Robert Louis LAWTHER

Male 1932 - 2008  (76 years)


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  • Name Robert Louis LAWTHER  [2

    • Robert L. Lawther
      New Kensington


      Robert Louis Lawther, 76, of New Kensington, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in UPMC St. Margaret, Pittsburgh. Born Feb. 2, 1932, in New Kensington, he was the son of late Roy A. and Mary I. Hoak Lawther and was a 1949 graduate of New Kensington High School. He had been a resident of the local area most of his life. Having served in the Air Force during the Korean War, he participated in many refueling missions as part of the navigation team of the aircraft. He attained the rank of staff sergeant. He was employed by Pan American Airlines as an engine mechanic at the former Idelwild Airport, now JFK International Airport, New York. He was a service manager at both the former Ken Auto, New Kensington, and St. Clair Dodge, Pittsburgh. He then worked at Aluminum Co. of America, New Kensington, retiring after 20 years of service. For five years he then worked at Moonlight Mushrooms, Worthington. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed his camp in Tionesta and spending time with friends at the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 699, Tarentum, where he was an active member. He was a member of Tyrian Lodge No. 644 Free and Excepted Masons, New Kensington. Beloved father, the Rev. Richard C. (Freda) Lawther, of Fairgrove, Mich., William K. (Haunani) Lawther, of Springfield, Ore., Kenneth R. Lawther, of Auburn Hills, Mich., and Robyn S. (Jeff) Ramaley, of New Kensington; grandfather of Lehua Lawther, Keith Lawther, Lopaka (Mandy) Lawther, Kawika (Michelle) Lawther, Likeke and Kimo Lawther, Jennifer (Dan) Guerrini and Jeffrey (Danielle) Ramaley; and great-grandfather of four. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Reba I. Lawther, who died June 12, 1982. and brothers, Jack Hoebeck, William A. Lawther and Roy T. Lawther. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME, New Kensington, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Clifford E. Buell officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The Eagles will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

      (Obituary from The Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum, Pa.)

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    Born 2 Feb 1932  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1940  Living with parents in New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 15 Apr 2008  [1
    Buried Greenwood memorial Park, Lower Burrell, Westmoreland Co.. Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I88573  Main Tree
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2018 

    Father Roy Albert LAWTHER,   b. 31 Mar 1902, Tarentum, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1976, New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary HOAK,   b. 14 Mar 1905,   d. Feb 1981, New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 6 Mar 1926  Wellsburg, Brooke Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F36517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Reba Isabella GARNER,   b. 27 Jun 1931,   d. Jun 1982, New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1950  [4
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F36525  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S9284] 1940 Census New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

    3. [S9285] FamilySearch.org. West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932.

    4. [S9288] Marriage License for Robert L. Lawther and Reba Isabella Garner.