Richard "Dick" H. Lawlor

February 12, 1938 ~ February 13, 2021 (age 83)


It is with a heavy heart we share the passing of Richard (Dick) Lawlor, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, mentor and dear friend to many.

Born and raised near Washington DC, he was the youngest of 3 children of Margaret and Thomas Lawlor.  He joined the Air Force in 1956, graduated from the University of Maryland (Go Terrapins!), worked in broadcasting before moving to California.  He served as a Probation Officer for Santa Clara County for many years until he retired.

In 1972 on a beautiful spring day at Maryknoll Seminary, he married the love of his life, Claudette Irving, and her three children, Linda, Paulette, and Ron Irving.  He gave them each wedding rings (a bracelet for Ron) while the song “Teach Your Children” was played on guitar.  In 1976 Christine Elise Lawlor (Lurie) was born, bringing even more joy to the family.

He was a member of and volunteered for many organizations including the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Graduates,  Our Lady of the Sierra, Sons in Retirement (SIRS), Sequoia Woods Golf Men’s Club, Logging Museum, Bear Valley Ski Club, The Moose Lodge, and of course the ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out), as well as an original member of the Lube Room Ski Team.

A highly spiritual soul, Dick worked closely with the Catholic church and loved singing in the choir.  He enjoyed golf, skiing, traveling, cracking corny jokes, and spending time with friends and loved ones.

Dick is survived by his wife, Claudette Lawlor, four children, Linda Irving, Paulette Irving, Ron Irving, and Christine Lurie, four grandchildren, David Keating, Annalise Irving, Damian, and Jordan Lurie, and many loving family members and cherished friends, including his dog Winnie.

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