Alvin L. Larton

By The Curry Coastal Pilot September 13, 2013 07:04 pm

 

Alvin L. Larton 

Nov. 25, 1930 – July 19, 2013

Alvin L. Larton passed away July 19, 2013, in Crescent City. 

He was born Nov. 25, 1930, to Walter and Edith (Sweeney) Larton in Lynn, Mass. 

When he was 3 years old, his father finished his work in Massachusetts for GE, and took the family back to his home in England. 

When he was 17, Alvin returned to live in the United States. 

Alvin joined the U.S. Navy in 1949. He was stationed at Moffett Field in Mt. View, Calif., where he served in Mats VR-3 as a maintenance flight engineer. He flew many missions, including bringing the sick and wounded back to the States. 

While Alvin was in the Navy he married, and the couple had three children. The marriage ended in divorce. 

After his honorable discharge in 1956 he founded A&L Trucking Company in San Jose, Calif., which he sold in 1973. He later drove tankers for Coast Oil Co. in San Jose. 

He married Florence Freitas Dec. 7, 1974, at Lake Tahoe, Nev. He called her the love of his live. 

In 1982, the couple moved to Grants Pass, where they lived 12 years. 

In 1994, Alvin and Florence moved to Brookings-Harbor. They lived at Beachfront RV Park for five years, in a 4104 Greyhound bus — “We 2-R-1”— which Alvin had converted. They later bought a home in Harbor. 

Alvin enjoyed fishing in his boat, the Modoc. He also enjoyed hunting elk and deer. He was a member of Brookings Elks Lodge 1934, U.S. Navy Mats VR-3, Disabled American Veterans, and Western Teamsters Union. 

Alvin is survived by Florence, his wife of 38 years; son David Larton and his wife of Morgan Hill, Calif.; daughter Kathy Woods and her husband of San Jose; stepdaughter Rhonda Bolli and her husband of San Jose; sisters Bernadette Dionne of Naugatuck, Conn., Doris Potter of New Hampshire; brother Norman Larton of Sun River. Also surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Jack Larton; and his very dearest daughter Linda Enciso. 

Alvin will be greatly missed by his wife and family. 

No service is planned. 

Submitted by the family.