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C. Dean Larimore

September 29, 1926 ~ April 26, 2017 (age 90)

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C. Dean “Speed” Larimore, 90, of Karns City, passed away peacefully at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Chicora Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Dean was born in Parker’s Landing on September 29, 1926.  He was the son of the late Harry W. and Viola S. Sweeney Larimore.

Mr. Larimore was a member of the Fairview Presbyterian Church.  He was a 32nd degree mason and a member of Argyle Lodge #540 F&AM of Chicora, and the A.A.S.R Valley of New Castle.  Dean was a US Navy veteran of World War II having served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations, and was a member of the Brady’s Bend American Legion.  “Speed” was member of Penn-West 23 camping group.  He enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, golfing, and sitting in the sun on his back porch.  In 2002, Mr. Larimore graduated from Karns City High School with his grandson, Andrew, receiving an honorary diploma under a special honors program for U.S. veterans.  His diploma was presented by his son, Michael, who was serving on the school board at the time.

He retired in 1990 following 46 years of service at Witco Chemical in Petrolia.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ann Hiles Larimore on July 1, 2007.  The couple was married in Petrolia on July 24, 1947.

Surviving is a daughter, Patsy Larimore, of Karns City (Sarah Johns, of Cabot); a son, Michael D. Larimore and his wife, Donna, of Karns City; two grandchildren, Alison D. Perry and her husband, Vance, of Chicora and Andrew M. Larimore and his wife, Brittney of Karns City; seven great-grandchildren, Michael Perry, twins Isabella and Madelyn Perry, twins Graham and Beck Larimore, and twins Oaklyn and Novah Larimore; a brother-in-law, Raymond Horneman of Mesa, AZ; four sisters-in-law, Esther Senopole and her husband, Jim, of Butler, Roseann Hiles and Loretta Hiles of Sun City, AZ, and Susan Larimore, of Emlenton as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, William Larimore, Herbert W. Larimore, Ronald Larimore, and two sisters, Barbara J. Horneman and Caroline Irwin.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main St., Karns City, from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Friday.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m Saturday from the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Lewis, pastor of the Karns City United Methodist Church, officiating.  Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home by the Brady’s Bend, East Brady, and Chicora American Legion Posts.  Interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia.  Members of the Argyle Lodge #540 F&AM of Chicora will conduct a memorial service for their departed brother at 6:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Larimore’s memory may be made to the VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001

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