WESTFIELD - Stephen I. Larson, age 65, of Clinton St., Westfield, NY, died Friday, November 11, 2016 at St. Vincent Health Center of Erie, PA, following a brief illness.
Steve was born on March 31, 1951 in Westfield, a son of the late Donald and Lois (Jones) Larson.
He was a 1969 graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School and attended Westminster College in Pennsylvania and the State University at Fredonia.
Steve had been an employee of Welch foods for over 40 years when he retired in 2013.
He was an avid fan of Thoroughbred Horse Racing and enjoyed reading and studying about the Breeders, the Bloodlines of Horses, the Trainers, and all other points of interest about the Thoroughbred Horse Racing industry. Steve was a private man. However his family knew him as loving, kind, decent and generous. His love for his family was unconditional.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years: Gayl (Gundlach) Larson, whom he married on Nov. 1, 1975 and by his three sons: Jon (Chrissy) Coe of Westfield, NY, Daryl Larson of Westfield, NY and Darren Larson of Jacksonville, FL. Steve was the very proud grandfather of Jon Michael Coe and Aiden Larson, both of Westfield.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Larson.
At Steve's request, all services will be private.
Memorials may be made to The Children's Love Fund, PO BOX 2075, Jamestown, NY 14702
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787. Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send the Larson family a message of sympathy, to light a Memorial Candle or for further information.