George Lawther, 82

George Lawther, 82, of Portersville went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. He died at the Evergreen Nursing Center following a brief illness.

Born November 13, 1929 in Bakerstown, PA, he was the son of the late George Raymond and Jessie R. Dobson Lawther.

He was married to his best friend, Margaret June Nye Lawther who passed away on April 1, 2008. They were married on August 12, 1976.

George retired from the Pittsburgh Cut Flower Company. He also worked at Hopper Building Supply. He was an active member of the Free Methodist Church. George volunteered at both the Portersville and Butler Food Banks. He enjoyed farming and gardening .

Survivors include five sisters – Evelyn Cotto and Beatrice Rodriguez, both of Valencia, Harriet Vasquez of Mars, Alice Howryla of Richland Twp., Cheryl Zabish of Lumberton, TX; and five brothers – Rodney and Robert “Butch Lawther, both of Cranberry Twp., Gerald Lawther of Bairdford, and Daniel and Edward Lawther, both of Mars. He is also survived by Margaret’s brothers and sisters and their families with whom he was very close to.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother William R. Lawther.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 on Friday June 1, 2012 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Free Methodist Church on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11:00 am with Pastor Todd Onink officiating.

Interment will follow in St. Mark’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church, Ellwood City.

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