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Richard D. Lawson

September 25, 1964 ~ February 17, 2021 (age 56)


Richard D. Lawson, 56, of Oil City, PA., died Wednesday Feb. 17, 2021 at UPMC-Northwest in Seneca.

Born Sept. 25, 1964 in Franklin, PA., he was the son of the late Harold & Amy Wilkinson Lawson.

Richard went to Oil City Schools.

He had been employed at Kwik Fill for several years.

Richard is survived by long time companion Cindy McElroy of Oil City

two stepsons

Andrew McElroy

Michael McElroy

and a step daughter

Laura McElroy Bean

7 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Richard is also survived by three brothers

Jake Lawson & his companion Suzette of Franklin

Kenny Lawson of Oil City

Larry Lawson & his wife Jody of Franklin

two sisters

Dee VanSlyke & her husband Howard of Oil City

Deb Watson & her companion Ed of Oil City

In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by a brother in law

Robert Yashinski.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Services will be held at a later date.

The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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