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September 20, 2013

Charles T. Lawrence Sr.

SAEGERTOWN — Charles T. Lawrence Sr., 89, of 906 Erie St., Saegertown, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at home.

Charles was born in LeContes Mills on May 21, 1924, a son of the late Charles W. and Anna Meyers Lawrence. On July 5, 1947, he married Evelyn Walker; she survives.

He was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Meadville.

After 49 years of service, Charles retired from the former Talon Inc. of Meadville as corporate quality control manager. A U.S. Army veteran, Charles entered active duty on Feb. 8, 1943, and served his country honorably until his discharge on Dec. 21, 1945. During his service time he participated in the French, Belgium and German campaigns. A graduate of Meadville High School, Charles also attended Allegheny College.

A charter member of Saegertown American Legion Post 205, Charles was also a member of Venango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 169 and Saegertown Volunteer Fire Department. He was a former justice of the peace for Woodcock Township. Charles was also a member of “Lower Sheriff Lodge” hunting camp in Forest County since 1955 where he, along with Lew Brown, Bill Hall, Don Redmond, Bill Sherry, Judd Smith, Nor Stainbrook and Bernie Williams, shared great times together.

In addition to his wife, Evelyn, of 66 years, Charles is survived by three sons, Charles Jr. and his wife, Becky, and Joseph and his wife, Cheri, both of Saegertown, and A. Mark of California; a nephew, John Lawrence, whom he helped raise, and his wife, Susan; a sister, Patricia Amboyer of Titusville; seven grandchildren, Kelly Moutsatsos and her husband, Russ, Mark Phelan and his wife, Marisa, Ellie Amory and her husband, Jason, Andrew Lawrence and his wife, Mary, Joey Lawrence and his wife, Kelly, Lyndi Lawrence, and Tiffany Willard and her husband, Matt; eight great-grandchildren, Grant Phelan, Tyler Amory, Sophie Moutsatsos, Will Phelan, Maria Amory, Sebastian Moutsatsos, Lynette Phelan and Alene Lawrence; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by five sisters, Alice, Marie, Vivian, Betty and Anna; and five brothers, Clark, Eddie, Joe, George and Blair.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 330 Broad St., Saegertown, where a scripture service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, at 10 a.m. on Monday, with Father Johnathan Schmolt, pastor, as celebrant.

Interment will take place in Venango Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., or St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., both of Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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