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William Joseph Lawler Jr.

April 30, 1954 — January 20, 2024


William Joseph "Bill" Lawler Jr., 69, of Bethlehem, PA passed away on January 20, 2024. He was born in Philadelphia on April 30, 1954 to the late William Joseph Lawler Sr. and Margaret Marie (McDermott) Lawler. He was the loving husband of Cheryl (Fenoff) Lawler for 13 years. William graduated from North Catholic High School and St. Joseph's University. He worked for Acme Markets and later owned and operated Bill's Circle Market in Philadelphia. After that he began working with the USDA, FSIS, as a line inspector. The next step in his career with the USDA was as an Enforcement, Investigations, and Analysis Officer. His final position with the agency was Frontline Supervisor in New York City. Bill retired in December, 2020.

Bill is survived by his wife; stepson Christopher (Jessica) Mann; grandchildren Macy and Carter; sisters Margie (Michael) Toomey, and Grace Walsh; nieces; nephews; and many other loving family and friends. Bill is predeceased by his parents; sister Jane Lawler; and brother Joseph Lawler.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Christ Lutheran Church, 69 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055. There will be a calling hour from 10-11am followed by a service at 11am. Luncheon to follow at The Steel Club, Hellertown.

In lieu of flowers, a gift may be made in Bill's name to AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, 110 W. Laurel Ave., Cheltenham, PA 19012, or St. Luke's Hospice, 2455 Black River Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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Christ Lutheran Church

69 Main St, Hellertown, PA 18055

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