RONALD DALE LARSON
Adored husband, father, and grandfather, Ronald Dale Larson passed away peacefully on September 5, 2021 after living a rich and fulfilling life. He was born June 1, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois and was a graduate of Knox College and Northwestern University School of Law. Ron served in the U.S. Army for five years and rose to the rank of Captain. Ron lived in the Sumner community in Bethesda, Maryland for over forty years. He was an expert in financial and estate planning, working at American Security Bank and Chevy Chase Bank before going into private practice. He was an adjunct professor of law in estate planning at the Georgetown University Law Center. He published numerous articles on estate planning in various professional journals and was a frequent lecturer on estate planning topics. Ron served as president of the District of Columbia Estate Planning Council and was also a member of The Rotary Club of Washington, DC, The University Club of Washington, DC and Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD. After his retirement in 2002, Ron and his wife Polly shared their time between Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Bethesda, MD. They were members of St. Columba's Episcopal Church, Washington, DC and Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Ron was an avid reader, and loved playing golf, listening to and playing music, watching movies, following the stock market, and eating ice cream. Above all, his greatest joy was his family. In 2003 Ron was diagnosed with lymphoma. Survivors include his beloved family: wife, Polly, of 53 years, sons Paul Larson (Atsuko) of Oxford, Ohio, David Larson (Kara) of Beaverton, Oregon and daughter Elizabeth Larson de Faria (Bruno) of North Potomac, Maryland and eight grandchildren. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Lymphoma Research Foundation or Community Hospice, Jacksonville, FL. The memorial service for Ron will be held outside in the courtyard at St. Columba's church at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, September 26. Due to COVID we are asking all guests to wear face masks.
Published by The Washington Post on Sep. 19, 2021.