Meadville Tribune

November 21, 2012

Philip A. Larcom

Meadville Tribune


Philip A. Larcom, 91, formerly of Leslie Road, Meadville, and currently of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

Phil was born in Port Allegany on Aug. 24, 1921, a son of the late Archie O. and Catherine Doud Larcom. He graduated from Port Allegany High School in 1939, was active in sports and played in the band and orchestra.

Moving to Meadville, he worked for Talon Inc. in production, then obtained a toolmaking apprenticeship in the tool division. After his graduation from the program, he remained in the tool division for a total of 43 years. He was promoted to supervision and after a number of promotions, became the administrator of Talon’s apprentice program for 15 years until the program was phased out. He retired in 1983.

On April 27, 1945, Phil married Rae Still. They were married for 63 years until her passing in December 2008.

In earlier years, Phil enjoyed boating, gardening, hunting, woodworking, photography and in later years, his computer.

Surviving are four nephews, Lyndon Larcom of Clemson, S.C., David Larcom and his wife, Jane, of Hamburg, N.Y., Charles Larcom and his wife, Lula, of Savannah, Ga., and Michael Larcom of Pittsburgh.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Phil was preceded in death by two brothers, Claude and Lyle; and by two sons, Gary and Brian.

Cremation will take place. No services are planned. Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.