Walter Lawruk, 86, Antis Township, died Thursday afternoon at his residence.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Anthony and Magdaline (Gurna) Lawruk. He married Olga H. Gural on June 7, 1952, at St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Carol (Pierre) Lachaussie of Essex Junction, Vt.; two sons: Gerald (Hazel) of East Liberty, Ohio, and Walter (Tracy) of York; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters: Olga Romerowicz and Alice Hanna, both of Altoona, and Jennie Cramer of Wallingford; and two brothers: Maurice and Adam, both of Altoona.
He was preceded in death by three brothers: Joseph, Raymond and Donald.
Walter was a graduate of Altoona High School and retired as a carpenter for Conrail. He served in the U.S. Army as a corporal during WWII. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bellwood, and also belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council 551, St. Stanislaus Kostka Brotherhood and AFL-CIO.
Walter enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially gardening, but most of all he enjoyed his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bellwood, by Father David Roesch. Committal will be at St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to St. Mary Ukrainian Church Cemetery, 2024 20th St., Altoona, PA 16601.