Gregory "Shawn" LAWLESS


LAWLESS, Gregory "Shawn" 52, peacefully went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2013. Born in Denville, NJ, he graduated from Mendham High School & later attended Delaware Valley College and the University of South Florida. Shawn was a star athlete in high school and attended college on a Baseball scholarship. He started his career in Tampa as a Tennis Professional and later moved into sales with a national food equipment distributor. His passions included years as a competitive triathlete, running, golfing, riding his Harley, barbecuing & spending time with his family. Shawn is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; treasured daughters, Jessica & Cassidy; mother, Mary Lawless; sister and brother-in-law, Colleen & Jimmy Purcaro; sister, Kelly Lawless; in-laws, Robert & Anna Hamric, Billy & Allyson Littleton, Lynne Lorrier; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, host of life-long friends, all who loved him very much. Shawn was a wonderful, caring & gentle man who touched the hearts of so many people. His quick wit, genuine smile & charisma will be sincerely missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3rd, 1 pm, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Tampa. A reception in celebration of his life will be held immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family humbly asks consideration for memorial donations to an education fund for Jessica & Cassidy Lawless. For details, go to or call Donna Delmar at Chase Bank (813)814-9897. MacDonald Funeral Home - Tampa (813)933-4950

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 31, 2013