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“I knew Gary while in grad school ARLmQat OSU ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: helmut g kramer md - punta gorda, FL

“"Doc" Larkin was a tremendous teacher and friend, and his courses in microbiology and immunology were among the most memorable of my college career,...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Dan Speece - Mount Airy, MD

“So thankful for all the great memories and pictures we have, but the void will never be filled. Our last words to each other were "love you" and I...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Kerri, Brian "big and ugly", Nicholas and Brenna Leon

“You were such an important part of our family. You were family, and we all loved G (Uncle G). We will miss you so much. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Sue Bracken - Massillon, OH

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

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

He was a graduate of 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.