Mount Greenwood crash victim will be ‘dearly’ missed
BY STEVE METSCH firstname.lastname@example.org January 14, 2013 12:22PM
Updated: February 16, 2013 6:16AM
Sean Larmon had no siblings but was never lonely.
“He was an only child, but he had hundreds of brothers and sisters. He had more friends than you can imagine,” said Jori Oczkowicz, who met him 17 years ago.
“We all loved him and we’ll miss him dearly. Everyone’s upset,” she said.
Larmon, 35, of the 10800 block of South Whipple Street, and another Chicago man, Demetrius Caples, 28, of the 9200 block of South Vanderpoel Avenue, died early Sunday when the vehicles they were driving collided head-on in the 3400 block of West 115th Street in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community, officials said.
Chicago police are investigating and had not determined the cause the crash as of Monday afternoon.
“He (Larmon) was just coming home. We don’t really know the whole story. The roads were really icy,” Oczkowicz said Monday.
Larmon worked as a union electrician and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134, she said.
“They’re going to miss him there,” she said.
A call to Local 134 was not returned Monday.
Larmon was born Nov. 1, 1977. He grew up in Chicago, graduated from Marist High School, and attended Eastern Illinois and Robert Morris universities before he became an electrician, she said.
Larmon was not married and had no children, she said. His longtime girlfriend “is taking this hard,” Oczkowicz said.
In his free time, Larmon “loved his music and dancing. He just liked to dance,” she said.
The crash happened about 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Chicago police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said.
The head-on collision pinned some people inside the wreckage and sent a woman to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious to critical condition, Kubiak said. She was still hospitalized as of Monday, Kubiak said.
Larmon was driving alone, Oczkowicz said.
Visitation for Larmon will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Donnellan Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western Ave., Chicago. A funeral Mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Christina Church, 3332 W. 111th St., Chicago. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2755 W. 111th St., Chicago.
Attempts to reach family or friends of Caples were not successful Monday.