(courtesy Ed & Lana London)
Grave marker for Lawrence G.
Fitzpatrick in Saint Catherine's Cemetery, Du
Bois (Clearfield County), Pennsylvania
Lawrence G. Fitzpatrick
Lawrence G. Fitzpatrick, 87,
formerly of Olive Avenue, DuBois, died
Tuesday at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
He was born Jan. 9, 1923 in DuBois, a son of the late
George and Velma McMaster Fitzpatrick. On
Nov. 11, 1946, he was married to June D.
DeWyer Fitzpatrick. She preceded him in
death in August of 2004.
He served in the U.S. Army as a Staff
Sergeant for the Airborne division in the
European Theater during World War II. He was
awarded the Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars,
the Silver Star and various other military
He retired from Penelec; prior to that, he worked in
the family sheet metal business for many
He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Roman
Catholic Church. He was also a past member
of the James J. Patterson Post 813 Veterans
of Foreign Wars and the George D. Montgomery
American Legion Post 17 in DuBois. He
enjoyed Notre Dame Fighting Irish football.
Survivors include a daughter, Wendy Hanslovan of DuBois;
three sisters, Rose Marie (Walter) Rafferty
of Jacksonville, Fla., Marion (Keith) Smith
of Rockville, Md., and Rita (Eugene) Martini
of DuBois; two brothers, James Fitzpatrick
of DuBois and Earl Fitzpatrick of
Mechanicsburg and two granddaughters
He was also preceded in death by a son,
Larry Fitzpatrick and two sisters, Betty
Cavalier and Barbara Fitzpatrick.
FITZPATRICK: Lawrence G., formerly of Olive
Avenue, DuBois, died June 15, 2010. Friends
will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today
at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home Inc.,
DuBois. A Scriptural Wake Service will be
held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The DuBois Area Honor Guard will conduct a
ritual service at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the
funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at
St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church
with the Rev. Msgr. Richard Siefer as
celebrant. Burial will be in St. Catherine's
Cemetery where full military honors will be
accorded by the members of the DuBois Area
Honor Guard. Memorial donations may be made
to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box
14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.