Lawrence E. Gustafson

May 28, 1934 ~ December 7, 2021 (age 87)

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Lawrence E. Gustafson , 87, of Irvine, PA, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Warren General Hospital and went home to be with the Lord. 

He was born in Corry, on May 28, 1934, and was the son of the late Urno and Frances (Ahlquist) Gustafson. He was a graduate of the Youngsville High School Class of 1952.  He served in the U.S. Army in Hingham, Massachusetts. Lawrence retired from the National Forge Company (Ellwood) in Irvine after 35 years where he was in Quality Control.   He attended the First United Methodist Church in Youngsville for many years.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, outdoor yard work and gardening.  Lawrence was a great handyman and could usually figure out how to fix something.  He was a member of the American Legion in Youngsville and the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by his wife Jacquelyn N. (Fitzgerald) Gustafson of 65 years.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Lefty, Herb, John, Richard and Howard Gustafson and a sister, Ina Mae Walters.

In addition to his wife, Lawrence is survived by 2 daughters, Janice (Kendall) Kunz of North Bend WA and Laurie (Kevin) Murphy of Jamestown, NY and a son, Mark (Kelly) Gustafson of Youngsville; a brother Willard (Butch) Gustafson of Youngsville; 3 grandchildren, Elise (Adam) Ross of Buffalo NY, Shannon Murphy of Albany, NY, and Travis Gustafson of Youngsville; 1 great grandchild, Valerie Ross and several nieces and nephews. 

A private cemetery burial will be on December 16th at the Youngsville Cemetery. There will be no service. A memorial service will be held at a future date in the spring of 2022 at the First United Methodist Church in Youngsville. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Youngsville or a Veterans charity of your choice. 

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