John Adams “Jack” Larkin, age 84, died on Wednesday morning, September 4, 2019, in the hospital at Serverna Springs, near Baltimore, Maryland.
He had been in declining health for the past couple of years with Parkinson’s, and had lost his eyesight. He had been admitted to the hospital with pneumonia.
“Jack” was born in Loogootee, Indiana, on November 3, 1934, to the late Joseph and Ruth (Adams) Larkin.
He is survived by his wife Mary “Mimi”, and two sons, Joseph Larkin, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, and Col. John Patrick Larkin, U.S. Air Force, of Vienna, Virginia. He is also survived by two grandchildren; one brother, Ray Larkin, of Jasper, and one sister, Nancy Dooley, of Phoenix, Arizona.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, David E. Larkin and Gerald “Jerry” Larkin, and two sisters, Jean Pearson and Mary Ruth Larkin.
He served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and was a member of the Catholic church in Glen Burnie.
“Jack” attended the St. Meinrad Seminary for four years, Christian Brothers College, in Tennessee, Notre Dame, and the University of West Virginia. He had a degree in prisoner rehabilitation, and worked as a counselor.
He donated his body to the University of Maryland. A memorial service will be held at a later date.