakes and bacon and sometimes he would eat all four days worth in just two days! His favorite snacks were oatmeal cookies and peanut butter ripple ice cream. He could probably eat a gallon of that ice cream in one sitting . We had to buy that pretty often. We had many fun trips together. We went to Longwood Gardens in May and he absolutely loved being there as it brought back memories of his trips with his beloved wife Jan. He loved watching the fountains sway to the music. We went back again in September and it was a trip that he spoke of all the time. Last July we took a ride down to Delaware and met up with Karin & Tuck so that they could have an overnight visit. He had so much fun, it was the highlight of his summer. We took trips to Annapolis, Savage Mills, Ellicott City and sometimes just to lunch and a movie on days that were too cold to be out. We roamed the aisles of Barnes & Noble because he loved to look at the authors of books he used to read. He always said I made him laugh and that really made me happy. We always had fun together. I took him to Cheesecake Factory for his 80th birthday celebration and then back to Barnes & Noble to buy the Downton Abbey book that he had admired so often. He enjoyed the pictures that showed all the people that he had known from watching the series with Jan. He was always grateful for the great care that he received and he was happy and content just knowing how much he was loved. I miss him already and I was really blessed to call him my buddy. I know that he and Jen are standing side-by-side in heaven looking down at all of those that they loved.

Rita and Will Wilcox

May 20, 2020

May Bob rest in peace with Jan. We wish the Larsen Family courage, strength and peace as they mourn the loss of their Dad. We have sweet memories of being friends and neighbors of Bob and Jan in Sable Woods and Tollgate Village.

Angela Megna

May 20, 2020

Eric,
I am so very sorry to hear of passing of your dad.

I remembering having the privilege of meeting and talking to Robert after church one Sunday morning. While we were talking you mentioned he lived at Brightview and I recalled that I had seen you both taking a walk one morning. Seeing you guys just walking and talking was such a sweet vision that morning.

You and your family are in my prayers. Sending virtual hugs to all!

Jpyce Busick

May 20, 2020

Bob & Jan were the first couple to befriend me 14 years ago when I first joined LCGS and later Daytimers. Sorry to learn of Bob's passimg but happy when I think of he and Jan togetheragain. Love was always on their faces wherever they were.

Peace and love to all the family.

Karin Johnson

May 20, 2020

Our last real chance to visit with Bob at the farm was the summer of 2019. Donna brought him down to Dagsboro and we met her there to pick him up. He was fairly confused by that time, but we took it easy, went out on the boat and rode around, stopped in Oxford for ice cream which he loved, looked at family photos, had some good laughs. We walked around Berlin, had dinner at the hotel, things that we had done with Jan and he seemed to remember.

Bob and I were close enough in age that we had this wonderful loving, fun, teasing relationship. We had shared so much. I loved his sense of humor, and always knew that even when he was picking on me, he loved me and was proud of me. That meant everything.

A poem I wrote for Mimi:

When I die,
I want to be remembered
Not for how I died, but for how I lived,
Not for the pain I suffered, but for the love I gave,
Not for the lack of clear thinking, but for the impact of clear thought,
Not with sadness because I cease to be,
But with joy because I was.
For my body I take with me,
My life I leave behind.

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Longwood Gardens with Donna

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Four generations

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PSU Nittany Lion

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First hike on the Appalachian Trail

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Biography

On May 16, 2020 Robert William Larsen passed away, beloved husband of the late Janice "Jan" Larsen; devoted father of Eric Larsen and his wife Jodia, and Jennifer Lowe and her husband Greg; dear brother of Karin Johnson and her husband Tuck, and Mary Ann Hylton; loving grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

A live stream Funeral Service will take place on Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air Facebook Page on Wednesday at 1:30 pm.

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