Larry J. Korosec


Oct. 12, 2019 — Larry J. Korosec, 85, of Florence,  died peacefully at home Oct. 6, 2019.

Larry is survived by his wife, Virginia; son Steve Korosec (Lani Thomas) of Meadow Vista, Calif.; his daughter Suzanne Korosec (Tim Olson) of Sacramento, Calif.; granddaughter Eva Thomas-Wash (John) of Auburn, Calif.; great-grandson Trevor Mael of Rocklin, Calif.; his sister Norella Parker of Frontenac, Kan.; and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Larry was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Frontenac, Kan., to Stanley and Elizabeth Korosec.

After traveling across the country to California as a representative for Proctor and Gamble, he met, wooed and married Virginia Toon, the love of his life, on Dec. 12, 1952, in Tracy, Calif.

Larry later received an Associate in Science degree from the University of the State of New York, and spent 40 years devoted to public service working for the State of California, primarily in Sacramento.

His family remembers him for his lifelong curiosity, his love of learning, his rapier wit and his passion for the theater, including his talents as a playwright, director, actor, singer and musician.

A brief graveside service is scheduled for Wedesday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m., at Pacific Sunset Cemetery on Highway 126 in Florence, Ore.

Pastor Rachel Simonson of the New Life Lutheran Church will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmont Way Suite 200, Eugene, Ore., 97401.

A celebration of life to honor Larry will be held in Florence at a later date.

The family would like to thank Peace Harbor Home Health and Hospice for its kindness, care and support during Larry’s illness. 

Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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