LAWRENCE A., Jr.
Beloved husband of Mary Jane Tracey Wallisch for 65 years. Loving father of L. Allan (Elizabeth) Wallisch, Elizabeth Ann (Furman IV) South, Tracey Ann (Martin) Fallon, and Kathleen Ann (Peter) Hallisey; caring grandfather of Abigail, Katherine, Furman V, Colin, Barrett, Sarah, Lindsay, Caroline, Claire, Patrick, and Brendan; brother of Helen Georges, the late Albert and William Wallisch; son of the late Lawrence and Helen Wallisch. Lawrence attended Holy Rosary Elementary School and graduated from Westinghouse High School in Homewood. He volunteered for military service in 1942 after high school and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant after graduation from Bombardier School in Roswell, New Mexico. He trained as a Navigator - Bombardier on a B-25 aircraft and later flew 18 combat missions against the German forces from air bases in Corsica and Fano, Italy. He was a member of the 12th Air Force, 310th Group and 380th Squadron. He graduated from the School of Engineering in 1948 at the University of Pittsburgh. In business he was co-owner of Plastic Tooling Supply Inc., K Castings Co., Latrobe Pattern Co., Aero Die Casting Co., Latrobe Plastic Co., and Hospital Supply & Development Co. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Oakmont Country Club for over 50 years. He was a member of the Board of Governors for nine years and was President of Oakmont Country Club for three years. He was a member and usher of St. Thomas More Church and St. John Capistran Church and served at both churches for a total of about 45 years. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends and family are welcome at 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, 724-941-3211, on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday 11 a.m. in St. John Capistran Church, 1610 McMillan Rd., Upper St. Clair, 15241. Everyone please meet at church. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Please add or view tributes at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2014