PROSPECT HARBOR – Robert A. Larson, 81, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, while visiting in Sun City West, Ariz. He was born May 28, 1923, and grew upon in Chicago, Ill. He served 20 years in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He retired as an aviation ordnanceman-chief petty officer. His military career included coastal patrol in U.S. Navy airships along the eastern seaboard. He also served aboard aircraft carriers and patrol aircraft. After retiring form the military, Mr. Larson embarked on a successful business career in Park Ridge, Ill., as a partner in Boyle Engineering, a company that tested and evaluated air pollution control devices for power plants. He served as commander and past commander of American Legion Post No. 247 in 1968-1970. He moved to Prospect Harbor in 1979 and considered it one of the best decisions of his life. He lived in Prospect Harbor for 26 years where he served on the local charter commission and as a town assessor. He donated his business abilities as a member of S.C.O.R.E. for three years. He enjoyed golfing with family and friends at the Grindstone Golf Course. He was an avid sports fan and a New England Patriots fan. He loved horse racing and was a race horse owner in Arizona. Mr. Larson was predeceased by his mother, Augusta, in 1957; his father, Arthur, in 1961; and his brother, Arthur in 1984. He is survived by his many close friends and family including his wife of 61 years Ramona Larson of Prospect Harbor; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Barbara of Savannah, Ga., Arthur and Robin of Carlsbad, Calif.; grandchildren, Ian, Christina Nickel and her husband, Michael; and a great-grandson, Thomas Robert. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Prospect Harbor United Methodist Church. Inurnment will take place Friday, July 1, at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Sun Health Hospice, 19702 Routzhan Way, Sun City West, AZ 85375. Local arrangements are by Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Ellsworth.