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John R. Lawrence

John R. LawrenceJohn R. “Wheelie” Lawrence, 58 of Shenandoah passed away Sunday.

Born in Shenandoah on April 13, 1953 he was a son of the late Elwood W. and Clara (Lubyck) Lawrence and he was raised by his loving grandmother, the late Clara Fell of William Penn.

He was a graduate of Mahanoy Area High School.

Earlier, John worked as a lab technician for the former Zapata Industries, Frackville.  Later, he worked at Eagle Rock Valley of the Lakes for several years as a state licensed sewage treatment plant operator.  Most recently John was employed by Redco as group home manager.

Fire DepartmentHe was a life member of the William Penn Fire Company and a member of the Park Crest Fish and Game Association.

Surviving are one sister, Sharon Lubyck of Albuquerque, NM; one brother, Andrew Lubyck; a niece, Andreanna Lubyck and his uncle, John Fell all of Florida.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday 10:00 am at the William Penn United Methodist Church where he was a member and lay minister.  Rev. Margaret Marshman will officiate.  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.

John R. Lawrence Has 12 Condolences Posted:

  1. andreanna lubyck says:

    i miss you buddy, i think about you everyday, and i hope you’re having fun up there. see you eventually! i love you.

  2. andreanna says:

    i miss you buddy. you were my bestfriend and i think about you everyday. i hope you have fun up there. see you eventually. love you!

  3. Robert Schoppe says:

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of John he was not only a hard worker for me at Zapata but also a freind you could count on. May he rest in peace.

  4. Mark A. Fell says:

    Rest in peace my dear cousin. You will be missed by all that knew you and the smiles that you bought to so many people.Until we meet again. Love and miss you dearly.

  5. Denise says:

    I sure hope you found the peace you were looking for,I can not believe you are gone but you will never be forgotten,miss you and love you always,Rest in peace hon!

  6. Paul & Barb Bernotas says:

    So sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing.
    He brought a smile to EVERYONE he met!
    I will miss bumping into him, he was always a joy to be around and no matter what kind of day you were having it was instantly brighter just because you ran into him!

    Rest in peace, Johnny.

    Spread your joy around the heavens!

  7. Cheri Macknis (Nork) says:

    I am devastated and my heart hurts. I lost one of the bestest friends any girl could have. RIP my dearest Johnny Lawrence I’ll never understand why and wish I could have been there for you if I’d have known. We have nothing but the greatest memories and you will absolutely NEVER be forgotten…until we meet again know that I love you and miss you so much <3 XOXO

  8. Bobby Moucheron says:

    What can i say…you made me laugh more than anyone. Cartoon Bob was a trademark.
    Johnny Lawrence , you were a great friend and i treasure the times we spent at nites wherever we ended up. Im gonna miss ya buddy. See ya down the road.

  9. William Penn United Methodist Church says:

    The William Penn United Methodist Church would like to express its sincere condolonces to John and his Family. John was a member that always went above and beyond when it came to our Church. John was on different committees and highly involved in making the church better. When we had Hoagie Sales he was always there. He was at Church every Sunday Morning. Our church won’t be the same without him, he will come to Church for the last time on Saturday Morning as our Church says its final Good Bye to a dedicated member

  10. Rich Stevens says:

    My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathies to the Lawrence Family.
    John you will always be my friend I hope your at peace now. I keep wandering why you didn’t come down to the fire house and hang out so we could talk more. That song by George Jones that you told me about years ago to play at your Funeral “He Stopped Loving Her Today” keeps playing in my head. I miss you more than you will ever know I’m fighting back the tears now as I write I know Saturday Is going to be hard as I say Good Bye to you for the last time.

  11. William Penn Fire Co. No. 1 says:

    The William Penn Fire Co. would like to express sincere condolonces to Johns Family.
    John was a member of our Fire Co. for 34 years he was always willing to help at fund raisers. Our annual Bleenie Sale won’t be the same with him not frying bleenies. He was more than a fellow Brother he was a friend to us all. John you will be missed more than you will ever know. Rest In Peace Friend.

  12. Andy Lubyck says:

    Rest in peace big brother. I will never forget who taught me to work on cars, figure things out no matter how difficult, and take life one day at a time. I love you and miss you already.