|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1949|
|Death: ||Oct. 14, 2010|
LAWRENCE G. BLESSING, 61, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at his home.
Lawrence was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and brother.
He attended Germantown High School in Philadelphia.
At the age of 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving 8 1/2 years. He served in England, Germany and Okinawa during the Vietnam Era. He was discharged on Oct. 14, 1977 with the rank of Specialist E-5 in Petersburg, Va. While in the service, he won a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of meritorious performance of duty.
After his discharge, he worked for the Defense Logistics Agency in Richmond, Va., for a year and a half before retiring.
He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans.
A funeral service will be Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Mark C. Mooney officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Friends will be received one hour before the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lawrence's name to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, ATTN: Gift Processing.
Source : The Morning Herald Newspaper - Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland - Monday, October 18, 2010
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Record added: Oct 18, 2010
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