LARKIN ROBERT CHARLES LARKIN Robert Charles Larkin, age 51, of Silver Spring, MD, known as "Bob" to his friends and colleagues, and "Bobby" to his parents and siblings, passed away unexpectedly and tragically on Monday, July 27, 2009. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 2, 1958, he was the son of Robert Larkin and Dolores Larkin and grew up in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, graduating from Gateway High School in 1976 when he received a full four-year football scholarship to the University of Maryland. Graduating from UMD in 1981, he made Maryland his home until his untimely death. In his professional life, Bob defined the term "entrepreneur" with a fruitful career in land acquisition and real estate development in the greater Washington region affiliated with national development firms as well as forming his own company. In his personal life he had a passion for traveling and sports, was an avid Steelers fan and Terps supporter, a Texas Hold-Em devotee and a cigar aficionado. A born leader, he was a respected and well-liked member of the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA) where he threw himself into leadership roles with great gusto, equally comfortable playing Superman in membership contests as applying his accounting skills to the serious role of Treasurer, and regularly brought his quick wit and repartee to the Association Board meetings. He will be truly missed by all. Bobby is adored and survived by his only son, Ian and his beloved wife, Raquel. In addition to his surviving parents, Robert and Dolores Larkin, are his sister Linda Benyo and her husband Chris of Greenville,SC; his sister Kathy Henderson of Murrysville, PA; his sister Debbie Larkin of NY, NY; his brother David Larkin and his wife Karen of Greensburg, PA; his brother Greg Larkin and his wife Adrienne of Cranberry, PA and his sister Tracy Lippert and her husband Rob of Columbia, SC. He is also survived by twelve nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at PUMPHREY''''S BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE FUNERAL HOME, 7557 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD on Thursday, July 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, July 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Pumphrey''s Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home on Saturday, August 1 at 1p.m. Please view and sign the family guest book at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com
Please view and sign the family guest book at www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com
Published by The Washington Post from Jul. 30 to Jul. 31, 2009.