Elmer D. Larson, age 93, passed away on Feb.12, 2012 at the Nathaniel Witherell Home, where he resided in Greenwich. He was the widower of Norma Stallman Larson. Born in New Haven on December 15, 1918, he was a son of the late Oscar & Amelia Johnson Larson. Elmer grew up in the New Haven area; he graduated from Hamden High School, raised his family in North Haven and lived 20 years in Branford before moving to Greenwich. He was a carpenter by trade, working at the family business, the Larson Bowling Alley Company. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling. Elmer is survived by his daughters, Polly & her husband Douglas Draeseke of Naples, FL & Riverside, CT and Bonnie & her husband Richard Green of Luxembourg; his grandsons, Trevor Draeseke, Adrian and Benjamin Green and his brother Kenneth Larson of Wallingford. Besides his parents and wife he was predeceased by his sisters, Edith Grandstand, Lillian Johnson, Ethel Lind, Irene Glatfelter and brothers, Eric & Paul Larson. A memorial service will take place in the future; burial will be private. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Contributions in Elmer's memory may be made to the Nathaniel Witherell Home - 70 Parsonage Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.

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  1. Remembering your Dad with that twinkle in his eye and his wonderful dry sense of humor. I will always have a place in my heart for him. With my deepest sympathy to your family, Sandie Heath Nathaniel Witherell

  2. DEAR FOLKS, SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUR UNCLE ELMER. IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE HIM AT THE REUNION A FEW YEARS AGO. I REMEMBER HIS GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND HIM HELPING ME LEARN TO BOWL WHEN I WORKED WITH HIM DURING THE SUMMER. HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST. FONDLY, JOYCE AND PAUL LARSON JR. YOUR COUSIN FROM PA.

  3. DEAR FOLKS, SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUR UNCLE ELMER. IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE HIM AT THE REUNION A FEW YEARS AGO. I REMEMBER HIS GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND HIM HELPING ME LEARN TO BOWL WHEN I WORKED WITH HIM DURING THE SUMMER. HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST. FONDLY, JOYCE AND PAUL LARSON JR. YOUR COUSIN FROM PA.

  4. Polly & Bonnie and families – I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Elmer. I have lots of memories of spending time with all of you growing up – holidays, etc. He was a good man and I know how much you’ll miss him. God Bless … Your cousin Carol

  5. So sorry to hear about your Dad. It’s such a hard thing to lose your parents, but they are always with you, in your heart. You’ll be in my prayers. Sincerely, Jeff & Peggy Wells

  6. Dear Polly and Bonnie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I remember him when we were kids and all the dads cutting the grass in the circle before the town took over. It seems like so long ago. He had a nice long life. When we get back to CT and visit brother Bill (still on Van Rose) we see your house and it will always be the Larson house and it should be painted red! Our sympathy goes out to you both. Fondly, Dottie and Bob McQueeney

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