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Niles H. Lawlor, 66, Metcalfe Co., KY (1948-2015)

He had gathered a host of friends since moving to South Central Kentucky, and was widely respected for his keen interest in the enjoyment and conservation of the area's unique natural treasures. He was a United States Marines Veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. He retired from Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems in Edmonton, KY. He was a member of the Sierra Club, the National Wildlife Federation and the Trust for Public Land.
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Mr. Niles H. Lawlor,was born October 27, 1948 in New Haven, Connecticut of Metcalfe County was found Thursday, April 16 in Taylor County after a boating accident that occurred on March 25, 2015. He was 66 years, five months, and 26 days of age.

The family has chosen cremation. The Memorial Service will be at 12:30pmCT/1:30pmET, Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Lebanon National Cemetery, 20 Hwy 208, Lebanon, KY, with Deacon Joe Dant officiant. Burial with military honors will follow in the Lebanon National Cemetery. Visitation will be at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court Street, Greensburg, KY, 6pm-8pmCT, on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

He is preceded in death by his foster parents, Thomas and Ellie Lawlor and one brother, James Green. He is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters: Kelly Moseley and Michelle Vanker, both of Florida

  • Four sisters: Geraldean "Jerri" Hanken of Orange Park, Florida; and Carolyn Cervero, Eleanor Lawlor Kaufman and Gayle Mazacane, all of Connecticut

  • Five grandchildren: Kasey, Kelley, Karley, Jordan and Bryce

  • And one great grandchild: Kennedy

  • Seven nieces, five nephews

  • Plus a host of other family and friends
The family is requesting that expressions of sympathy be donations to the Taylor and Green County Search and Rescue. These can be made at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court Street, Greensburg, KY.

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