In memory of
Aimee Diefenbach Larkin M.D.
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In memory of
Aimee Diefenbach Larkin M.D.
Larkin, M.D., Aimee Diefenbach Aimée Diefenbach Larkin, M.D. passed away early Tuesday morning, January 13, 2015, at her home in White Plains, New York. Dr. Larkin was born on January 17, 1926 in Astoria, New York. Her parents, William August and Lina Frieda Diefenbach emigrated to the United States from Wiesbaden, Germany. They lived in Queens with her older brother, William. She married Philip Charles Larkin M.D. on November 22, 1952. They were lifelong residents of White Plains, raising seven children while living in Gedney Farms. Dr. Larkin also resided in Southampton, NY. Dr. Larkin, aka "Oma", was devoted to her seven children, their spouses and her seventeen grandchildren. She showed it constantly with the best fried chicken, baked clams, clam chowder and arrive-at-the-beach 2 am sandwiches and cold Heinekens. Add to that, handmade cards for everyone, always. Little notes in the mail, with pictures or an article she thought you would be interested in brought many smiles. Hand-knitted sweaters and hats - three years ago at Christmas - every child, in-law, and grandchild received an Oma hat - that's 29 individually hand-knitted hats at age 85. Dr. Larkin led a life of love and accomplishment, including attending Hunter College in New York City, and being among the first women to graduate from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1950. While practicing for many years as an allergist (and raising seven children) she also served as the Chief of Allergy and Immunology at White Plains Hospital. She cared for her patients with a unique combination of medicine and love. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting, photography, reading, knitting and finishing the Sunday New York Times Crossword Puzzle. If you needed a tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she was your woman. She would happily spend hours playing slot machines, and if that was at a casino in Germany or Austria, all the better. Dr. Larkin was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, and her dear son, Matthew Christian. She is survived by her husband, and her children, Edward (Jean), Peter (Barbara), Timothy (Randi), Aimee (Carl Sheldon), Andrew (Denise) and Melissa (Tripp Hughes) and her grandchildren, Kyle, Connor, Elizabeth, Spencer, Kaitlin, Alexandra, Natalie, Aimée Samantha, Maura, Edward, William, Nicole, Emma, Harry, Peter, Jack, and Tucker. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, c/o Development Office, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 or online at www.metmuseum.org/donate . Please specify that the gift is in memory of Dr. Aimée Diefenbach Larkin. The void created by her absence is immeasurable, as is our love for her. Visitation will occur between 2-4 and 6-8 on Friday night, and a service will be held on Saturday at 8 am at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in White Plains. The family will take Dr. Larkin to Southampton for private burial. McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett 491 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 949-7777 McmahonFuneralHome.com
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In memory of
Aimee Diefenbach Larkin M.D.
Larkin, M.D., Aimee Diefenbach Aimée Diefenbach Larkin, M.D. passed away early Tuesday morning, January 13, 2015, at her home in White Plains, New York. Dr. Larkin was born on January 17, 1926 in Astoria, New York. Her parents, William August and Lina Frieda Diefenbach emigrated to the United States from Wiesbaden, Germany. They lived in Queens with her older brother, William. She married Philip Charles Larkin M.D. on November 22, 1952. They were lifelong residents of White Plains, raising seven children while living in Gedney Farms. Dr. Larkin also resided in Southampton, NY. Dr. Larkin, aka "Oma", was devoted to her seven children, their spouses and her seventeen grandchildren. She showed it constantly with the best fried chicken, baked clams, clam chowder and arrive-at-the-beach 2 am sandwiches and cold Heinekens. Add to that, handmade cards for everyone, always. Little notes in the mail, with pictures or an article she thought you would be interested in brought many smiles. Hand-knitted sweaters and hats - three years ago at Christmas - every child, in-law, and grandchild received an Oma hat - that's 29 individually hand-knitted hats at age 85. Dr. Larkin led a life of love and accomplishment, including attending Hunter College in New York City, and being among the first women to graduate from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1950. While practicing for many years as an allergist (and raising seven children) she also served as the Chief of Allergy and Immunology at White Plains Hospital. She cared for her patients with a unique combination of medicine and love. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting, photography, reading, knitting and finishing the Sunday New York Times Crossword Puzzle. If you needed a tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she was your woman. She would happily spend hours playing slot machines, and if that was at a casino in Germany or Austria, all the better. Dr. Larkin was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, and her dear son, Matthew Christian. She is survived by her husband, and her children, Edward (Jean), Peter (Barbara), Timothy (Randi), Aimee (Carl Sheldon), Andrew (Denise) and Melissa (Tripp Hughes) and her grandchildren, Kyle, Connor, Elizabeth, Spencer, Kaitlin, Alexandra, Natalie, Aimée Samantha, Maura, Edward, William, Nicole, Emma, Harry, Peter, Jack, and Tucker. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, c/o Development Office, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 or online at www.metmuseum.org/donate . Please specify that the gift is in memory of Dr. Aimée Diefenbach Larkin. The void created by her absence is immeasurable, as is our love for her. Visitation will occur between 2-4 and 6-8 on Friday night, and a service will be held on Saturday at 8 am at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in White Plains. The family will take Dr. Larkin to Southampton for private burial. McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett 491 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 949-7777 McmahonFuneralHome.com
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White Plains, NY 10605
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