John Larkin

Obituary of John Larkin

John F. Larkin, 78, of Cazenovia, passed away Friday morning at Crouse Community Center in Morrisville. He was born in Oneida, son to the late John and Juanita Larkin and was a graduate of Cazenovia High School in 1956. After high school, John enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was a truck driver and member of the Teamster’s Local #317, Syracuse until his retirement. John enjoyed country music, was passionate about trucks and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Larry Larkin.

John is survived by his wife of 59 years, Phyllis (Brown) Larkin of Cazenovia; three daughters, Christina (Steven) Ravenhall of East Quogue, NY, Susan (Alden) Gafner of Central Square and Colleen (Jason) Grabosky of Cazenovia; a brother, Michael (Sharon) Larkin of Fenner; a step-brother, Chase Davis of Fenner; six grandchildren, Bradley, Peter, Matthew, David, Ryan and Erin; one great grandchild, Teagan as well as several nieces and nephews.

John’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Crouse Community Center for their love, kindness and care provided during John’s illness.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at St. James Church, 6 Green St., Cazenovia. Burial will be at a later date in St. James Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at Michael E. Brown Funeral Services, 2333 Fenner Rd., Cazenovia. Contributions in memory of Mr. Larkin may be made to Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association, P.O. Box 535, Canastota, NY 13032 or Crouse Community Center, Resident Counsel Fund, 101 South Street, Morrisville, NY 13408.