Howard Larkin Goshorn Jr.
September 8, 1944 – September 17, 2021
H.Larkin Goshorn, Jr. passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his parents Howard L. and Ida Morgan Goshorn.
Larkin was born in Norfolk, VA on September 8, 1944 to a loving extended family. He attended Holy Trinity Catholic school and graduated from Maury High School. He also was graduated from Old Dominion University where he met his wife, Rebecca Meekins Goshorn. After he served in the Navy and Army National Guard, he was employed by Virginia National Bank and various mortgage banking firms in Dallas TX and Charlotte, NC. After the bottom feel out of the mortgage market, he returned to ODU to earn his MBA. Upon graduation, he joined Virginia Housing Development Authority where he rose to Director of Multi-Family Development from which he retired in 2001. Always a man of few words, he spent his retirement years riding his bike, working on scale models, reading about aircraft, WWII, cookbooks, cooking and caring for his family and faithful lab, Berret.
Larkin is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rebecca M. Goshorn, a daughter Anne L. Goshorn, son in-law Peter Kaltenbach and their children, Claire and Dean and his son John M. Goshorn who has helped take care of him throughout his retirement, all of whom he truly loved. Being an only child, Larkin became extremely close to Becky’s sister, Alice M. Smith, her husband, Stephen L. Smith and their children, Lee and Mary, all of whom survive him.
A visitation will take place on Friday, September 24, at Woody’s Funeral Home on Parham Road from 4 to 6. At Larkin’s request there will be no service and the burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Henrico Christmas Mother at henricochristmasmother.org or P.O. Box 70338, Henrico, VA 23255-0338.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Howard Larkin Goshorn Jr.
September 26, 2021
I was so sorry to hear of Larkin's death. He was a wonderful co-worker and friend to me for many years at VHDA. We shared so many good times together and will be greatly missed by his friends who had the pleasure of his company. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
September 22, 2021
I was sorry to hear of Larkin's death today. I have wonderful memories of working with him at VHDA many years ago and enjoyed his sense of humor and his knowledge of the mortgage industry as well as his friendship. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones and the period of time we worked together. He was one of those co-workers you could always count on as a friend as well.