John Edward Lardin
August 6, 1942 – April 9, 2021
John Edward Lardin Ft. Myers, FL - August 6, 1942 - passed away in Ft. Myers, Florida April 9, 2021; age 78; husband of Judy Hoch Lardin for 58 years; father of John Walter (David Curtiss), Michael (Beverly), Larry (Kimberly) and Brian (Gina). John was the son of the late Walter and Margaret Lardin. Loving grandfather to Brandon, Kristian, Steven, Adam, Isabella, Christine, Dante, Jacob and Alyssa Lardin; step grandfather to Corey, Andy, John, Emily and Tony Curtiss; great grandfather to seven; brother of Mary Lardin Sobczak; brother-in-law to Janet Hoch Lauer; survived by many nieces and nephews. John considered his best friend, Nick Angelosanto, his little brother.
John attended St. Frances DeSales, graduating in 1960. John served on the 50th and 60th reunion committee which he enjoyed connecting with the many graduates of his class. John proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1960-1964. John retired from the Detroit Free Press after 32 years of service in 1995. John worked for Northwest Airlines, now Delta Airlines for 10 years and retired in 2005. John was a member of the TRI-V group which he enjoyed and made many great friends. After retirement John enjoyed many golf rounds with friends. His mantra was "Never Give Up". John fought cancer for more than five years.
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