Lawson H. Gilmore
April 16, 1928 - August 30, 2014
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Lawson H. Gilmore, 86, of Rochester Township, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver, due to complications from ALS.Born April 16, 1928, in Dickerson Run (Fayette County), he was a son of the late Lawson Henry Sr. and Bulah Gilmore.  …
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Linda and Randy left a message on October 8, 2014:
Lawson, we met you at Dairy Queen - little did we know how long and lasting our friendship would be - every Saturday night we would share a booth and stories. Mostly about family but often everyday events, life. We want you to know that we will line up in the drive thru and wait for service - heaven must have a very long line - but we know that you will be there - giving good service and hopefully a wonderful blizzard or two. We will never forget you or your generosity and most of all, your smile. Thank-you for sharing with us . . . Your friends, LInda and Randy.
Kristen (Kasputis) Mack left a message on September 17, 2014:
My sympathy and prayers to Lawson's family at this time of loss. It was a pleasure to work for him and his family in his beginning years at DQ. May your memories bring you comfort. Kristen (Kasputis) Mack
deb seebacher left a message on September 15, 2014:
My sincere condolences to all of Lawsons' familyI had the pleasure to work at the Dairy Queen when Lawson and Ethel first purchased the store, even then it was a family business and Lawson delighted in his employees and customers.deb seebacher
Ed and Shaunette Onuska left a message on September 14, 2014:
Please accept our condolence for your loss. Having lived next to him for over 20 years it was indeed a pleasure having him next door. We never saw him not smiling when he was outside in his yard. He truly earned his heavenly reward, we will miss him a lot.Ed and Shaunette Onuiska
Jeanne Pittavino left a message on September 10, 2014:
I was shocked to hear of Lawson's passing. My heart goes out to the whole family.Such a good man! I know he will be missed dearly by his family but also byhis Dairy Queen family. May he live on by the memories of the caring way that he lived his life.Sincerely,Jeanne Pittavino
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Anita Marker left a message on September 9, 2014:
I worked closely with Lawson many years at Taylor Milk Company. I enjoyed his friendship and he was very easy to work with. He is the one that encouraged my daughter Laura to audition for the Beaver Co. passion play Hosanna. All of our prayers are with the family in this time of loss.
Elaine Davidson left a message on September 6, 2014:
Sending my most sincere condolences, and love to my aunt Ethel and family. I had not seen my uncle since childhood, but I was able to meet him again 7 years ago. I'm so happy I was able to reconnect with he and my aunt. We had a wonderful time catching up on all the years past. He was a wonderful proud family man who was loved dearly. May he be at peace now, free from pain. Sending my love to Heaven
Kathy left a message on September 5, 2014:
I love you Dad. I will miss you, but you will always be in my heart.
Bob and Karen Gates left a message on September 4, 2014:
So sorry for your loss. Our Sympathy to your whole Family. Hugs and Prayers.
CINDY COOK left a message on September 4, 2014:
I FIRST ME MR. GILMORE 18 OR 19 YEARS AGO! HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, ASHLEY ,WAS MY DAUGHTER'S BEST FRIEND! WHEN MY DAUGHTER HAD CANCER THEIR WHOLE FAMILY EMBRACED US! MARINA SPENT MANY A TIME AT DAIRY QUEEN AND ENJOYED IT TREMENDOUSLY ! MR. AND MRS. GILMORE LOVED MY CHILDREN AND I REMEMBER HIM FONDLY AND HE WILL BE MISSED! TO HIS FAMILY, I SEND LOVE AND CONDOLENCES! OUR LOVE, JOHN, CINDY, JACQUIE, AND LITTLE LILL
Marilynn Thornburg Grimm left a message on September 4, 2014:
I sometimes referred to him as my Uncle Awesome. He used to save box tops and send away for things for my kids. My grandkids are now eating from Spaghettios spoons that were from him. He often helped with the dishes. Once, he said "Ethel, I don't remember having fondue for dinner. Why am I washing this pot? She said " It needed washing." He just shook his head, laughed and washed the pot. Life is sometimes hard, God is always faithful. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. That is my prayer for everyone who loves my Uncle.
Marilynn Thornburg Grimm left a message on September 4, 2014:
I used to call him Uncle Awesome. He saved coupons and sent away for way cool stuff for my kids. My grandkids now eat their Spaghettios with a spoon he got for us. He would often help do the dishes. I remember him saying once "Ethel, I don't remember using this fondue We would sneak in a piece that hadn't been washed in a while. Life is short and sometimes hard. God is Always faithful.
Simpson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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