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Jan M. Larson
  • May 26, 1948
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  • February 19, 2020

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Jan M. Larson, 71, passed away on February 19, 2020, in Winter Park, FL.

Jan (“Pops”) was born on May 26, 1948, in Manitowoc, WI.  Jan is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lynn; sons Josh (Heather) and Nate (Katie); and his grandchildren Jacob, Jackson, Lily and Owen.

Jan joined the Army in 1968, served in the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart.  After his service, Jan received an accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He began his career with PriceWaterhouse in Milwaukee in 1974, made partner in 1985, and moved to various cities with the firm eventually settling in Winter Park, Florida.  Jan retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2006.

Jan loved traveling with his wife Lynn, particularly to spend time with his children and grandchildren.  Jan was an avid reader and a huge fan of Alabama football.  Jan had a great sense of humor and loved life. He also had a huge heart for helping others.

Private services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society or charities that benefit veterans.


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  1. Lori Andersen says:
    15 Apr 2020
    Lynn, I'm so sorry to hear of Jan's passing. He was a wonderful man and I truly enjoyed working with him in the PwC Orlando office. My deepest condolences. Praying for comfort for you and your family. God Bless.

  2. Bruce mcclendon says:
    31 Mar 2020
    To our memories! Love y’all. Be-Mac

  3. David LaVoy says:
    12 Mar 2020
    Lynn, So very sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. He was an incredible person on so many levels and was a primary mentor to me, and Connie as well, for a very long time during our careers. Jan was always in a great mood and had a positive perspective as he chatted with all levels of staff as he “walked the halls” at the office, which he was known for. He clearly touched and significantly impacted so many lives (on a personal level) at PwC and his clients, and he will not be forgotten.

  4. Pat McDermott says:
    08 Mar 2020
    Lynn, my heart breaks for you. I had the honor of working with Jan in Tampa. He was so kind, smart and had a great sense of humor. Both of you supported me in so many ways. Thank you!

  5. Pat &Pam Keller says:
    06 Mar 2020
    Dear Lynn and family,
    Pat and I were very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers go out and you and family. We remember the good times we had together,many years ago now. God bless you and family.

  6. Scott Adams says:
    04 Mar 2020
    Lynn, I am very sorry to hear of the Jan's passing. In 1986, I interned in our Tampa office and when I joined the firm in early 1988, I was assigned to many of his clients. He was an inspiration for me, and I became the partner I am today in no small part because of Jan's leadership and early guidance. His laugh was contagious...you knew it was a good day when you heard him tell or react to a joke in the hallways with that wonderful laugh. He also inspired us to be healthy. I remember that he was an avid runner, and always thought, if Jan does it, I want to do it. He was very kind too. He would always think of the team - I remember after-audit parties at the beautiful Larson house in Avila. That group of partners, along with Jerry Dingle (who we also sadly lost recently), was really a unique and incredible group of leaders who shaped many careers and made a tangible difference for the Tampa Bay economy and so many of its people. Jan will be sorely missed. God bless Jan and your family.

  7. Melissa Mustain says:
    03 Mar 2020
    I had the pleasure of working with Jan at PwC! He was a great boss and an even better friend. He had the wonderful habit of composing hand written notes and leaving them in the mail slots and on the desks of our staff and those messages of encouragement and appreciation meant so much to many. I still have several of those notes myself. Jan always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He thought so much of the Firm and was dedicated to doing his best every day. My husband Carl and I are truly sad to hear that we've lost such a great man way too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lynn and the boys.

    Melissa Mustain

  8. Doug Watt says:
    03 Mar 2020
    It was with great sadness that I learned of Jan’s passing. He was a true gentleman and a great coach, mentor and role model during my career. Jan was always someone I looked forward to seeing, talking to and learning from. My deepest sympathies and condolences to Lynn and the family.
    Doug Watt

  9. Jose M Ramirez says:
    03 Mar 2020
    Worked for Jan wile in PwC South Florida. Great partner and person. My most sincere condolences.

  10. Robert E Pound says:
    03 Mar 2020
    Dear Lawson Family

    Jan and I were partners together at PWC. I considered Jan a friend first and partner second. He always found a way to make people feel special. I sincerely with you mourn his loss.

    With Sympathy
    Robbie

  11. Anthony Conti says:
    03 Mar 2020
    Lynn, So sorry to hear of the passing of Jan. I worked with him after PW and C&L merged, as the Regional Managing partner responsible for Miami. Needless to say he was a great guy, who made everyone better in their jobs. My sincere condolences to you and your entire family. Know that Jan had a positive affect on many many people. Tony Conti

  12. Robert E Pound says:
    03 Mar 2020
    To the Larson Family

    My sincere sympathy for your loss. Jan and I were partners at PWC. Jan was a dear friend of mine and I always considered him a friend first and partner second. I too mourn your loss. Jan always managed to find a way to make people feel special even in stressful times. I will miss him as I know you do.

    Sincerely
    Robbie Pound

  13. Nick Cammarano says:
    03 Mar 2020
    Very sorry to hear this. Loved working with Jan when I had the chance. He was always willing to help if you needed a favor. Just a good guy. Period.

  14. sheldon schneider says:
    03 Mar 2020
    So sorry to hear about Jan. Wonderful guy and a great partner. My condolences

  15. Maureen Morrison says:
    03 Mar 2020
    Jan was a wonderful man- smart, kind, and very witty. I truly enjoyed working with him. My most sincere condolences.

  16. Pamela Blithe says:
    01 Mar 2020
    Dear Lynn,
    So sorry to hear that Jan has passed on. He was such a fun guy and so dedicated to his family and you. Barry and I will keep you in our prayers. Lots of hugs and Love, Pam and Barry Blithe

  17. Linda Hansen says:
    27 Feb 2020
    Such a wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather. I’m so sorry for his loss. It was an honor to have him as a part of my family. Rest In Peace

  18. Marilyn Muench says:
    27 Feb 2020
    Lynn, we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I know it's been a rough several years for you and Jan but you were each other's strength. Jan will live forever in your hearts and always be a part of you. On behalf of Ron and I and also the Class of '67 we extend our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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