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Peter C. Larson
Peter Christian Pete Larson, of Macungie, died February 19, 2013, at the Phoebe Home in Allentown, after a long battle with Parkinsons disease. Pete was born in Johnstown, PA on July 1, 1931, the son of the late Hugo and Esthena (Randolph) Larson. He graduated from Penn State University in 1953 and joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He worked in the asphalt industry for Frank B. Saylor Company, Lake Asphalt, and the Sun Company, from where he retired. Following retirement, he and his wife, Carole, owned the Wild Bird Center at the Village West Shopping Center, Allentown for many years. He had been a long-time member of the Saucon Valley Country Club, where he enjoyed his golf. Survivors: He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Carole; his sons, Jon of Emmaus and Jess and his wife, Sandra, of Phoenixville; his former wife, Jane Saylor Larson, of Las Cruces, NM; stepsons, Bruce McKiel of Allentown and Colin McKiel and his wife, Lesley, of Bridgeton, North Carolina; stepgrandchildren, Whitney Wagner and her husband, Bret, and Adam Paul McKiel; two step-great-grandchildren, Taylor Lynn and Caden Jace Wagner; his brother, Paul and his wife, Betty; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Hugo Larson; and sister, Nell Joanne Telleen. Services: 11:30 a.m., Friday, February 22 at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown. Viewing for friends and family from 10 to 11:30 followed by the service at the funeral home. Directions at www.eliasfuneralhome.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution to an animal rescue organization of your choice.
Published in Morning Call on Feb. 21, 2013
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