Mr. Lawrence T. Shepard, 71, of Woodland Drive North , Great Valley, New York died Saturday evening (October 10, 2009) at the Olean General Hospital, Olean, New York following a long illness.
Born July 20, 1938 in Erie PA he was the son of the late Walter and Clara Wilbur Shepard. He was married on November 21, 1959 to the former Linda Showers who survives.
He was a graduate of Liberty College, Lynchburg, VA
Mr. Shepard was employed with Local 13, Rochester, NY as a mechanical engineer with Argonne National Laboratories, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, MD.
He attended the Free Methodist Church, and enjoyed restoring Bolens Tractors.
Surviving besides his wife are four sons; Lawrence (Beth) Shepard Jr., Joppatowne MD, Barry (Jenn) Shepard, Joppatowne, MD, Garry Shepard, Harrisburg, PA, Gregory (Tina) Shepard, Peoria AZ, one daughter Linn (Matthew) Clark, Southern Pines, NC. Six grandchildren, Lawrence (Veronica) Shepard III, Joppatowne, MD, Tori Shepard, Joppatowne, MD, Joshua Shepard, Joppatowne, MD, Gregory Shepard II, Peoria, AZ, Logan Clark, Grace Clark, Southern Pines, NC, two sisters, Marianne (Junior) Chipley, Harbor Creek, PA, Kay (Robert) Miller, Erie PA, two brothers Arthur (Lucille) Shepard, Gloucester, MA, Ronald (Kathy) Shepard, Erie, PA, several nieces and nephews.
Three brothers Walter Shepard, Robert Shepard David Shepard and one sister Eileen Bandy predeceased Mr. Shepard
Friends may attend funeral services at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Saturday (October 17, 2009) at 6:00 PM with Pastor Samuel Stull, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, officiating.
The family suggests memorials to the America Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
Burial will be held at the convenience of the family
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