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(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 awards.
     He retired from Penelec; prior to that, he worked in the family sheet metal business for many years.
     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.


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