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Daniel Irving Larkin ’42

Published in Oct. 25, 2006, issue

Daniel Larkin, teacher, actor, and writer, died June 16, 2006, in Amherst, N.Y.

A graduate of Nichols School in Buffalo, he achieved honors in English at Princeton, where he also was a member of Terrace Club.

During his World War II service with the Army Corps of Engineers mapmaking unit, Dan married Joanne Kryder. They had three daughters, Penelope, Sarah, and Elizabeth. Sadly, Joanne died in 1956.

After five years with Larkin Co. of Buffalo, Dan matriculated at Claremont (Calif.) College, where he received a master's in English. Dan taught college-level English at Pomona College and the University of Buffalo. He cherished his years at Orchard Park High School near Buffalo and at Erie Community College, where he taught speech and dramatics as well as English. Dan acted in and directed several plays in community theaters in the Buffalo area,

Upon his retirement in 1978, Dan turned to writing two books about the family, one being a biography of his grandfather titled John D. Larkin: A Business Pioneer. At Amherst High School near Buffalo he had met English teacher Peggy Joseph, whom he married in 1957. He and Peggy enjoyed wide-ranging travels.

To Peggy; Dan's three daughters; four grandchildren; and sister, Sally Larkin Kryder; the class extends its condolences.

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