James N. Lawrence Sr. of Mercer passed away at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System and in the company of family members. He was 73.
Mr. Lawrence was born Feb. 27, 1939, in Lynchburg, Va., a son of William and Nettie Lawrence.
He was raised in Lynchburg and moved to the Pittsburgh area in the late 1960s before relocating to Mercer.
James worked a combined 50 years in the steel industry and retired from WCI Steel in Ohio.
He was a member of the United Steelworkers and Local 1375 union.
James enjoyed four-wheeling, hunting, fishing, gun collecting and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia Lepera Lawrence; and three children, five stepchildren, 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Family and friends attended a burial service Friday (1-4-13) in the chapel of Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. To send a condolence, visit www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com
Arrangements by Rredmond Funeral Home Inc., Freeport, Pa.
Published Jan. 5, 2013 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201-A Erie St., Grove City.