Bernard Joseph Lawlor
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Bernard Joseph Lawlor
  • March 17, 1949 - December 10, 2017
  • Mechanicsvlle, Virginia

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LAWLOR, Bernard Joseph, 68, of Mechanicsville, Va. passed away on December 10, 2017 in the presence of his family and comfort of his own home. Bernie fought an inspiring twelve-year battle with metastatic prostate cancer. Born and raised in Ligonier, Penn., he is preceded in death by his parents, George E. and Blanche E. Lawlor of Ligonier, Penn. He is survived by his wife, Patricia R. Lawlor; three children and spouses, Bryan (Tracy) Lawlor, Kathryn Lawlor, and Aimee (Shawn) Shreffler; two sisters, Patricia and Susanne Lawlor; and seven grandchildren, Keeley (19), Zachary(15), Shayne(11), Conner(11), Jackson(9), Brayden(9), and Adaleigh(3).

Bernie led an honorable life having attended St. Francis College in Loretta, Penn. and most notably serving a twenty-two year career in the United States Navy, where he retired honorably as a Master Chief.

As the military remained close to his heart the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, you consider assisting our service members by contributing to the Wounded Warrior Project in his honor. Donations to the American Cancer Society would also be appropriate.

A viewing will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel, 9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Church of the Redeemer Catholic Church, after which Mr. Lawlor will be cremated as per his wishes.