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Charles J. "Chuck" Larson Sr.

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Charles J. "Chuck" Larson Sr. Obituary
Charles "Chuck" J. Larson, Sr. 82, of Oro Valley, AZ, formerly of Sunnyvale, CA and Grass Valley, CA went to heaven on April 9, 2013 surrounded by family. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 22, 1931. He was preceded in death by his parents, Meta Anderson and William Larson Sr. and brother, William Larson Jr. A Coast Guard Veteran, Charles graduated in 1961 from Santa Clara University with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He was married to Elizabeth (Betty) Essner Larson in 1951, and over their 61 years of marriage, he worked at Varian, Lawrence Livermore Lab, Plasma Kinetics and EBT in the Bay Area. He retired to Grass Valley, CA and Oro Valley, AZ in 2004. Although he was a husband, dad, uncle, brother, coach, friend, his favorite title was "Poppy," the name given to him by his 11 grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Cathy Cattaneo (Andy), Charles Larson Jr. (Patrice), William Larson (Patti) and Teri Pierce (Lawrence); adored and missed by his grandchildren, Elizabeth Cattaneo, Meg and Steven Larson, Ashley (Ulm), Victoria, Chelsea and Tyler Larson, Lauren, CJ, Zack and Billy Pierce. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation or Casa Le Luz Hospice. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel.
Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Apr. 12, 2013
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