October 14, 1927 – April 2, 2013
EASTHAM – Ed Larson passed away peacefully at Pleasant Bay Nursing Home in Brewster on Tuesday April 2nd. He is survived by his sister Ruth Cummings, his brother Frank Larson, his sister-in-law Beverly Larson all of Eastham, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Doris Youngholm. He was born in Quincy, and graduated from Quincy High School in 1945. He served in the Army Occupation Forces in Japan during World War II. He earned both a bachelors degree and a masters degree in Mathematics at M.I.T. He was employed for many years by Mitre Corporation, and worked on Missile Guidance Systems. He enjoyed music, and sang with a Barber Shop Group and with The Provincetown Coral Society. He was an active member of the Orleans Rhododendron Society, the Wellfleet Garden Club and the Eastham Council on Aging. He enjoyed sailing, mountain climbing and hiking. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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January 29, 2014
I'm so sorry to learn of Ed's death. Our mutual classmate and friend, Ken Johnson (Az)just heard of this and let me know. As keeper of the records of the Class of 1945, Quincy High School, I send condolences on behalf of all who knew and admired Ed for his knowledge and friendship. Olive Helgren Shattuck
January 27, 2014
I remember Eddy. You see, we were classmates from grammar school through high school. While in the sixth grade, Ed made a presentation during assembly on the subject "The Importance of Mathematics". It was a solo performance and he didn't read from notes. In Jr.H.S. Eddie used a personal handbook of tables to quickly solve problems while the rest of us struggled with the math. In high school, he graduated in the top 1% of a class consisting of 360. (I was #180). He attended our 60th high school reunion in 2005 and sat at our table.
Yes, Eddie was brilliant!
You have lost a great Uncle, others have lost a great friend, and I have lost another life long classmate. I hate to see him go!
Sorry about the late response but I didn't know
Ken in Scottsdale,AZ
May 1, 2013
Uncle Ed was kind, brilliant, funny and generous. He suffered gladly the many visits of the many nieces and nephews and their various animals. He loved his Curley-cat in his quirky way. He loved his family, his music, his rhododendrons and trees. He was an avid reader of abstruse mathematical texts and biographies and nonfiction adventures and travel. We loved him and we'll miss him. Betsy Anne
April 6, 2013
Our friend Ed will be deeply missed. We enjoyed many fine adventures with Ed -- sailing, bicycling, swimming in the Atlantic. My husband Greg and Ed shared some very memorable times backpacking in the mountain wilderness of Olympic National Park. Laughing, singing, hiking and enjoying life -- that is how we will always remember Ed. His friendship was a gift to both of us. May he rest in peace. - With sympathy, Greg and Marge Wilson ~ Seattle, WA
The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home
April 3, 2013
We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.