Edward Walter Larkosh


Edward Walter Larkosh passed away on March 14, 2021, at his home in East Providence, R.I. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 20, at 12:30 pm, at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Augustine’s in Vineyard Haven at 1:30 pm. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs. 


  1. sympathies to ed’s family and loved ones. have so many good memories of him as a science teacher in middle school in tisbury, and watching him many times do what he really loved, playing jazz drums with otis sutton at the ocean view.

  2. My condolences to Ed’s family members.
    Eddy was my private teacher for the chromatic harmonica for several years. He was a highly effective teacher who believed that learning and practicing scales was the key to understanding and performing with the harmonica. His lesson plan was solid and detailed. Studying with him was pleasant and amusing because he was kind, friendly, and shared a lot of interesting stories. I also attended many of the excellent local jazz group performances he led. I only stopped lessons when I was recalled to active duty. When I returned I was disappointed that he had left the island. Eddy will be missed.

  3. In the early 1990s, Elizabeth Talbot, keeper of the East Chop Light, often held open lighthouse late Sunday afternoons. Eddy and bluesman Maynard Silva dropped by frequently to jam. Wow. To their accomplished musicianship and camaraderie add the amazing acoustics — those magical sessions are among my favorite island memories, all the more so now that all three of them are gone.

  4. Deepest condolences and sympathy for Dan Larkosh on this loss of his father, Ed, and the 2020 Christmas Eve loss of his only sibling, his brother, Christopher.

    May God’s love and peace strengthen you now, Dan.

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