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John W. Lawson Sr.

Died: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019


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John W. Lawson Sr., 82, of Ashland, passed away Tuesday January 8th, with his family by side at the Shenandoah Manor Nursing Center.  Born in the village of St. Nicholas, May 29, 1936, he was the son of the late James and Helen Yorski Lawson, Morgan and step father Russell Morgan. He attended the former St. Nicholas Elementary School, and later served in the U.S. Army as a field artillery specialist in Germany during the time of the Korean Conflict.  John was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ashland, and employed as a heavy equipment operator at the North Schuylkill Landfill until his retirement.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, working on cars, cooking, fishing, and watching WWF.

Precededing him in death was his wife, Kathleen Heine Lawson, sons, David Lawson, in 2000, and James Lawson, in 2012, son in law Nicholas Zappacosta in 2017 also a deceased sister, Percilla Dysel and brothers, Francis, Thomas, and David Lawson. 

Survivors:

Daughter:  Lisa “Russell” White, Ashland  

Daughter:  Tina Zappacosta, Leland, N.C.

Son:  Joseph Lawson, Carry, N.C.,

Son:  John Lawson Jr., Ashland

Son:  Robert Lawson, Ashland 

Son:  Kevin Lawson, Ashland

Step Daughter:  Tera “Thomas” Houser, Pasedena, MD

Step Daughter:  Tonya “Chris” Dimmick, Frackville 

Former wife:  Theresa  Lawson  

Grandchildren:  James Gallese, Rich White (Ashley), Christine Harrah, Shaylee Malinowski, Deanna DAgostino, Thomas Houser III, and Jesse and Sara Dimmick

Nieces and Nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside funeral service with military honors at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on April 15th, 1:30 PM.    

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Tina Lawson Zappacosta
   Posted Sun January 13, 2019
I miss you more than ever..😢😢
But, I know you're still watching
silently from above.
The love you gave still warms me
the way it always will,
But leaving left an empty space
that time can never fill.
From heaven you're still giving
the love you always had.
I know you hear me talk to you.
I will always love you Dad
💖 ForEverInMyHeart 💖

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