James Larsen

James R. "Jim" Larsen Jr.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 1950 - Tuesday, December 25th, 2018
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James Richard Larsen, Jr, 69 yrs. old, of Fredonia, NY passed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dunkirk, NY.
He was born in Silver Creek, NY the son of the late James R., Sr. and late Marguerite (Carr) Larsen. It is there James attended/graduated from Silver Creek Central School.
James was a retired Truck Driver/Courier for Erie 2 BOCES/LoGuidice Center, Fredonia, a job he enjoyed for 20 years (8/1986-10/2006) He enjoyed his conversations with the school staff he met over the years at various the districts in Erie, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties.
Previously James was employed by True Temper for 17 years until its closing in 1986. James had also worked at Colvin’s in Cherry Creek, GE in Erie, PA. and helped out at the family’s Larsen Keystone gas station in the early 70’s. He started earning a paycheck early in life with his job at Joe’s Garage in Silver Creek and his 5 Dunkirk Observer paper & Penny Saver routes in Silver Creek. His strong determination helped him get through lung cancer and stroke suffered at the same time in 2005-2006.
James’ biggest joy in life was his home and property. He enjoyed working around his property, lawn mowing, watering his many summer flower pots, snowplowing and aggravating his cat Buddy. Previously he raised and sold Muscovy ducks, geese, chickens, and brown eggs.
He is survived by: his wife, Diane T. Larsen, of Fredonia, NY, whom he married 45 years ago, October 6, 1973, just after dating for 4 months.
Also surviving are his sisters: Linda (Kenneth) Slother, of Kennedy, NY and Terri Wood, of Indianapolis; and his father’s second wife, Germayne.; nephews: Shawn (Sonja) Slother, of Sanborn, NY and Shane (Tania) Slother, of Mariensville, PA. along with many cousins, aunts and uncles. In addition to above family are sisters-in–law: Mary Lou Dalessandro, of West Seneca, NY and Caroline (Robert) Gritzke of Williamsville, NY, and brother-in-law Ronald Kosowski and son Christopher of Orchard Park, NY. Besides both his parents James was also predeceased by cousins, aunts and uncles. Calls may be made Friday from 11:00 am-2:30 pm at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia, NY, where funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. Burial service will be private. Flowers are gratefully declined. Please make donations to the Forestville Rescue/Fire Co.
PS: Me and You, You and Me. That’s the way it’ll always be. Diane
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 | 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Friday, December 28th, 2018 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Larson-Timko Funeral Home
    20 Central Avenue
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  • Service

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 | 2:30pm
    Friday, December 28th, 2018 2:30pm
    Larson-Timko Funeral Home
    20 Central Avenue
    Fredonia, New York, NY
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  • Interment

    Valley View Cemetery
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    Interment will be private.


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Helena Olkowski

Posted at 12:33pm
Dear Diane, Just got back from Ohio with mom and my husband and read in the newspaper that your husband had passed away. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your great loss. You are in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers. I's hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well-lived life. God is always in your corner at a time like this-----and so am I. (my e-mail is helciao@yahoo.com) We became such good friends at the County Home, I'd love to continue being connected again. With deepest sympathy, Helena, my mom Jennie, and my husband Paul


Posted at 07:08am
My deepest sympathy to the family. Your hearts are numb, but a void that seems like empty spaces will slowly disappear when you fill those spaces with the wonderful memories of his life. Please take comfort in these words, If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait until my relief comes. You will call and I will answer you. What a joy this is going to be, reunited with your love one in paradise. At that time Mr. Larsen will enjoy life to the full, and the things he loved doing , his family, gardening, animal life, and his home. These promises are true because GOD cannot lie . Job 14: 14,15. Titus 1:2

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