BERWICK - Lawrence William "Larry" Lahr, 64, of Berwick, went to be with the Lord peacefully at home surrounded by family Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.
He was born Aug. 17, 1956, at Shamokin State General Hospital, a son of the late Lawrence Morris Daniel Lahr, of Dornsife, and the late Ruth Helen Latsha Lahr, of Trevorton.
He grew up in Trevorton, graduating from Line Mountain High School in 1974.
He met his wife, Deborah Ann (Whitebread) Lahr, and the two were married Aug. 6, 1983. They shared 37 wonderful years of marriage. Together they raised two children, Christopher Jon, of Unityville, and Megan Anna, of Berwick.
For much his life he was employed at Deluxe Homes of PA, in Berwick, working primarily with doors, windows, and siding. For the past 10 years he worked at Cheetah Chassis on the production floor. He always took great care and pride in his work, both on the job and at the numerous side jobs he performed to help out the family. He was an incredibly hard worker who often sacrificed himself and his time to support his wife and kids.
Larry, as all of his friends called him, had many talents and hobbies. He loved rollerskating, which is how he met his wife, and often recalled memories of the skating rink at Knoebels. He had a passion for ham radio and in his younger years he could be found in the attic at his radio talking and trading currency with other operators across the globe. Larry was also a model train and slot car enthusiast, taking care in putting up the Christmas display beneath the tree each year.
You could find him most Sundays at Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, Lightstreet, where he was a member. After services during the season, he would be in front of the TV or near the radio cheering on his favorite NASCAR drivers from the Hendrick's racing team.
Aside from his family, the most important activity to him was Scouting. Most weekends, you would find him at Camp Lavigne working on one project or another. He had been continuously active in the program with his son since 1993. Larry was a vigil member of Wyona Lodge 18, Order of the Arrow, and a district member of the Columbia Montour Council, B.S.A. He was very close to and had a great deal of love for his brothers.
He is survived by his wife Deborah, of Berwick; his son, Chris and granddaughter, Lillian Grace, of Unityville; his daughter, Megan Lahr and her family, Terry Dawson, and grandson, Jacob Elwood Dawson, of Berwick; his mother-in-law, Merle Whitebread, of Elizabethtown; two sisters-in-law, Karin Shipe and her husband, Chris, of Harrisburg, and Nancy Dillow and her husband, Scott, of Columbia; a cousin, Dale Lahr and his wife, Janet, of Coal Township; and a host of other cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; an uncle, Charles Lahr; and his father-in-law, Elwood Whitebread.
LAHR - Lawrence William "Larry" Lahr, 64, of Berwick. Larry wished to be cremated and his ashes placed next to his father-in-law, Elwood, at Pine Grove Cemetery, in Berwick, with Kathy Frey, lay speaker for the United Methodist Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "The Friends of Camp Lavigne" c/o Kent Robbins, president, 171 Bull Farm Road, Nescopeck 18635. Family and friends may send online condolences to jameslhinckleyjrfuneralhome.com. The James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1024 Market St., Berwick, is handling the arrangements.