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73, of North Versailles, PA, formerly of Plainfield, IL, died Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Redstone Highlands Skilled Nursing Facility in Greensburg, PA. He was born May 5, 1939 in Peoria, IL, a son of Velma Mae Kneer Larson of Weslaco, TX and the late Robert Victor Larson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Lou Nafziger Larson. John was a retired Nuclear Engineer for Westinghouse. He attended schools in Morton, IL and graduated from the University of Illinois. He was a member of numerous peace and civil rights organizations and was an active member of St. John's, Lockport, IL and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in McKeesport, PA. His involvement with PFLAG and the Episcopal Church formed the center of his life in his later years. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sons, James (Karen) Larson and Michael Larson; daughter, Stephanie Larson (Chris) Graham; seven grandchildren; sisters, Martha (Paul) Rogers, Valerie Larson, Roberta Larson and two nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 12:00 noon in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 220 Eighth Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 with Rev. David L. Kinsey as celebrant. Inurnment will follow in St. Stephen's Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 312 East 11th Street, Lockport, IL 60441 and/or PFLAG Council of Northern Illinois (where a scholarship fund is being established), P.O. Box 734, Elmhurst, IL 60126 and/or St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 220 Eighth Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. Arrangements entrusted to the JAYCOX -JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2703 O'Neil Boulevard, McKeesport, PA 15132.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Jan. 30, 2013
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