In memory of
KATHLEEN LARSON
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In memory of
KATHLEEN LARSON
Kathleen J. 'Kay' Larson YARDLEY, PA Kathleen J. "Kay" Larson (nee King) of Yardley, PA, passed away on Oct. 14, 2016. She was 91. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, to Joseph and Catherine King, she was predeceased by her devoted husband, Leroy, who she met at an Army Auxiliary Dance during his stateside leave from Europe during World War II. They married in 1945. Kay graduated from Bartram High School with honors and her thirst for knowledge and initiative to learn one new fact each day was her passion. She was fascinated by history and she loved to travel. Kathleen was an animal lover, having cats and dogs throughout her life, but most of all she sincerely loved her family. Kay worked for the New Jersey State Police Headquarters in West Trenton, NJ, as a supervisor in the identification and records unit. She was highly regarded and admired by both her subordinates and her supervisors. Kay loved her career so much she stayed there for 47 years, retiring at age 74. She was proud of having one of the longest tenures in the department's history. Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Eileen J. Werst; two grandchildren, Jeffrey R. Land and Erika K. Land; three great-grandchildren, Aleas Martinez, Ameer Martinez and John Jeffrey Land. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, M. Jane (Thomas) King and Joan (Joseph) King and several nieces and nephews. Kathleen's family will receive family and friends on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, 323 Washington Ave., Newtown, PA. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. and interment will follow in Newtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation in Kay's memory may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 or alzfdn.org . To view her her obituary online, visit www.swartzgivnish.com . Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home 323 Washington Ave. Newtown, PA 18940 (215) 968-3891
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