SALISBURY â€“ William Lawroski, 88, died Aug. 5, 2010, at Noble Horizons. He was the husband of the late Lucille Ruth (Jones) Lawroski.
William was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Dalton, Pa., to the late Nancy (Luchke) and Alex Lawroski. He was a graduate of the Waverly High School class of 1940. He spent his days farming, and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He most recently worked at Deep Lake Farm in Lakeville. No doubt many people will remember his helpful hands from working at the Lakeville Town Grove.
William was a member of the Third Infantry Division and served in the Army as a technician for the 3468 Ordnance Motor Maintenance Company. He was a corporal major under Gen. George Patton. He received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Recently he received recognition for his exemplary and unwavering courage during World War II from Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.
He is survived by his son, David Lawroski and his wife, Penny, of Great Barrington, Mass.; his daughter, Tina Pitcher of Sharon; four grandchildren, David Lawroski Jr., Monica Mott and her partner,W. C. Conlin, Edward Pitcher-Draghi and his partner, Luke, and William Pitcher and his girlfriend, Shanna Foley; a great-grandson, Jerry Conlin; and his brother, Harry Lawroski of Wilson, Wyo.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his daughter, Sally Mott; his three brothers, John, George and Stephen; two sisters, Ann and Mary; and a son-in-law, Edward Pitcher Jr.
A memorial service will be held at the Salisbury Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 21, at noon, with a celebration of his life to follow at the Herbert G. Klebes American Legion Post No. 126 in Sharon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Herbert G. Klebes American Legion Post or to Noble Horizons. The Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon has charge of the arrangements.