Obituary

Thomas M. Lawall (1942 - 2013)

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Thomas M. Lawall, 70, of Wilkes-Barre, died Monday at Hospice Community Care.

Born Dec. 20, 1942 in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Martin and Catherine Scanlon Lawall. Tom was a graduate of St. Mary's High School. Before retiring, Tom was employed by PennDOT for 26 years.

He was a great fan of Philadelphia Phillies baseball as well as Notre Dame and Philadelphia Eagles football.

Tom was kind, loving and good-hearted person who always put the needs of others before his own. He was a second father to his niece and nephew.

A brother, Edward R. Lawall, died Feb. 6, 2002. An aunt, Mary Scanlon, also preceded him in death.

He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, Kevin and his wife, Kimberly, and their son, Hunter Thomas Lawall, West Wyoming, and Mary Alyce and her husband, Steven, and their sons, Steven and Edward Joseph (EJ) Langdon, Wilkes-Barre.

Celebration of Thomas' life will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township.

Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Tom's family at www.celebratehislife.com.
Published in Times Leader on Feb. 27, 2013
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