Christopher E. Larkosh


Christopher E. Larkosh, 56, of East Providence, born in Oak Bluffs, died unexpectedly on Dec. 24, 2020, at his residence. 

Chris was the son of Edward W. Larkosh and was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy A. (Lenotti) Larkosh Roberts. He is also survived by his brother, Daniel J. Larkosh. 

His funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine’s Church, Franklin Street, in Vineyard Haven on Saturday, Jan. 2, at 11 am, and burial will be private. 

Donations in his memory may be made to the World Wildlife Fund at A complete obituary will appear in another edition of this paper. 

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit for online guestbook and information.

  • First of all thanks again Dan for calling me and letting me know. Chris was my best friend, since ’89 like a brother to me, the most loyal friend. He understood me better than I understood myself and distilled the ups and downs of life into a message I could understand. He made everything make sense! He’d laugh his uproarious laugh and all was right in the world. I’ll never forget him, and am hard-pressed actually to go on without him. I miss him already…

  • I am very sad, he was my professor at UMassD. He was a joy! I miss him very much! My condolences from Brazil!

  • Of all the things we lost in 2020, this is the one that brought me to tears. A gentle, peace-loving soul gone too soon.

  • RIP to a wonderful colleague and friend. Deepest sympathies to all of Chris’ family, friends and colleagues. Deeply, deeply missed.

  • I am so very sad to learn of this. I have known the Larkosh boys since they were just little guys, when I worked with their dad in the Mobile Science Lab. This is the time that we need the hugs of consolation for all those who knew and loved Chris. I’m sorry Dan.

  • This was so sad to hear. I was so looking forward to hosting Chris as a visiting professor in Siberia later this year — and our students were excited to take his classes. My condolences to Chris’s brother and father.

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