William Richard Lawler

Lake City, Pennsylvania Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Joel Theis at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, 3100 Canfield Rd., Youngstown, Ohio, for William Richard Lawler, 76, who went very peacefully to be with the lord on February 12, 2013 after a long illness. William was born in Youngstown, Ohio, son of the late William Anson Lawler and Ruth Anna Swartz. He graduated high school in Holland, Texas and went own to own his own business for Rain Soft water conditioners. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed all sports and loved being with his family. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy, whom he married January 27, 1997; one Son Richard Lee Lawler of Erie, Pa.; three daughters, Connie Fagnano, Debbie (Jimmy) Precurato and Leslie (Dale) Britton, all of Austintown; two sisters, Linda (Jack) Schwarten of Canfield and Karen (Al) Thomas of Bristolville, Ohio; step sons Clyde (Maria) Kelly of Pa. and Bryan (Stacy) Kelly of Pa.; and a step daughter, Trina (Duane) Mast of Pa.; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends will be received at the at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home on Saturday, February 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To view this obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.vaschak-kirilafh.com.

Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 14, 2013