• DRAPELA LAWRENCE Age 81, of In...

Age 81, of Indiana Twp., passed away at home on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was born on November 1, 1936, and has since been a lifelong resident of the Valley. Mr. Drapela graduated from trade school as a bricklayer and later went on to become a heavy equipment operator where he worked for AGI and Miles Construction for many years before retiring. He belonged to the 4H Club and formerly Walter's Chapel Church in Rural Ridge. He was a very hard worker, always providing for his family, and taking excellent care of his late wife, Lois before her passing in 2014. Surviving him are sons, Lawrence (Andrea) Drapela, Jr., of Leechburg, Randy (Karen) Drapela, of West Deer, daughter, Deborah (Scott) Bochek, of Cheswick; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Brandon Drapela; sisters, Nancy Gaiser, of FL, Alice (Frank) Harkiewicz, of Sharpsburg, Jane (John) Venneri, of Connellsville, brother, William (Elizabeth) Drapela, of Acme, PA. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Lois (Nye) Drapela; two sisters, Lilian Beacom and Helen Russell, two brothers, Frank, Jr. and Joseph Drapela. Mr. Drapela's family invites friends for visitation on Monday, November 20, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in THE CHARLES B. JARVIE SPRINGDALE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 801 Pgh. St. Funeral Service will commence on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with Burial to follow in Deer Creek Cemetery.
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PostedNovember 19, 2017