Alfred E. “Boomer” Lawless SAUGERTIES - Alfred E. “Boomer” Lawless, 84, of Ulster Ave. died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at his residence. Born Oct. 23, 1928 in Saugerties he was the son of the late Michael and Martha LaHoud Lawless. A lifetime area resident he was a Veteran of the Korean War where he served in the US Army and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was employed for many years with A. Michael Schovel Tree Service and later for Rotron where he retired in 1994. He was a member of the Saugerties American Legion Post #72 and the VFW Post #5034. An avid fisherman whose knowledge of the Lower Esopus Creek and Hudson River were legendary, Al had a “heart of gold” and enjoyed family and friends at the docks of “Lawless State Park” on Lighthouse Drive for many years. Predeceased by his wife, Theresa, survivors include four Sons and their spouses, Joseph and Angelina, Barry and Sandy, David and Heidi and Allen and Jessica Lawless all of Saugerties. one Daughter: Linda and her husband Jack Lane of Saugerties. One Brother William Lawless and two Sisters: Rosemary Mackowitz and Agnes Gardner. Seven Grandchildren: April Lane, Christopher, Terrie Ann, Justin, Nicholas, Jacob and Michael Lawless and two Great Grandchildren: Dakota and Riley Pixler and several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by a Son, Alfred, a Grandson, JJ, Brothers: Michael, Charles, Jack, Joseph and a Sister, Therese Lawless. His Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. Of John & Lafayette Sts. Friends will be received on Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will follow with military honors in St. Mary's Cemetery, Barclay Heights. Expressions of condolence may be shared on Al's Memory Page at SeamonWilsey FuneralHome.com
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Published in the Daily Freeman on Feb. 21, 2013