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Richard R. Lawless

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Richard R Lawless, D.D.S. Richard R Lawless dies October 8, 2012 at age 76 in Richardson, Texas. Born November 29, 1935, he was the son of late Richard and Veronica (Tiedeken) Lawless. Richard was a graduate of Haverford High School in Delaware County, after graduating from Temple Dental School; he maintained a dental practice in East Norriton for 48 years. Richard was dedicated to his work as a dentist and compassionate about the care of his patients. Richard was known by all who knew him as a kind, caring man. Richard's hobbies included history of Civil War and Second World War, he built and recreated numerous scenes of battles from both wars and attended meetings with other enthusiasts of these wars. His other hobbies included going to and collecting movies and travel. Richard was preceded in death by his son Booby, who died October 9, 2009, his two sisters, Joan Harris who dies May 4, 2011 and Patricia Baker who died June 26, 2011, both in California, and his second wife of 10 years, Mary Alice (Whalen) who dies March 11, 2009. Richard is survived by his son, Michael, and daughter Danielle, both in Pennsylvania, daughter Cheryl in Texas and his first wife of 22 years and a companion, Sinikka Lawless. Richard is also survived by four nephews, Joe Harris, David, Jimmy and Robert Baker and a niece Elaine Baker, all in California. Friends, former and present staff and patients are invited to attend the memorial mass 11 A.M. at St. Titus Catholic Church, 3006 Keenwood Road, East Norriton, Pa 19403, Lobby opens at 10:15 A.M. Interment will be private In lieu of flower, family request that memorial contributions be made to two of the many charities Richard contributed to. The Salvation Army, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 26800, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-6800 or UNICEF, US Fund for UNICEF - Dept. F, P.O. Box 27780, Newark, NJ 07101-7780.

Published in The Times Herald on Nov. 4, 2012
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