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Robert Larkin


In loving memory of Robert Larkin, born on August 9, 1941, to parents Steve and Grace Larkin. Robert, a cherished resident of Lowell, peacefully passed away on December 16, 2023, at the age of 82, surrounded by his loving family.

Robert’s life was filled with family, adventure, and his many loves; car shows, hunting, fishing, mastering trails and back road across the country, driving his Jeep in the mountains, searching for rocks, gems, drinking an ice-cold Coke and always finding time to spot a Geocache. Bob’s love for classic cars asserts quite a collection, he was often found cruising a car show, or just strolling around town in his cherished 1946 red Mercury; signature white hair, unpredictable comments, and always memorable stories.

A successful business owner and entrepreneur, “Bob the Owner” fueled his lifetime of achievement and exploration alongside his wife of 60 years, Marlene. Together, Bob and Marlene built a legacy of family, business, exploring, and could often be found traveling and spending time in Arizona, an unofficial, treasured second home.

Bob, jack of all trades and professional supervisor, was recognized by countless nicknames; Bob, Bobby, Whitey, Bob the Owner, Grandpa, Old Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Dad, husband, brother, neighbor, friend, and leaves behind a legacy of people that love him.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Marlene Larkin and son Douglas (Jerri) Larkin. Robert’s legacy continues through his grandchildren, Vinnie (Jenn), Tony (Lacey), and great-grandchildren, Brady, Barrett, Eliza, and Marlee.

Robert’s memory reflects in family, brothers and sisters, each leaving a unique imprint on his life: brothers, Thomas (LuAnn), Harry (Joann), William (Cathie), Stevie (Josie), Terrance (Freda), Michael (Susan), sisters, Patsy (Doug) Stroosnyder, Elizabeth (David) Mohan, brothers-in-law, Thomas (Kathy) Tomasik and Dennis (Kim) Tomasik.

A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at a later date.

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  1. Hey ! What about Bob !!!! When something or person is unique it becomes difficult to actually define it or succinctly describe it. Bob fit a category all onto its own. Bob is and was loved by all and had a particular magnetism with people. You just wanted to be around Bob. If the world was more like Bob it would be a better place. I salute you Bob Larkin as you continue on your journey—— from death into life.


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