Latest Letter from Sean
with profound sadness that I report to you the passing of our 8th
Company classmate, Neil “Monty” Larimer. His obituary is as
M. LARIMER (February 21, 1957 - December 5, 2017)
On Dec. 5, 2017, Neil M. Larimer died suddenly during his
daily workout. Neil was born to Neil M. and Dolores (Vensel)
Larimer on February 21, 1957 at Camp LeJeune, NC. He went to Mt.
Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from the
United States Naval Academy in 1979, serving on submarines until
1985, retiring as a Commander. Neil had a successful
business career becoming VP of Global Sales for Mallinkrodt
Pharmaceuticals. He and his family moved to San Antonio in 2003.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 38 years, Kathleen
McCamley Larimer and their children Ryan Larimer (USMMA 2009),
Dr. Gregory J. Larimer, and Mary Kate Larimer (UT Austin 2016)
and fiancé Christopher Jackson. He is survived by his parents of
Tampa, FL, sister and brother-in-law Wendy and Chris Arpaia of
Dallas, brother Bret Larimer of Fort Collins, CO, and many
beloved nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, and friends. Neil
was an avid Steelers fan, enjoyed skiing, and played tennis at
Fair Oaks Ranch CC. The family is mourning the loss of a
wonderful son, husband, and father. A memorial service will be
held at Mission Park at Dominion on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 11:00 AM.
Published in Express-News on Dec. 8, 2017
If you wish, a note
of condolence may be sent to Kathy and his family at:
76 Westcourt Lane
San Antonio, TX
brighter note, my last email mentioned a classmate recovering
from a serious heart attack. It was Mac Williams of 21st
Company and his lovely bride sent me this update:
This is Julie Williams. I’m checking email on my
husband’s phone. Mac (21st) had his heart attack on Nov. 16
while we were on vacation. He was life flighted to a Nashville
hospital. He had some serious complications and during the heart
attack suffered a loss of oxygen to his brain. He wasn’t
expected to live but fortunately defied the odds and woke up on
Thanksgiving Day. Twenty days later we had Mac transferred to
the Shepherd Center in Atlanta for rehab. He is doing great and
if you didn’t know better you would never know he had any
problems. The loss of oxygen to his brain is what we are working
on now with short term memory and some other things to help him
get back up to speed.
Mac and I both have been very
appreciative of all the well wishes, phone calls and prayers on
his behalf by his USNA classmates.
We’ll be watching Navy
beat Army today as the snow continues to fall in Atlanta.
Mac’s email is:
Finally, 1st Company classmate Joe Padula was
evacuated from his Ojai, CA home by the fires but his home did
survive. He passes along the cautionary note that his evacuation
notice came via a landline (old-school) phone connection. Power
was already out so if he had an answering machine phone, that
call might not have gotten though, nor cell service if not
signed up for local alerts.
Thanks also for all who were
concerned about my daughter’s safety – she was fine.
about the outcome of that game Saturday. Beat Virginia 12/28!
Omnes Viri 1979,