Lawrence Edward Killen Sr. was born on June 1, 1935, in Jersey City, N.J., to William and Loretta Killen. Surrounded by his family, Lawrence Killen passed away on Feb. 2, 2013, at Kaiser in Vacaville.
Larry began his service to his country in the Air Force in 1952. In 1957, he was stationed at Travis AFB where he met and married Marie Flores on Dec. 6, 1958, at Holy Spirit Church, then located on Broadway Street in Fairfield. After leaving the Air Force, he found his career at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo where he stayed until the shipyard closed in 1992. He then continued his service at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash., where he retired in January 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Marie; sons, Larry Jr. and Sean; daughter, Maureen Mahoney; plus seven grandchildren.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Feb. 22, at Holy Spirit Church, 1050 N. Texas St., Fairfield. Inurnment will follow 12:30 pm. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association PO Box. 96011, Washington, D.C., 20090-6011.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Kaiser for all the fine care they gave to him in his time there and to the Fairfield Funeral Home for giving his final chapter such dignity.