SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK Medical Center in Edison. Born in Hoboken to his late parents Otto and Martha (Willig) Larsen, he has been a resident of South Plainfield for sixty years.
After faithfully serving his country during World War II, Edward was honorably discharged from the United States Navy. After many years of employment as a Dock Supervisor, Edward retired from McCallister Tug and Barge in Jersey City. He was a faithful member of Our Lady of Czestochowa RC Church in South Plainfield and was very active with their fair. He enjoyed reading and loved to travel and camp with his wife Elsie.
He is predeceased by his loving wife Elsie who died in 2012, three siblings; Earl Larsen, Jacqueline Amato and Martha Sansevere and by his grandson Corporal Michael Curtin who was killed in action during his tour in Iraq in 2003.
Edward leaves behind his loving and devoted family; daughters Joan Curtin and husband Michael of Howell and Karen Thompson and husband Robert of Bridgewater, seven grandchildren; Katherine Hernandez, Daniel Curtin, Robert Thompson and his wife Leslie, Jennifer Curtin, Stephanie Volker and her husband Jason and Kasey Parker and her husband Robert; great-grandchildren Kayla Curtin and Oliver, Ellie, and William Hernandez. He will be missed dearly by his sister-in-law Ann Burgess of South Plainfield and by many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held in McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9pm and on Saturday, March 18, 2017 beginning 11:00 am.
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, funeral services will begin in the funeral home at 11:30 am. At the request of the family, cremation will take place privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations sent to the Corporal Michael Curtin Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o McCriskin-Gustafson Funeral Home, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 would be greatly appreciated. To send condolences to the Larsen family, please visit www.McCriskinFuneralHome.com.