AlliedNews.com - Grove City, Pennsylvania

Obituaries

May 11, 2014

Ira Walter Lakin

Veteran, retired engineer held several patents

LAWRENCE COUNTY — Ira Walter Lakin, Perry Highway, Washington Township, Lawrence County, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, in his residence. He was 95.

He was born Sept. 6, 1918, in Salem, Ohio, to Oscar Walter Lakin and Ora Alma Dell Lakin.

Mr. Lakin was a graduate of Salem High School.

He served during World War II with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific theater of operations, achieving the rank of first lieutenant.

Mr. Lakin and Evelyn Edna Doepping married in June 1949. She died March 10, 2009.

He was a Protestant.

Mr. Lakin held a number of patents for steel mill equipment. He retired as an engineer from Dravo Corp., Neville Island.

He loved hunting, fishing and gardening, and enjoyed oil painting and classical music. He liked to play chess, pool and cards.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7465, Springfield Township.

Mr. Lakin is survived by: three daughters, Barbara and her husband Al Bauer, Greenville; Deborah Lakin, Volant; and Carol Lakin, California; two sons James and his wife Peggy Lakin, Grove City; and Richard and his wife Mary Jo Lakin, Hanceville, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Lou Lakin, Erie; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer, and two brothers, Meahrl and Oscar Lakin.

LAKIN

Ira Walter, 95, Perry Highway, Washington Township, Lawrence County.

Service: Private with the family.

Arrangements by SMITH FUNERAL HOME OF LEESBURG, 1778 Perry Highway, Volant.

Published April 23, 2014 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • ali obt0628Wintjen.jpg Devin Michael Von Wintjen

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140623Kopnisky,joe.jpg Joseph Louis Kopnisky

    Joseph Louis Kopnisky of Grove City passed away at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was 78.

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • ali obt140621-mcintire, alice.j Alice L. McIntire

    Alice L. McIntire of Jackson Center passed away peacefully of natural causes with her daughter and friends by her side at 7:14 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. She was 92.

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • ali obt140618-indre, nancy.jpg Nancy J. Indre

    Nancy J. Indre, formerly of DuBois, Erie and Collegeview Towers, Grove City, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, in Orchard Manor, Pine Township, where she lived the last five years. She was 88.

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • ali obit Stypula0611.jpg Elizabeth J. Stypula

    Betty J. Stypula of Fort Wayne, Ind., formerly of Allison Park, Pa. died June 7, 2014. She was 91.

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Steven 'Steve' Paul Rhule

    Steven Paul Rhule, beloved husband of Dr. Michele Makary Rhule of Mercer; father of Morgan M. Rhule of Miami; son of Donald H. Rhule of New Wilmington, and the late Eileen Rhule; and brother of Donald C. Rhule of New Hope, Pa., and Patty Rhule of University Park, Md.; died Sunday, June 8, 2014, after a heart attack. He was 66.

    June 17, 2014

  • ali obt140607-maniscarco, caro- Caroline M. Maniscarco

    Caroline M. Maniscarco of Pine Township passed away at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township, after an extended illness. She was 87.

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • ali obt140605-cicero, virginia- Virginia Lee Cicero

    Virginia Lee Cicero of Orchard Manor, Pine Township, formerly of Lee Lane, Grove City; and Bethlehem, Pa., passed away at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township, after a three-week illness. She was 96.

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • ali obt140604-petro, josephine- Josephine Rita Marinelli Petro

    Josephine Rita Marinelli Petro, formerly of Franklin Avenue, New Castle, swiftly and peacefully went home to be with Jesus at 9:29 p.m. Friday (5-30-14) with her loving family near her, and in the care of diligent and hospitable staff in the hospital of Jameson Health System, New Castle. She was 82.

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • ali obt140531-krofcheck, doro.j Dorothy Jean Krofcheck

    Dorothy Jean Krofcheck, a lifelong resident of the Village of Pardoe, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was 90.

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide