Howard Larcom, 81, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on December 27, 2014. Howard was born on July 28, 1933, in Denver, CO the son of Byron C. and Geneva E. Larcom. He grew up in Denver with his brother, Frank Larcom. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Chemical Engineering.
Howard spent his career in manufacturing working as a chemical engineer as well as an instrumentation engineer for Standard Oil in Indiana where he met his wife Marion. Most of his career was spent with Staley Corporation, which led Howard to Decatur, Il and later Morrisville, PA. He retired from Air Products Corporation in Allentown, PA. In 2004, Howard moved to Overland Park with his wife Marion to be closer to family.
Howard is survived by his daughter-in-law, Susan Larcom, son-in-law, Nick Wright and 6 grandchildren: Laura (William) Vodvarka, Kate (Alex) Covalt, Lisa Larcom, William Wright, Christian Wright, and Samantha Wright as well as his great grandson, Peter Vodvarka.
Howard was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Larcom, Father, Byron Larcom, Mother, Geneva Larcom, Wife,Marion Larcom, Daughter, Joyce Wright and Son, Edward Larcom.
Howard was an animal lover and always had a dog as a companion. In recent years Howard rescued greyhounds. Howard was a life long learner and took online courses at Harvard and studied aeronautics and thermodynamics in his last month of life. Those who knew him well knew he enjoyed a witty banter on most any subject especially those passionate to him. Assistance by Funeral Advocates LLC. In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Sister Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick, 800 N. 18th St. Kansas City, KS, 66102.