Lawrence William (Larry) Lahr, age 64, went to be with the Lord peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Born August 17, 1956 at Shamokin Hospital, he was the son of Lawrence Morris Daniel Lahr, Dornsife, and Ruth Helen Latsha Lahr, Trevorton. He grew up in Trevorton, graduating from Line Mountain High School in 1974.
For much his life he was employed at Deluxe Homes of PA in Berwick, working primarily with doors, windows, and siding. For the past ten years he worked at Cheetah Chassis on the production floor. He always took great care and pride in his work both on the job and at the numerous side jobs he performed to help out the family. He was an incredibly hard worker who often sacrificed himself and his time to support his wife and kids.
He met his wife, Deborah Ann (Whitebread) Lahr, and the two were married on August 6, 1983. They shared 37 wonderful years of marriage. Together they raised two children, Christopher Jon of Unityville and Megan Anna of Berwick.
Larry, as all of his friends called him, had many talents and hobbies. He loved roller skating, which is how he met his wife, and often recalled memories of the skating rink at Knoebels. He had a passion for ham radio and in his younger years could be found in the attic at his radio talking and trading currency with other operators across the globe. Larry was also a model train and slot car enthusiast, taking care in putting up the Christmas display beneath the tree each year. You could find him most Sundays at Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church, Lightstreet, where he was a member. After services during the season he would be in front of the TV or near the radio cheering on his favorite Nascar drivers from the Hendricks racing team.
Aside from his family, the most important activity to him was scouting. Most weekends you would find him at Camp Lavigne working on one project or another. He had been continuously active in the program with his son since 1993. Larry was a vigil member or Wyona Lodge 18, Order of the Arrow and a district member of the Columbia Montour Council, B.S.A. He was very close to and had a great deal of love for his brothers.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, as well as an uncle, Charles Lahr, North Carolina; and father-in-law, Elwood Whitebread, Berwick. He is survived by: his wife Deb, of Berwick; Son, Chris and granddaughter Lillian Grace of Unityville; daughter Megan Lahr and family, Terry Dawson, and grandson Jacob Elwood Dawson, Berwick; mother-in-law, Merle Whitebread, Elizabethtown; sister-in-law Karin Shipe and husband Chris, Harrisburg; sister-in-law Nancy Dillow and husband Scott, Columbia; cousin, Dale Lahr and wife Janet, Coal Township, and a host of other cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Larry wished to be cremated and his ashes placed next to his father-in-law, Elwood, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Berwick. Services will be held on Thursday January 21, 2021 at 11:00 am at Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut St, Berwick presided over by lay speaker for the United Methodist Church, Kathy Frey. Family will receive friends at the cemetery from 10:00 am until time of service. All who knew him are welcome, but the family asks that you please were a mask and observe social distancing when appropriate.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “The Friends of Camp Lavigne” C/O Kent Robbins, President; 171 Bull Farm Road Nescopeck, PA 18635.
Family and friends may send online condolences to jameslhinckleyjrfuneralhome.com. The James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1024 Market St., Berwick is handling arrangements.
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