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James W. Lawry Sr.

December 21, 1930 — April 22, 2022

JAMES W. Lawry Sr. age 91 of Houston passed away peacefully at 5:33am Friday, April 22, 2022, in his home. He was born December 21, 1930, in West Homestead a son of the late Richard H. and Mary Rebecca White Lawry. Mr. Lawry attended Calhoun Jr. High School, then proudly served with the United States Army Air Corps in the 11th Airborne division. He was a member of the United Steel Workers of America and had been employed as Maintenance Supervisor at Mesta Machine Corporation prior to his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking and his 4 cats. Mr. Lawry was a sober member of A. A. for 47 years, where he was very active, sponsoring and helping many over the years. He resided in Houston for the past 27 years and was Methodist by faith. On May 19, 1996, at Cooks Forest, he married his best friend and wife Karen Gruber who survives. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his children Cindy (Mario) Skaruppa, Diane (Pix) Hughes, Jeff (Sue) Agnew, James Agnew, Mary Agnew, James W. Lawry Jr. and his wife Linda, Richard H. Lawry, 20 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Lawry was the last of his immediate family. Deceased in addition to his patents is his son David A. Lawry, and his siblings Dick, Ester, George, Robert and Dot.

Friends and family are welcome Sunday, April 24,2022, from 2-4pm and 6-7pm the time of Celebration of Life services in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120.Interment will be private. To view or extend condolences please visit

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