Thomas G. Lapping, age 68, of Fairview, died Saturday, December 1, 2012, at his residence, following a brief illness. Born May 1, 1944 in Green County, Pa., he was the son of the late Arthur and Betty Jones Lapping. Tom was a 1962 graduate of Fairview High School and went on to work for 50 years at Weislogel Shur Fine Market, in Fairview, where his last years were spent as the Meat Manager. He was a member of the American Legion Post 742, in Fairview, and he enjoyed shooting pool. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Lapping. He is survived by his wife and only love of his life, Pat Coniglio Lapping, three sons: Terry Lapping and his wife Paula, Timothy Lapping and Todd Lapping and his wife Amanda, all of Erie. He is also survived by a brother Ronald Lapping and his wife Fran, of Erie and two stepchildren, Michael Rowland of Fairview and Tina Patten of Fresno, Calif., along with two grandchildren, James and Thomas. Also, a cousin Donald Jones and his wife Iva of Alton, Va., as well as several nieces and nephews survive. Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main Street East, in Girard, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8, followed by a service at 8 p.m. in Burton's All Faiths Chapel with Rev. Shane Thompson of AseraCare Hospice officiating. Memorials may be made to the family c/o the Burton Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 2, 2012