Robert P. “Bob” Larsen, age 75 years, of Cairo, N.Y. passed away on September 10, 2019, at Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y. He was born on February 21, 1944, in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Peder and Johanne (Hansen) Larsen.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Linda Rae (Cole) Larsen of Cairo; son Robert and his wife Susanna of Denver, CO, and daughter Michelle Van Pelt of Red Lion, PA; grandchildren Monica Hawkins and her husband Josh, Alisha Bodine, Cole Van Pelt, and Rafael Larsen; great grandchildren Sophia Vega, Hunter Hawkins and Allyson Hawkins; sisters-in-law Meredith Lake and her husband Thomas, Laurie Jennings and her husband David, and several nieces and nephews. During Bob’s lifetime, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Central Hudson in 2003 after 35 years as a lineman and working foreman. Bob loved to maintain his home and property while enjoying the outdoors around his home. In recent years, he developed a love of painting nature scenes on canvas. Bob was a longstanding active member in ministry at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo and a grateful participant in Alcoholics Anonymous.
Visitation will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Routes 23B and 32, Cairo, N.Y. on Friday, September 13, 2019, from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Memorial services will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church, on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Victor Nelson officiating. Interment will follow with U.S. Navy Honors at the family plot at the Cairo Cemetery. Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 563, Cairo, N.Y. 12413. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Richards Funeral Home, Cairo. Condolences may be made at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.net.