Larry Largin, Father of 3, Worked and Taught Electrical Design and Loved to Play Guitar

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 10/11/2012 - 04:54

Larry Chester Largin, age 58, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at home, in his sleep with his wife Karen at his side.

Larry was born on Aug. 27, 1954, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the son of Henry and Frances Largin and brother to Henry “Scoot” Largin who passed away on September 2, 2008. Larry was married to Karen Riddle on Oct. 15, 1976. He was a graduate of Washtenaw Community College and enjoyed a rewarding career as an electrical CAD designer in the automotive industry. He taught electrical design at Washtenaw Community College and consulted with NASA and the University of Michigan Aerospace Lab for the U.S.satellite program. Larry wanted to have his daughters baptized and chose to be baptized himself at the same time to join in their faith journey. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. After the love of his wife, daughters and grandchildren, there was nothing Larry loved more than his music. He played in at least a dozen bands in his 58 years and his family will forever enjoy the smiling image of Larry playing an unplugged guitar in the living room, whether surrounded by family or alone in the dark. All those that knew him, loved Larry’s witty, wry sense of humor and even those that did not have the pleasure of knowing him well knew the joy of his big, bountiful laugh. His stories of family and days growing upon the farm regularly filled the house.

He is survived by his loving wife Karen and his three daughters Melisa (Peter Ellis) Largin, Karie (Bradley) French and Kelly Largin. Larry was the proud grandfather (“papa”) to Dylan Miller and Charlotte French. He is also survived by his father Henry “Hank” Largin Sr., Linda St. Onge and his half-sister Judy Largin.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Saline, Michigan, with Rev. Dr. Patricia Kenney, officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Saline Area Social Services and envelopes will be available at the church where friends may begin calling from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. Flowers and sentiments can be sent directly to the church. To leave a memory, for more information or for directions please visit

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