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Charles L. "Chuck" Larimer of Hermitage passed away Friday evening, Jan. 12, 2018, in his home. He was 85.
Mr. Larimer was born May 4, 1932, in Greenfield, a son of David and Elsie (Jennings) Larimer. He attended Greenfield Elementary and West Middlesex High School. Chuck was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, serving in Germany with the 868th field artillery battalion.
He was a bricklayer and masonry contractor. Chuck was awarded his 50-year service medal from the Bricklayers Local 8, Youngstown. He owned and operated GEV Corp., where he built and lined blast furnaces for steel mills across the country. Chuck was also a landlord in the area since the 1950s.
He was of Presbyterian faith. Chuck was a 32nd degree mason, at the Kedron Lodge F&AM 389, West Middlesex; a member of the Scottish Rite, New Castle; and a member of American Legion Post 162, Sharpsville.
He enjoyed the outdoors and going to his cabin in Tionesta.
His wife, the former Virginia Rockhold, whom he married on Jan. 11, 1958, passed away on Dec. 7, 1999.
Chuck is survived by two sons, Gregory C. Larimer and his wife, Jennifer, and Eric L. Larimer and his wife, Annette, all of Hermitage; three grandchildren, Gregory Marc Larimer, Alyson Zoe Larimer and Dallas L. Larimer; a sister, Juanita Watts and her husband, Ernie, of Idaho; and a brother, George Larimer of St. Petersburg, Pa.
In addition to his wife, Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, David, Edward, William and John Larimer.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Heartland Hospice, 3871 E. State St., Hermitage, PA 16148.

Charles L. "Chuck," 85, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (1-16-18) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 East State St., Sharon. Masonic service at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday (1-17-18) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Michael Smith officiating.
Burial: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on January 13, 2018
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