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Leo R. Lawler

January 5, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date: January 8, 2020

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Leo R. Lawler
January 5, 2020

Leo R. Lawler, 82, Carbondale, died at Regional Hospital, Scranton on Sunday. His late wife, Catherine Wormuth Lawler died on December 20, 2019.

Born in Carbondale, son of the late Leo and Elizabeth Tully Lawler Sr., he was devoted to his wife for 59 years especially during her illness the last few years when he rarely left his home in order to provide care. Leo worked for 37 years as maintenance engineer at Carbondale General Hospital and Marian Community Hospital. He was a member of Columbia Hose Co. for more than 50 years.

Surviving are: three sons, Leo Lawler and companion, Linda, Chapman Lake; Mike Lawler and companion, Jessica, Pleasant Mt.; Ryan Chludzinski, Puerto Rico; two daughters, Linda Schwartz and husband, Matthew, Carbondale; Lori Amorine and companion, Aaron, Carbondale; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John “Chico” Lawler and Michael Lawler and a sister, Betsy Stranieri.

The funeral will be Wednesday from Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 74 N. Main St., Carbondale, with a Blessing Service at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:30 until 11. Online condolences may be sent to funeral home website.

Services are under the direct guidance of Leo’s daughter, Linda Schwartz, funeral director.